Tini Beauty’s The Lacquer Cabinet February and March sets

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Once upon a time (okay, 4 years ago), I used to bartend on the side.  I was never a serious mixologist, but I could throw together a delicious Blue Hawaiian.  Luckily for me, most of the customers I dealt with stuck to simple mixes such as Jack-and-Coke.

The Lacquer Cabinet is a monthly subscription box by Tini Beauty.  Tini Beauty is the parent company of Nailtini, a cocktail-themed polish line.  They have collaborated with beauty bloggers and professionals to develop their three-bottle Nailtini lacquer collections.  These collections also come with nail art tips, a nail file and two empty bottles with two ball bearings for your own polish cocktails.

February’s collaboration is with lifestyle and beauty blogger Faith Roxas of Love, Roxie.  This pink-heavy collection fits in well with Valentine’s Day.

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Pink Clover Club (2 coats) is a bright pink crème with a touch of silver shimmer.

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Valentini (2 coats) is a dark berry crème.

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Head over Heels glitter (3 coats) is a rainbow glitter mix in a berry jelly case.  This was pretty thick and a bit cumbersome to apply.

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One of the nail art tips suggested dabbing a bit of Head over Heels on my tips over a base color.  I tried doing this over Pink Clover Club, but my attempt left much to be desired.

March’s collaboration features a collection with makeup artist with Sarah Coy of Coy Makeup.  I adore the simple mix of colors.

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Cement Mixer (2 coats) is a putty-colored gray crème.

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Venom (2 coats) is a rich, silver-spiked black shimmer.

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Bottle Green (2 coats) is a lush emerald crème.

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I attempted a bit of stripe nail art to showcase the bold nail art tips suggested with the set.

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While I didn’t find the February set fit for mixing, I knew I would definitely try my hand at frankening with this set.  I’m not sure of my proportions, but it’s probably close to 50% Cement Mixer and 50% bottle green.  This resulted in a slightly dusty green similar to Misa’s Dirty Sexy Money.

Overall, the Nailtini crèmes have pigmented, fairly easy-to-apply formulas but I’m not a fan of the long bottles and brushes.  This tends to pull out more polish than needed and can result in flooded cuticles, so I recommend swiping off the excess at the bottle neck prior to application.

Considering their regular stock is priced at $13 a bottle, The Lacquer Cabinet is a deal at $25 a collection.  I plan on putting my mixing bottles to good use for a future polish-related experiment (which will be shared with all of you!)  Do you already subscribe to other beauty boxes?  I’m more of a pick-and-chooser myself J

More about Janice

Janice Agagas-Welch is a Filipino Navy brat raised in Northwest Florida living the good life in the Lowcountry. She’s a married dog mom and licensed nail technician who has owned over 2000 polishes over the last 5 years. She also loves food, cider, mid-1990s R&B, college football and anything Peanuts/Snoopy-related.

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