If you’re a regular round these parts you will know that I’m a big fan of subscription boxes. You get new treats to try out every month, you don’t have to go to the shops where there are ~other people~, plus I get ridiculously giddy about receiving post. (That can’t just be me, right?)
So when I was asked to test out a nail varnish subscription box I was SUPER excited. There have been a few nail polish subscriptions floating around but they were ones that sent you a few bottles to *try* and you would then post them back. Weird. With NailBox you receive your box and get to keep your goodies. Much better.
Here is what I received in the first box (not pictured was a Nails Inc nail file)
Nailbox The Newest Subscription Service On The Block
Firstly I was really impressed at the big names involved. OPI, essie and China Glaze are high end polishes and Revlon, although high street, isn’t to be sniffed at.
Secondly, full size bottles! None of this tiny bottles-designed-for-Borrowers nonsense.
From left to right, the polishes are:
essie ‘muchi, muchi’ – a very pretty sheer baby pink polish.
OPI ‘Kiss Me On My Tulips’ – a classic fuchsia cream polish (I think this was from the Holland collection)
China Glaze ‘Peachy Keen’ – a bright pastel true peach, something I’ve been looking for for a while.
Revlon ‘Buttercup’ – a pale yellow cream polish.
All of the polishes needed two coats to achieve the colours above, but the essie is a sheer polish so there would still be a bit of a VNL if you stayed on two coats. I didn’t put Seche Vite on top as I wanted to show the shine of these polishes.
So, some more information about Nailbox. They are brand new and are the only UK nail subscription service. Each box is tailored to the season, fashions and what’s popular at that time. I love that this box is so bright and perfect for spring, but imagine getting to summer and having some neons, then autumn and getting some rich jewel tones and the winter with ALL THE GLITTER…I’m getting ahead of myself.
Each box will have 3-4 nail varnishes and 1-2 nail treatments or tools (I imagine nail files, cuticle oil, buffer etc).
Prices start at £13.50 if you get a year subscription and are capped at £15 for month on month. Considering OPI, essie and China Glaze are all between £7-11 (depending on where you buy from), I think that is fantastic value for money. I think it’s also a great way to try out new brands or even new colours that you may not have picked yourself.
Full details can be found HERE. The May box will be posted out on the 21st if you are interested in getting the next one. Let me know if you’re thinking about it, I’m excited to see how this service grows and develops but (more importantly) what lovely polishes will be in next month’s box!