Hey everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week 🙂 I had my birthday on Tuesday and have had a great week. I hadn’t heard anything from NailBox this month so was super surprised to find the July box on my doorstep on Friday!
The July 2015 NailBox is called the ‘Tropical Treats’ box, themed on all things summery and bright. I think this one is actually my favourite so far!! 🙂
Products included in July 2015 NailBox:
- OPI Kiss Me I’m Brazilian
- China Glaze White On White
- Barry M Need For Speed Speedy
- Elegant Touch Nail Apothecary Cuticle Eliminator
- MoYou London Tropical Plate 12
- MoYou London Rectangular Stamp & Scraper
OPI Kiss Me I’m Brazilian
This is a bright pink creme from the Summer 2014 Brazil collection. This is normally a ~hate~ colour for me, but for some reason, possibly to do with my bright colour cravings, I actually really like it! The finish reminds me a lot of a gel colour too, which could also be why I am enjoying it 🙂
Application: This has a gorgeous formula, and applies really nicely. It’s totally opaque in 2 coats, and dries quickly to a gorgeous high shine.
China Glaze White On White
This is a white creme that’s actually pretty flattering – I think it’s actually a pure white too which is unusual for it to be so flattering! 🙂
Application: My bottle was pretty thick, which made neat application tricky, so I added a handful of drops of Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner to it, which made it pretty good 🙂 It was a little streaky, and it still took me three coats to get full, unstreaky coverage. It dries pretty quickly and to a nice shine so it’s otherwise good – cleanup was a little tricky though. I’ve known better white cremes! It does stamp really well though so I would happily get this for stamping alone.
Barry M Need For Speed Speedy
This is a gorgeous lilac creme nail polish, from the Barry M Speedy Summer 2015 collection. I’ve been wearing this one a lot, but since I already have it from the post I did on the full collection, I thought I’d do a mini giveaway of this polish for you all 🙂 Check it out at the end of this post.
Application: This polish is a tiny bit thick, but pretty much opaque at 1 coat. I add a second usually for consistency. The application is really nice, and it dries quickly, to a lovely shine.
Elegant Touch Nail Apothecary Cuticle Eliminator
As I mentioned in my last NailBox post, I’ve not often taken much care of my cuticles in the past but lately I’ve been taking a bit more care of them. This is a cuticle remover product which nourishes and moisturises at the same time. I used it for a manicure and pedicure yesterday, and my cuticles have never felt softer! I’m really enjoying it.
MoYou London Tropical Plate 12
I was SUPER excited to see a MoYou plate in the NailBox! I am obsessed with stamping lately so this was a great addition for me. It’s definitely got a tropical theme, with the palm trees! 🙂
MoYou London Rectangular Stamp & Scraper
Another exciting addition for me was this little stamp and scraper set – as I said I’ve been obsessed with stamping so any addition to my stamping kit is a big win! 😀
I’ve been using an eBay stamper which is pretty good, but then I tried out this one and I love it! It’s a ‘soft and sticky marshmallow’ stamper and it’s fab. It’s definitely very sticky but I didn’t need to ‘prime’ it (which means brushing it gently with a buffer which you do when the stamper won’t pick up the image). So yep it’s great!
The scraper I’m not as keen on – it’s a little stiff for my liking as I prefer to use an old credit card. But it’s cute with a little pug on it 🙂
Finally some tropical-themed nail art using all of these products. I sponged a gradient base with the three polishes from the box, and then stamped over it using the MoYou tropical plate 12, and MoYou Black Special Nail Polish and Barry M Kiwi Gelly 🙂
Is £15 worth it? Do you get that value and more from the box?
I’ve shopped around a bit and the lowest prices I can find for each item (in actual e-shops excluding eBay) are as follows – linked:
- OPI Kiss Me I’m Brazilian – £7.95
- China Glaze White On White – £2.95
- Barry M Need For Speed Speedy – £3.99 (Boots & Superdrug)
- Elegant Touch Nail Apothecary Cuticle Eliminator – £7.95
- MoYou London Tropical Plate 12 – £4.99
- MoYou London Rectangular Stamp & Scraper – £5.99
I feel like I’m missing all the discount shops from this one! There’s not even many showing up on eBay 😛 the total value of this box is £33.82! Which given that the cost to buy the box is £15 I reckon that’s pretty amazing.
How it all works
Dispatch day is 21st of each month.
For a one-off subscription, nailbox charges £15. If you choose a 3 month plan, it’s £14.50 per box, 6 months = £14 per box, and 12 months = £13.50 per box. The plans are prepaid options. You can see the pricing here.
Delivery is included in the cost of the box, and it’s sent by Royal Mail 48 Tracked Delivery (so in theory should take 2 days to get to you, from dispatch day on 21st of each month).
I am pretty in love with this box! I really like how they have themed the box and it gets me feeling all summery 🙂 I especially love the inclusion of the stamping plate and tools – they are fab quality and together they are worth a packet so they are great!
I feel like NailBox are going from strength to strength each month and each box seems to get better 🙂 If you want to sign up to NailBox visit the site here 🙂 Let me know what you think of this box in the comments! Unfortunately it’s too late for you to sign up for this box, but if you liked it, make sure you sign up for the August installment!
Check out the giveaway below 🙂 it runs until next Sunday so just 1 week to go! Open to the UK only I’m afraid, due to UK posting regulations. I’m giving away a brand new (unused, ever!) bottle of Barry M Need For Speed Speedy Nail Paint.