It feels like I blinked and we are already in September. But there are so many good things coming (many in this post), so I can forgive and forget the craziness. One of the things I’ve been looking forward to the most is this month’s Little Box of Horrors. The theme is All Things Halloween and there are so many spooky, scary, and perfect products coming this month (including the debut of my new brand – Dark Skull Designs)!
I have 38 products to share with you today and as if that not enough, I will also be holding my first blog giveaway for a coupon code for $15 off your September Little Box of Horrors order. Cheyenne of CDB Nails and Beauty and Lisa of Cosmetic Sanctuary will also be holding giveaways for $15 off coupon codes. I’ll add links to their blogs below (as they post them), so you can get three opportunities to win*!
Little Box of Horrors will be open from September 18th to September 30th for the All Things Halloween products. The site is currently open for wishlisting, so you can start with a little “window shopping” to prep for the store opening on Saturday. You can browse and shop here!
Let’s take a look at the products and then we’ll get to the giveaway!
All swatches done using Vapid Lacquer – Commitment Issues Peel Off Base Coat and Get Your Shine On glossy top coat. Pictures taken in direct lighting with a natural daylight Ottlite.
* Giveaway open to US and Canada.
Tonight… We Fly!
Inspiration: Hocus Pocus
Description: A yellowy olive green base with teal to red to orange to green shifting multichrome shimmer. *It is advised to wear a base coat as this may stain*
The Soapy Chef
Beetlejuice Resin Trinket Dish
Inspiration: Beetlejuice – Lydia’s iconic quote
Description: This sparkly dish is perfect for the Beetlejuice and/or Halloween fanatic! Because these are handcrafted, each dish may look slightly different.
Trick or Treat Cuticle Scrub
Inspiration: The scents of the beginning of fall
Description: This gentle cuticle scrub/balm hybrid is made with a blend of oils and butters, as well as granulated sugar that buffs away dead skin around the cuticles and nail beds. Scent notes: Sicilian Lemon, Ruby grapefruit, sage & Basil leaves
The Nail Stuff
I Like Your Eye Patch
Inspiration: Rhonda from Trick ‘r Treat
Description: “Pre-dating Christianity, [Samhain] was celebrated on the one night between autumn and winter when the barrier between the living and the dead was thinnest, and often involved rituals that included human sacrifice….
…I like your eye patch.” – Rhonda, Trick ‘r Treat
Inspired by Rhonda and her jack o’lanterns, this flakie thermal polish is a shimmery navy when warm, and transitions to blue-black when cold. It is speckled with green-gold and pink-red-orange flakies.
Cap: 50 bottles
Sweet Heart Polish
Inspiration: The 1988 classic horror movie, Pumpkinhead
Description: Pumpkinhead is a pale peachy orange linear holo with both gold shimmer and gold sparks. This color came about when looking up old movie posters for some of the movies I wanted to see that Cassandra’s mom wouldn’t allow due to her young age at the time.
Cap: 100 bottles
Sassy Pants Polish
Inspiration: Picture of Witches Kitchen
Description: Neon green jelly base with gold holographic microshreds and red/orange/gold UCC flakes.
Pumpkin Potion Cuticle Balm
Inspiration: Sweet Pumpkin Spice
Description: This luxurious and moisturizing cuticle balm is enriched with all-natural skin-loving oils and smells like Halloween season….sweet pumpkin spice!
Un-frog-gettable Cuticle Cover (Liquid Latex)
Inspiration: Bonfires and Ghost Stories
Description: Bonfires and Ghost Stories scent –
(Ribbits Stickits House Blend) creamy butterscotch, aged bourbon whiskey, sweet vanilla and marshmallows, and smoldering fire.
This product contains Latex. DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO LATEX!!!
Cap: 50 bottles
Frogetaboutit Acetone Additive
Inspiration: Bonfires and Ghost Stories
Description: Bonfires and Ghost Stories scent description –
(Ribbits Stickits House Blend) creamy butterscotch, aged bourbon whiskey, sweet vanilla and marshmallows, and smoldering fire
Cap: 50 bottles
All Things Horrorween Waterslide Decals
Inspiration: Horror Films
Description: One and a half sheets of waterslide decals to help you create horror movie inspires decals all spooky season long! Printed on clear backing. Tips and Tricks and Instructions included!
