Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Exotic Destinations

Hi there!

Today, I have a fun box of indie polish goodies to share with you.  The Awesome Sauce Indie Box is a quarterly box with polishes from 5 different indie polish makers.  Four of the makers are regulars and the fifth is a guest maker for each box.  In addition to the 5 polishes, there are also two hand/body care items for each box created by one of the makers.  The regular contributors are Lavish Polish, Ever After Polish, Aurora Lacquers and Anonymous Lacquer.  The special quest maker for this quarter's box is Vapid Lacquer.  This summer box is inspired by exotic travel destinations.  Who doesn't love that?  What I think is the coolest option of the Awesome Sauce Box is the ability to get either full sized polishes or mini polishes.  I think this is an excellent option for people that don't want to spend a ton of money to try out new indie brands.  So, let's get into some swatches!

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Exotic Destinations - McPolish





First up, we have a lovely squishy crelly from Aurora Lacquer.  "Endless Sunset" is a peachy crelly that has teal and yellow glitters scattered through it.  The inspiration for this polish was the sunsets over the island of St. Thomas in the Caribbean. I really love the consistency of this polish, very squishy.  I used two coats with a glossy top coat for this swatch and it covered that nail completely.  In the bottle, there are many glitters stuck to the sides, but it did not affect the overall glitter pay off of this polish.  I just love a nice orange polish!

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Aurora Lacquers - Endless Sunset - McPolish

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Aurora Lacquers - Endless Sunset - McPolish



Next, we have a super stunner from Ever After Polish.  "Waianapanapa" takes it's inspiration from the black sand beach in Hawaii.  This is a black jelly polish with a linear holographic base and packed with rainbow holographic micro glitters.  I used two coats with a glossy top coat for this swatch but I could have gotten away with one thick coat.  I am in love with this polish!!  It is just so stunning and so difficult to photograph.  People that love black polish will go nuts for this one.

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Ever After Polish - Waianapanapa - McPolish

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Ever After Polish - Waianapanapa - McPolish



Anonymous Lacquers has an awesomely bright polish for us that was inspired by the Great Blue Hole which is part of the Belize Barrier Reef System.  Not only are the photos of this ocean sinkhole stunning but so it this polish.  "'Best Belize" is a bright ocean blue linear holographic jelly polish with a scattering of green to blue shifting metallic flakies.  It really does look like the ocean!  I used two coats with a glossy top coat for this swatch.  Just lovely!  Anonymous Lacquer also supplied a cuticle oil for the box.  This Jojoba based oil has a crisp citrus scent (which is my favorite) and soaks in quickly.

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Anonymous Lacquer - Best Belize - McPolish

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Anonymous Lacquer - Best Belize - McPolish



Next, we have a glitter packed polish from Lavish Polish called "Key to Paradise".  This is a seafoam green crelly that is utterly packed with turquoise and silver holographic glitters.  Even though this baby is super glitter dense, it still applied like a dream (like all Lavish Polish crellies do).  I used two coats with a glossy top coat for this swatch.

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Lavish Polish - Key to Paradise - McPolish

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Lavish Polish - Key to Paradise - McPolish


Lastly, we have the guest contributor, Vapid Lacquer.  "Garota de Ipanema" is a super bright purple creme that has red undertones with a strong coppery shimmer and a little bit of holo.  This purple is so bright, it is almost neon!  I used two coats with a glossy top coat for this swatch.  The dense shimmer can make your brush strokes show up easily, so be careful with application to make the straight.  This was a pretty opaque polish and you might be able to get away with just one coat if you are careful.  Vapid Lacquer also supplied a beach hond and body lotion for this box.  It is called "The Girl from Ipanema" and is it a goat's milk lotion with the scent of coconut/mango/papaya with a subtle copper shimmer.  It is thick but not too greasy and smells lovely!

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Vapid Lacquer - Garota de Ipanema - McPolish

Awesome Sauce Indie Box - Vapid Lacquer - Garota de Ipanema - McPolish


The Awesome Sauce Indie Box will be available for preorder starting tomorrow, July 17th and continue until July 24th.  Shipping is available to the US and Canada.  The full sized box is going for $50 and the mini sized box is $27.

Here is where you can order your box: online store
Here is where you can follow on social media: Instagram and Facebook

Check out all of the contributors here:
Lavish Polish store
Ever After Polish store
Anonymous Lacquer store
Aurora Lacquers store
Vapid Lacquer store

I really hope you enjoy this special indie box.  All of the polishes are excellent and you will be very happy with them.  Which one is your favorite?  Are you going to be ordering this box?

Smooches!
- Amy McG aka McPolish


*products provided by the makers for honest review*

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12 comments

  1. This is soo good!!!! Amazing swatches as always. I thinks it the pose. So unique!!! So happy yiu loved it all!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I loved this box :)

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  2. Very nice spread. :) I love the blue and the pink one the most. :D

    Love Lotte

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  3. Oh my word, these are stunning! I seriously can't pick a favourite.

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  4. Your swatch for Aurora's Endless Sunset came out so much better for you than me. What's your secret? Mine was patchy even after 3 coats. And I didn't see any of those yellow glitters, lol .. Maybe I just don't have the skin tone for this one.

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