April Charity Box

The Charity Box is a group on facebook hosted by Jill from Jreine Cosmetics. She, along with two guest makers, collaborates together with a chosen theme and charity from the members in the group. This month, JReine is joined by Sassy Sauce Polish and Lilly Anne’s Garden.

Items in this box were sent to me in exchange for photographs and opinions. All views are my own honest opinion. Should there be any issues with any polish, I will resolve with the maker first for a chance to correct.

This month, The theme of Vintage Fashion was chosen and the charity is Best Friends Animal Society . $2 from every box sold will be donated. You can find the facebook group at this link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecharitybox/. . Now onto the swatches!!


This image inspired 1920, a deep burgundy base with a copper/ golden/ green shift. Here I have two shown here two coats and topped with Fleur de Crystal glossy top coat from JReine.

Groove On

Next up, inspired by this image is Groove On by Sassy Sauce Polish. This is described as a lilac shimmer with purple/aqua shifting aurora and green/lilac shifting duochrome and ghost flakies. Here I used two coats and topped with glossy top coat. This polish has gorgeous flakies that lie down flat and is not textured at all when dry.

Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow

Lilly Anne’s Garden has indulged us with Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Cuticle Balm & Lotion that is a truly decadent delight.  A sweet bing cherry accord is brightened with hints of strawberry to awaken the senses in this luscious scent.  Rich vanilla and creamy marshmallow and a drizzle of chocolate form a cloud of sweetness that brings this scent to perfection.

First, this lotion smells absolutely amazing!! I get more chocolate marshmallow than I do cherry, but I’m not complaining at all. My 4-yr old has seemed to be drawn to this and wants it put on his hands every time he sees it. This lotion is thicker than bottled lotions are. It’s perfect because it rubs into the skin and does not leave a greasy residue at all. The last image shows the lotion rubbed into my hand, so you can see how nice and non-greasy it is.

The Cuticle Balm comes in a handy travel-size lip balm tube. This balm is thicker than other cuticle balms I have used in the past, which is nice because this one does not melt as soon as it touches my skin. This is more on the oily side than the lotion, but that is to be expected since it is a balm. Below I applied it after using acetone. It completely nourished my cuticles and skin. It also has a more chocolate marshmallow smell and therefore you have to be careful not to nibble on your fingers.

This box is Available now for preorder until Nov 16th for $32 at https://charityboxftjreine.bigcartel.com/. For every box sold, $2 will be donated to the The Best Friends Animal Society. Feel free to visit and join the Charity Box group on facebook for more questions or information as well as voting for themes and charities for future months.


Swatch Note: My images are taken in a light-box indoors with a daylight bulb and a DSLR camera. Some Pictures may be taken in different lighting or outdoor sun depending on what is needed, but this will be referenced if done. Editing for cropping and watermark are done and only editing for color correction if needed. Video swatches are filmed in same lighting, but filmed with iPhone XS max.