Black Dahlia Lacquer Subscription Box Review – November 2014
Black Dahlia Lacquer is a brand new nail polish subscription box. They offer 2 subscription plans: polish + jewelry, and polish only. Black Dahlia Lacquer is a hand-crafted, vegan, and 5-free nail polish line created by a mother-daughter team. They’re also certified cruelty-free by the CCIC and only work with vendors who don’t test on animals.
They also offer options to purchase a month’s box without a subscription (for a little bit extra) on their website each month.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This is a review of the polish + jewelry option.
The Subscription: Black Dahlia Lacquer
The Cost: $20/month with free shipping to US, or $26/month for international subscribers
The Products: All polishes in the Black Dahlia Lacquer subscription are exclusives or previews from upcoming collections (never something already released). The Polish + Jewelry option will include two 8ml bottles of polish and a piece of handmade jewelry, which will often incorporate their polishes. The polish-only box will contain two 8ml bottles of polish, and one 14 ml bottle of polish.
Ships to: US and International
Black Dahlia Lacquer in Holiday Heather – 8 ml, value: $6.75
Black Dahlia Lacquer in Vibrant Poinsettias – 8 ml, value: $6
This first polish, Holiday Heather, was made exclusively for the November box so you can’t buy it online – but here is a very similar one (just silver instead of lavender). Holiday Heather is a “dusty lavender, filled with holo micro glitter.” I love this color!
Vibrant Poinsettias is one of the polishes in their Holiday Micro Glitter Trio that launched on December 5th. It’s on the border between pink and red, and has holo glitter and red sparkles in it.
Here are some swatches – I like the formula a lot! I haven’t tested to see how long they wear without chipping, but the consistency and opacity are both nice. These seemed have just a little bit of texture when completely dry (probably because of the glitter), but I’m sure a top coat would even it all out again.
Oval Holo Short Necklace – value: $20
This is the necklace included in my box. Every piece of jewelry is handmade and no two subscribers get the exact same piece. I couldn’t find this exact one on their product page, but here is one that is very, very similar. I like the necklace, but I’m not sure it’s quite my style – I’ll probably use it as a Christmas gift!
Verdict: Overall, I’m really happy with the first month of Black Dahlia Lacquer! I love that the polishes are 5-free, cruelty-free, and vegan. I’m a big fan of the colors the designed and sent for the holidays, too. The value comes out to $32.75, so I’m happy with that!
What do you think about Black Dahlia Lacquer?