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)

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What has been cheering me up this week? This Ice Cream Nail Art Manicure. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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Ice Cream Nail Art Manicure

When I was thinking about what nail art to do, I decided on pretty, pastel ice creams to match the lovely weather we’ve been having in London. I have wanted to do these for ages, but they don’t really work on squoval nails. These rounded nails are so much fun, I wish I’d changed them up ages ago!

I used a few different Seventeen nail varnishes in this manicure for the pastels, and used a Barry M shade for the brown cone colour.

What do you think to this super sweet manicure?

Lex

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At the weekend I went to visit my boyfriend in Hereford. He stupidly let me go into Boots alone and I came out with 7 new nail varnishes! Oops.

17 polish was on 3 for 2 so I went a bit bananas. I found 2 more magnetic polishes (separate post tomorrow for those bad boys!), which made a lovely change from hunting for them in London only to find that every available bottle has been sold!

The above polishes are so pretty and very spring-themed. I couldn’t resist. Also, I got to the counter and ‘Bolt From The Blue’ was in the clearance box for £1 as it’s being discontinued…it would’ve been rude to leave it there!

I love how all of these look on. ‘Chaperone’ looks paler in the bottle which annoyed me at first, until I realised that it’s a cheaper version of Models Own ‘Grey Day’ which is a firm favourite. Always nice to find a cheap dupe!

All the polishes go on really well and dry really quickly. However, like with many pastel colours, they are quite thin and the above picture was after 3 coats.

I decided to do a mani in ‘Chaperone’ with an accent nail in ‘Woo Me’. And I love it! I kept staring at it. My boyfriend found it hilarious!

I will do swatches on the Magnetized polishes as I now own green, grey and lilac! Whoop!

Lex

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