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Nailing the trend

17th July 2015

My friends at Nailbox sent over a nifty little parcel this month, which was the perfect excuse to get creative and try some new nail art.

Nailbox June subscription box

There are so many beauty subscription box services out there right now, it’s hard to keep track of them all but being a total nail art fiend, I was excited to hear there is now one that’s just for your nails. The June Nailbox came with a tropical orange colour from Essie, one of Tanya Burr’s signature reds, a classy mink colour from Nails Inc, a topcoat and a cuticle trimmer.

Nailbox red rose nail art

It was a good selection that mixed and matched quite well – I decided to start with the most obvious combination, the red and the mink. I created these rose designs using a cocktail stick – it’s quite easy on the left hand but the right was pretty tricky!

Nailbox Tanya Burr nail polish

I’m not very good at staying within the lines, but overall I was pleased with the result. I’m a long-time Nails Inc devotee, but this was my first time trying Tanya Burr’s range and I have to say, I quite liked it. It was a striking, good quality red that stayed put for about a week and half, which is pretty good, considering most brands chip off on me the moment I leave the house.

Nailbox Essie Orange

Next, I tried the Essie orange, with an accent nail of the mink, covered with a spotty design made up of both the orange and red. This one was a lot easier to create but I had run out of cocktail sticks so it’s a bit uneven as I did it freehand!

Nailbox Essie Orange and Nails Inc Mink

Overall, I thought it was pretty fab and it’s excellent value at £15 a box when you consider that the Nails Inc colour alone would have cost you £14. (The longer you subscribe for, the cheaper it is per box, so it’s £14.50 a box for 3 months, £14 for 6 months and £13.50 for the year). I’m not sure I could justify spending that much every month on nails for myself, but I would consider buying a gift box for a friend, as it’s the kind of decadent thing you can treat someone else to for their birthday.

Have you tried any subscription boxes? Which were your favourites? Leave me a comment below!

Disclosure: I was given this Nailbox for free but other than that, I was not paid for this review. All views are my own.