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Harry Potter fans, have I got something special for you! You can get your very own piece of owl mail delivered, way heavier than a letter, which I think you’ll be glad for. Lindsay of Night Owl Lacquer, along with five other makers, are coming together to celebrate Harry’s birthday on the July 31 with this otherworldly collaboration! Okay, wands up! Let’s break into this magical box!
Cast A Spell Box 2018
Now, let’s quickly go over a few vital details about this box. It’ll be available for pre-order from July 31 through Aug 7, with 20 ready to ship boxes on hand. Preorder shipping will start around Aug 19. Boxes cost $49.00 plus shipping with some international shipping options also available. I’ll have more details below and you can find even more on the Cast A Spell website.
This annual collaboration box is released on Harry’s birthday, with this year’s polishes based on spells used in the books and the movies. The packaging here stopped me in my tracks and I had to document these cool little details.
Prior Incantato – Night Owl Lacquer
Prior Incantato is Night Owl Lacquer’s contribution to the Cast A Spell box. The polish is a teal leaning green jelly base filled with aurora shimmer shifting red to green to gold, crystal chameleon flakes that shift both copper to red to gold to green and, silver to red to aqua. Micro holographic flakes provide extra sparkle and punch. The depth here builds pretty quickly but does not affect the visibility of the flakes. Here, I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Prior Incantato is a reverse spell which allows one to see an echo of the last spell the wand performed.
Along with the polish, Lindsay has also supplied a broom pen (might need a spell to engage flight and resizing) and some Harry Potter themed stickers.
Expelliarmus – Stella Chroma
Stella Chroma brings Expelliarmus to the box! This is one glowing little number! Pam describes this as a disarmingly red chrome polish. Well, I dare say that it ain’t! The warm jelly base has an aggressive gold shimmer that gives it an exceptional glow. Also, iridescent flakes were mixed in. These were inspired by debris the flying spotted during the final Battle for Hogwarts. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Expelliarmus is a defensive spell used to disarm an enemy by making them release whatever they’re holding.
Reducto – Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer was inspired by the Reducto curse! The result is a dazzling pool blue base with a flash of blue shimmer and larger aurora shimmers that shift from teal to indigo. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Reducto is a curse used to blow any solid object into tiny pieces!
The Unbreakable Vow – Nvr Enuff Polish
Here we have The Unbreakable Vow from Nvr Enuff! This one starts in a blackened blue jelly base with a fierce, marked purple shift, linear holographic sparkles and, flakes that shift pink to orange! I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
The Unbreakable Vow is a spell that keeps two people to a vow, which if either of them chooses to break it, they die. Yikes!
Nox – Bees Knees Lacquer
Bees Knees is giving us Nox! A black polish base jam packed with iridescent flakes that shift to a rainbow of colors and a sprinkling of holographic flakes. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
The Nox charm is used to extinguish the light at the tip of a wand.
Themed Decals & Stickers – Ribbits Stickits
Kristy of Ribbits Stickits has created some water decals and stickers to add more direct “Potterness” to the box. The decals are a mix of watercolor and black print. I only used the watercolor as I was in a daring mood!
Additional decals and stickers can be purchased only as an add-on option with the purchase of the box for the cost of $5.00.
I have a ridiculously strong C-curve and water decals can be hit or miss for me. These applied without issue, and they were flexible enough to wrap around my curved nails.
I did encounter some color bleeding with some of the decals which I let Lindsay know about.
The Cast A Spell Box is a must-have for Harry Potter fans and polish fans alike! While the polishes themselves won’t afford you any powers, they are quite magical all their own.
Available for preorder from July 31 at 1:00 PM MDT to August 7th at midnight from Cast A Spell Store!
20 ready to ship boxes will be up for grabs to those who show extreme digital dexterity! Regular preorder shipping will commence Aug 19th.
Price: $49.00, plus shipping. $5.00 for additional water decals and stickers.
Limited International shipping available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about your location!
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Tell me, are you a Harry Potter fan? What do you think about this box?