August 11, 2015

Nailbox July 2015: Tropical Treats

Nailbox July 2015: Tropical Treats

It's rare these days for beauty subscription boxes to impress me but after trying out the Nailbox June box last month, I decided I loved it so much that I became a subscriber.  After being kindly gifted the first box I signed up for a 3 month subscription with my own money to get a feel for the service and the July box did not disappoint.  Here's what you should expect.
If you're new to Nailbox it's basically a nail polish subscription box where you receive 3-4 nail polishes and 1-2 nail polish accessories or treatments for up to £15 a month (or cheaper if you sign up for 3, 6 or 12 months at a time).  With my 3 month subscription I pay £14.50 a month.

The July 2015 box is based around the theme Tropical Treats with three nail polish shades, one nail treatment and a nail art stamping plate.  On first glance I think they've done an amazing job with the theme and it's one I think everyone will enjoy.  Last month's box featured more nail polishes but I quite like the fact that there's an opportunity to try other products too as I'd be less likely to pick them up.

Nailbox July 2015: Tropical Treats

First in the box is the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint in Need For Speed Purple.  It's a lovely lavender shade with a glossy finish and a welcomed addition to my collection.  I've never tried their fast drying polishes before but if it's anything like the quality of their other polishes, I'm sure I'll love it.  To compliment the shade is OPI Nail Lacquer in Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, a warm toned pink from the OPI Brazil collection with a creme finish.  These two shades would be perfect when used together, especially for an ombre effect!  The last nail polish in the box is China Glaze Nail Lacquer in White on White which is your simple glossy white shade to add a little bit of neutral tones to the box.  A great addition for nail art opportunities.

The treatment in this month's box is the Elegant Touch Nail Apothecary Cuticle Eliminator which you can use to soften the cuticle area before removal.  It comes in a sort of nail polish bottle and all you need to do is brush on the formula over your cuticles and leave it for a couple of minutes to help the cuticle removal process.  If you received last month's box then this would go great with the cuticle remover scissors.

Last but not least and possibly my favourite out of the box is the MoYou London Tropical Stamping Nail Art Plate which fits the theme perfectly.  If you're not familiar with nail art plates, it's simply a way to transfer amazing images onto your nails.  Essentially nail art without all the fuss and precision!  To use it, simply apply your chosen polish over the image, scrape away the excess with the handy scraper included, press the stamp over the design and stamp it over your nail.  Having used really cheap ones from eBay before, the quality here is excellent and I'll definitely be checking out the rest of the MoYou range in the future.

Overall I've been really impressed by the July Nailbox.  I feel like a lot of time has been taken to find the right products for this theme and it's made me more excited to try out some nail art with my new stamping plate accessories.  If I had any criticisms I maybe would have liked to have seen a tropical green shade in the box but I can understand why the colours were chosen.  Plus, my collection is lacking in pinks and purples so it's a welcomed addition!  If you're a nail polish fan, definitely give the Nailbox a try, every box seems to be getting better and better.

Where to buy: Nailbox Subscription Box - Nailbox (£15.00 per month)
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