If you’ve read my previous Papergang posts then you’ll know all about what the subscroption box is. If you haven’t, heres the run down: Papergang is run by a UK based independent company, Ohh Deer, that focuses on sustainability. All the packaging is recyclable and for every 4 boxes sold 1 tree will be planted in association with the charity TreeAid. I’m definitely behind this!
Every month you receive exclusive stationery and desk accessories designed in collaboration with different artists. This month’s box has designs by Chloe Hall and it’s another super pretty flora
The subscription costs £10.95 with £2.95 postage, or you can prepay for 3, 6 or 12 months. With the monthly subscription you can cancel whenever you like or skip a month.
It was just 3 months ago that the original Gothic Fictions Collection was released, and today I have swatches of the new Gothic Fictions II Collection. These polishes are made by Sara, who owns Dystopia Nail Polish, a relatively new UK indie nail polish brand. All Dystopia Nail Polish products are cruelty free and vegan, and have a 10-free base. This newest collection is based on some more of Sara’s favourite Gothic Fictions, and will be released on the 28th of July.
If you haven’t heard of Madam Glam, it’s a New York based brand that wanted to create salon-quality, carefully sourced nail and gel polishes. As of 2018, they became 9-free, cruelty-free AND vegan, which made me super happy, and I was very pleased to be contacted by the brand.
This is my first time trying Madam Glam Gel colours and I have to say, I’m impressed! I was very luckily allowed to choose 3 colours to play with and I chose a bright, a neutral and a glitter to get the best idea of the products. I even have a discount code to share with you at the end!
I have swatches of, and an eye look using, the new Tropical Twist Barry M baked eyeshadow palette today! Like the other 3 palettes, it comes with 18 amazing matte and metallic shades, and these ones are mix of brights and mesmerising shimmers. It’s available to buy at Boots, Barry M and Look Fantastic for £12.99.
Bluesky have a brand new Neon Smoothie Collection available and it’s perfect for summer! There are 6 gel colours in this range and they have a running theme of muted neons (not quite pastels, not quite brights) with a black speckle and gold glitter running through them. This is something unique to gels that I haven’t personally seen before, but I’ve seen in plenty of Indies! Let’s take a look at them.