Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Paradise Box | nailbox July 2016

If you're looking to keep your nail polish collection on constant rotation, I may well have the beauty box for you today! I'm an avid nail polish fan and with about 300 of them sitting in the bottom drawer of my IKEA Alex, I'm never stuck for a new shade to wear. I love testing new shades, new formulations and failing at producing pretty nail art. One thing I've never considered getting though, is a nail polish subscription box! So when I was offered the chance to give nailbox* a try, I jumped at the chance!

The nailbox subscription service, gives you the chance to try fashionable nail colours, without paying high street prices. When you subscribe to nailbox, you get a selection of the hottest nail colours delivered directly to your door, every single month! In each of the monthly boxes, nailbox contains five items (including three or four nail polishes and one or two nail tools or treatments). Plus, they promise to never send you the same colour twice. This month's nailbox is named "The Paradise Box" and it's full of pretty shades for the hottest month of the year, plus some handy accessories and treatments! Shall we take a look inside?

The first thing that caught my eye when I opened my box, was the Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in 'Soho Place'. I'm like a magpie when it comes to pretty blue polishes and I've been obsessed with this since it arrived! Soho Place is a real aqua blue hue and it is part of Nails Inc's bestselling Gel effect polish range! The formula includes Nail Inc's plasticiser technology, plus their extra wide brush for easy application and a long lasting colour. As with a lot of Nails Inc polishes, Soho Place is really pigmented and it's super glossy! 

Next in the box is 'Snow White' by Angelica Nail Colour, which as the name suggests, is a white white hue. This might seem like a bit of a weird choice for summer, but it's actually incredibly handy! If you really want neon or bright summer hues to look their best, you should put on a white nail polish first. This makes the colour look really true and bright on the nails and it also means you need less coats of the bright shade. If you're not feeling the bright colours, 'The Summer House' by True Brit London gives you the perfect nude option this month. It's a soft tan shade, which has a gold pearl undertone and True Brit London say it was especially designed for Spring/Summer 2016.

The last two items are designed to keep our nails in tip top condition over the summer. First of all we have the Brush Works Toe Seperators, which are an absolute essential for at-home pedicures. Last but not least we have the Nailberry "Coconut nailbalm", which offers your nails and cuticles a little bit of TLC. It's made with Coconut, Jojoba, Olive, Bee wax and Coconut fragrance, designed to give your nails some much needed moisture.

I absolutely love this idea from nailbox, what's better than new nail polishes being delivered to your door every single month?! The nailbox subscription service costs £15 a month, but it's even cheaper if you opt for a quarterly, six-monthly or yearly subscription. You can sign up via the nailbox website here

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