Cap: 50 sets
Red Panda Lacquer
WITCH Way to the Party
Inspiration: A picture of Will from WITCH
Description: A light purple linear holo with red shimmer
Cap: 75 bottles
Inspiration: A dark Halloween night full of eerie creatures
Description: A dark teal jelly that’s loaded with micro holographic and iridescent flakes that shift from gold/pink/blue/green and UCC multi-colored flakes.
Cap: 50 bottles
Paradox Polish and Soap
Not Your Basic Witch
Inspiration: Witches and their black cats are my inspiration.
Description: A dark grey crelly with ucc flake, iridescent flake and purple glitters with scattered holo. Each order comes with a small jar of purple holographic bats.
Night Owl Lacquer
Inspiration: Halloween light displays.
Description: This is a neon yellow-green filled with purple/pink/gold/green aurora shimmer.
Description: A light gray base with a subtle blue tint, packed with copper/green, red/green crystal flakies, and holo flakies.
Cap: 150 bottles
Inspiration: Maker’s own jack o lanterns – I love creating those impossibly wicked grins
Description: Nearly black burgundy base w/ gold/copper/red shifting multi-chrome flakes and a red/copper/green aurora shimmer.
Practicing Dark Arts and Crafts
Inspiration: The internet’s obsession with cats and Halloween
Description: A deep blue to purple to pink shifting base with pink magnetic pull and added holo shimmer.
Ghouls Night Out
Inspiration: What a ghoul might have in their purse or handbag
Description: Scented in Animal Cookies, cherries, citrus, raspberries and slight musk
Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble
Inspiration: Witch’s Cauldron
Description: A tub of scoopable sand like wax scented in Green Apples, red apples, and caramel.
Jack of the Lantern
Inspiration: The Irish legend Jack of the Lantern, a drunkard who bargains with Satan and is doomed to roam the Earth with only an ever burning ember from Hell in a hollowed turnip to light his way.
Description: Jack of the Lantern is a burnt orange jelly with holographic flakes and black to burgundy to crimson micro flakes.
Lacquer is in the Air
Evil Comes in Every Size
Description: Evil Comes in Every Size is a grungy denim blue with holo pigment and ucc flakes.
Tiny Halloween Magnets
Inspiration: Ghosts and pumpkins
Description: Set of 4 tiny resin ghosts and pumpkins with neodymium magnets.
Tombstone Swatch Rings
Description: Turn your nail polish collection into a graveyard with these swatch rings. They are the perfect way to swatch your polishes and show off your collection! Each pack comes with two hand-assembled white rings of each of the five designs.
The designs include a cross tombstone, a skull tombstone, a pentagram tombstone, a tombstone with the alchemy symbol of death, and the classic RIP tombstone every Halloween fan knows and loves.
The rings fit most standard size bottles such as Color Club, Holo Taco, ILNP, LynBDesigns, etc. However, they can be expanded or shrunken to fit bottles such as those of OPI or Enchanted Polish. Just use careful application of heat from a blow dryer or other controllable heat source on the ring prongs and mold it to the shape of the brush cap. PLA can become soft if left under direct sunlight for long periods of time, so you do not need much heat to mold your rings. Please exercise extreme caution while using heat.
Jen & Berries
This IS My Costume
Inspiration: A silver ring with a skeleton holding a coffin-shaped ruby
Description: This IS My Costume celebrates those who put minimal effort into their Halloween costumes. It is an intensely silver holographic polish with red metallic flakies.
Cap: 100 bottles
The Fancy Room Cuticle Balm
Inspiration: What We Do In the Shadows (TV)
Description: All secret meetings are held in the fancy room, and this is the scent of secret vampire meetings: Leather, dark chocolate, and cherry.
Never Sleep Again
Inspiration: Freddy – Nightmare on Elm Street
Description: Black (cold) to clear/withish (warm) with small red metallic flakes
The Dust That Sparkles
Inspiration: What We Do In the Shadows (TV)
Description: The Dust That Sparkles can be worn as a sheer topper in 1 coat, or built to opacity in 2-3 coats. It has a deep blue base with a strong purple shift and can also look teal in some lights- and it’s full of multiple sizes of blue/green and blue/purple iridescent glitter!
Swatcher Note – a few of the LBOH’s swatchers found small chunks of undissolved pigment in their swatcher bottles. This did not appear to effect all of the swatcher bottles. Lynae will be making a new batch for any bottles that are sold during the September sale in order to avoid any further issues.
