I still can’t get over the excitement of a box of nail varnish arriving in the post. It’s bloody genius. You can read my review of the first Nailbox HERE, in which I get very excited about the possibilities of this new subscription box service. Want to see more of May’s box?
Nailbox May Subscription Box
So what’s in this month’s box…
- Elegant Touch Cuticle Pusher
- Alex By The Books by Nicole By OPI (Creme)
- Lucky Lilac by Rimmel (creme)
- Status Symbol by Essie (crelly)
- Fiery Orange by Orly Color Blast (jelly, holo glitter)
This is my first Nicole by OPI polish and you wouldn’t believe the squeak I did when I saw this in the box! This is from the Modern Family collection and is called ‘Alex By The Books’. This beautiful pale mint green needed 3 coats to get full coverage but it was a great formula so it didn’t go gloopy or thick.
(I decided to file all my nails down and try nubbins for a while, I have had long nails ever since I stopped biting them when I was about 13 so I wanted to see what it was like! At the moment I am undecided…)
Rimmel do some wonderful unusual colours and this one is no different: part lavender, part dusty pink, part fuchsia… fully gorgeous. This was quite a thick formula that was a bit tricky to apply smoothly but luckily only needed 2 coats and was sorted with some Seche Vite.
Essie is one of my all time favourite nail varnish brands – fantastic colours, great formulas and a brilliant wide brush that makes application a dream. This is a stunning bright cerise that leans towards coral in some lights, and a more neon pink in others. This was perfect in 2 coats.
Orly glitters are always very pretty and ‘Fiery Orange’ contains not only holographic hex glitters but also tiny bar glitter as well. It’s a sheer orange jelly base so I put it over the essie ‘Status Symbol’ polish from above to show how it looks when it’s opaque, which you can see below. In the photos at the bottom, you can see how it looks with one coat and two coats over no colour.
Prices for the Nailbox subscription start at £13.50 if you get a year subscription and are capped at £15 for month on month. With big names like essie, OPI and Orly (with the addition of respected high street names like Rimmel and Revlon) this is such great value. To buy these polishes separately would have cost you at least double this.
Full details on Nailbox can be found HERE.
Are you tempted? Do any of the colours catch your eye?