Cap: 64 bottles
Dark Skull Designs
Friday the 13th Clutch Wallet
Inspiration: Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
Description: The Friday the 13th Clutch Wallet features 12 card slots, a zippered change pocket (with an added body surprise inside), 2 slots for cash/receipts/additional cards & large slot for cellphone or other larger items. The Clutch Wallet also contains a gunmetal turnlock for added security, so you can load this wallet up with your essential and won’t have a fright from unintentional spills!
This wallet can fit in medium to large size bags or carried on it’s own as a clutch. The black/gray/white/red color scheme offers a sleek, modern look, while celebrating all things Halloween.
Empty wallet measurements: 8 in(L) x 5 in (H) x 2 in(W) – Width with vary depending on the size of items in the wallet.
Jason Lives Circle Bag
Inspiration: Jason Voorhees/Friday the 13th
Description: Companion to the Friday the 13th Clutch Wallet.
The Jason Lives Circle Bag features 2 exterior slip pockets, 1 interior slip pocket, and 1 interior zipper pocket (with an added spooky surprise inside). Gunmetal hardware and zipper adds a sleek flair to the gray/white/black/red color scheme. Each bag features two custom gunmetal zipper pulls – a Jason Chibi and a skull – on the main exterior zipper.
With a removable 52 inch adjustable crossbody strap, the Jason Lives bag can be used interchangeably as a crossbody bag or a handbag.
Measurements: 9.5in x 9.5in x 3in
Colores de Carol
Inspiration: Witch’s cauldron
Description: A black base with multichrome shimmer. holographic micro flakes and iridescent chameleon flakes.
Color Spectrum Polish
Inspiration: The Oogie Boogie Man
Description: A black base with lots of green shimmers and green to blue to yellow shifting ucc flakies
Cap: 50 bottles
Luxury Cream Eyeshadow
Inspiration: Halloween make-up
Description: A luxury eyeshadow that shimmers with rose gold hues. This is a lightweight, non-greasy formula and glides on with ease. Just one stroke using the soft applicator applies enough product and blends easily. The shadow can be used as an eye color or cheek highlighter but is not lip safe. This shadow pairs great with the July 2021 eye color, Chocolate Aurora.
Black Dahlia Lacquer
Sally & Jack
Inspiration: A scene in the Nightmare Before Christmas.
Description: Sally & Jack is a light icy blue jelly with Aurora shimmers and a strong shift to purple and teal with a dark undercoat.
Cuticle Putty Fruit Treats Trio
Inspiration: All the yummy things to eat in the fall!
Description: It’s a crisp fall night and you are super hungry, what do you want to eat??? This cuticle trio contains 3 different scents. Fluffy Berry-kin has scents of blueberry pancakes, Coco-Apple with the scent of a delicious coconut candied apple, or maybe you’re in the mood for Contrived Cobbler scented like gooey peach cobbler! Choose a different scent each day!
This luxurious cuticle cream soaks in quickly and doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue once you rub it in. Apply it daily at home or on the go! Each scent comes in a convenient 5g container. These cuticle creams are gluten free.
Description: Nail stamp plate
Description: Spider-shaped earring made of black acrylic with nickel base. IT IS NOT A GEM AND IT IS NOT ANTI-ALLERGIC.
All Mixed Up Lacquers
Inspiration: Colorful Jack-o-lantern Pumpkins
Description: A shimmery white crelly with orange, red, fuschia, black, and green holographic glitters of all shapes and sizes
Cap: 50 bottles
Boogyman Inspired Glow in the Dark Phone Grip
Inspiration: The one and only Oogie Boogie from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Description: The Boogyman Inspired Phone Grip is a large 3D printed, glow in the dark, Oogie Boogie shaped phone grip with glow in the dark resin for some added extra glow. Oogie is rather large, like his personality, measuring in at 3.25″ tall x 3″ wide.
Tamara of Paradox Polish and Soap Co. was awesome enough to give away three $15 coupon codes of the September Little Box of Horrors shop! Myself, Cheyenne (CDB Nails and Beauty) and Lisa (Cosmetic Sanctuary) will each be giving away a coupon code to three lucky winners! Please see below for link to Cheyenne’s and Lisa’s blog posts for additional chances to win!
My all time favorite holiday is Halloween and it has always been my goal to one day turn my garage into a haunted house for trick or treaters. Three year ago, I finally made it happen! My family and I made an awesome (in my opinion) haunted house using animatronic, strobe lights, fog machines, cooked pasta, and fake bloody. It’s one of my best halloween memories!
September Winner – Janie W.
71 thoughts on “Little Box of Horrors | All Things Halloween & GIVEAWAY! | September 2021”
My favorite Halloween memory has to be from more recent years. I love Halloween, but it’s even better watching my daughter experience it for herself. Last year was the first year she really got into trick or treating. She went as a dog. She ran up to each house and barked her “trick or treat”.
Ooooh, my favorite Halloween memory? Hm, well, when I was a kid, I had this VHS tape of special Halloween-focused programming from Disney and ABC specials and such, all compiled into one big Halloween extravaganza. It was probably over 3 hours long, but every Halloween (and Mischief Night, as well) I’d watch it, and it really made me feel the holiday in a concrete way every year, whether or not we were able to go trick-or-treating. I loved it, I love this time of year, and thinking of those days makes me really happy!
My favorite Halloween memory was going to my friends’ Halloween parties in middle and high school. They were always fantastic and I miss going to them.
My favorite Halloween memory is trick or treating and getting the rest of each house’s candy since it was the end of the night. Then my friends and I went back to my house and looked through our candy and watched something scary!
Beautiful swatches. ☺️ We all loved our neighborhood Witchy-Poo. She was loud & cackly & funny and had a big cauldron with all the candy.
When I was a kid, there would be a man dressed as Jasson with his machete walking up and down the blocks of our neighborhood. And no one knew who he was ! I love all things Jason, because that guy was awesome
Going to haunted house attractions with friends and family.
Hmmm … My favorite Halloween memory. I just remember going trick-or-treating with my cousins when I was little. It always felt so exciting, every house with lights on gave me a little thrill. But, I also got tired very fast (they were a lot older than me), then I guilted them into giving me some of their candy since I didn’t have as much. LOL!
I don’t know if I have a favorite memory, but my most memorable childhood one was walking up this VERY long driveway during trick-or-treating and being rewarded with a full-size candy bar and a ziploc of small candy plus a dollar bill (back when that kind of swag was unheard of).
Before I have my two babies ( they are toddler) now, I have never celebrated Halloween. 1) I am not into scary things; 2) candies are not something I eat a lot. ( I like milk tea and cake for sweet.) However, Halloween has became one of my favorite holidays because the fact that I can dress my babies up and they look soooo cute in their costumes. My favorite Halloween memory was a few couple years ago, i I dressed my less than 2 years old son as a Batman. He was so Chubby, so he looked like a chubby cat with capes on. Due to the pandemic, we did not go and host a trick or treat last year. I miss doing those with the kids and seeing all the smiles when they get candies . I hope everything will soon to be normal , and we can all celebrate again.
My favorite Halloween memory is me and my friends dressing as the Rocky Horror Picture Show characters and playing the roles. It was such an amazing night filled with fun, dance, and Halloween themes.
My favorite Halloween memory is when my Nana used to hand-sew costumes for me when I was little. She was the best and the costumes were way better than anything you can find in stores!
My stepmom made the best Halloween ceramics! Haunted Houses, Ghosts👻 and Pumpkins🎃! I ‘m still obsessed with finding them!
We used to go trick or treating with pillow cases. We spent hours outside on Halloween.
My favourite Halloween memory would have to be when I took my little sister trick or treating and we dressed up as characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas!! It was so exciting 😁
Halloween is quite possibly my favorite holiday. We have lots of fun traditions, but I think my favorite is our annual family costume. Each year we decide on a matching theme and get pictures taken. I think my favorite so far was The Addams Family. Happy Halloween!
My Mom always says she doesn’t really like Halloween, but she still made so many homemade costumes over the years with five kids. She made an E.T. costume for me when I was little and now my kids have worn it once it fits them.
My mom used to always give me a little gift on Halloween kind of like an Easter basket but Halloween themed. I think it’s one of my reasons it’s my favorite holiday.
My favorite Halloween memory was my annual trek to the “creepy old cat lady’s house.” You had to stay for an hour to chat — and the litter box fumes were potent — but you came away with a curated bag of treats, including a full-sized Hershey bar. Even as a little kid, I knew that night was special for her.
Being informed that I was allowed to use an entire pillowcase to go trick-or-treating with instead of a dinky little plastic pumpkin!