Nailbox Review

I've always wanted to sign up to a monthly subscription box but I've just never bitten the bullet. I never jumped on the Glossybox bandwagon either as I'm just the sort of person that would probably get excited over the products in first instance, yet in reality I'd hardly or never use them. I know it's a nice way to test products out but when you have bills to pay you'd rather put the money on something you know you'll get more use out of. I also seem to have a LOT of products floating around my dressing room that I think one day i'll need and well, I just simply don't have room for any more.

That being said, when Nailbox got in touch and asked if I'd like to review one of their boxes - I couldn't resist. I mean, what a genius idea? I'm always painting my nails and a box like this is something I would actually invest in and I know I'll get use out of them and my money's worth. Especially when one of the nail polishes alone is practically the price of the box.

Nailbox launched in April this year and offer a range of subscription packages, obviously the longer you sign up for the subscription, the better the deal. You can pay monthly or upfront for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. Each box contains either 3 or 4 polishes and 1 or 2 nails tools/treatments.

In the box I received 4 polishes and a nail tool. I was delighted to see such a lovely array of colours - they are the perfect summer shades and I have neither of them already (besides the mint colour - but it's one of my favourite colours so its always good to have a back up for when one goes gloopy!) The goodies came packaged nicely in a little brown box. The packaging wasn't as aesthetically pleasing as others on the market, but who cares? It's what's inside that counts. 

I received the following.

Essie in shade 'Status Symbol' that retails for £7.99
Nicole by O.P.I in shade 'Alex by the Brooks' that retails for £7.99
Rimmel 60 Seconds in shade 'Lucky Lilac' that retails for £3.99
Orly Colour Blast in shade 'Fiery Orange' that retails for £9.50
Elegant Touch cuticle pusher & nail cleaner that retails for £9.50

So basically I received £39 worth of products for £15! Amazing huh?! Overall I'm incredibly pleased with my box and I think it's such great value for money, especially compared to other boxes. It's definitely a monthly treat worth investing in.

Shower Essentials for getting Summer Ready

Well the clouds have parted and it's only raining every few days - it must be Summer! I love the Summer season. Having picnics, BBQ's, beer gardens and generally being able to leave my humble adobe and see a bit more of the world and do some wandering outside. Although you can obviously do that any time of the year, it's a bit easier to kick your butt off the sofa when the suns out. I find it hard to turn down trashy TV and junk food but when its over 20 degrees outside, I find a way.

I was lucky enough to receive a box full of goodies from Mira Showers* to aid in getting Summer ready. I received the perfect shower essentials, including a body polish, hair mask, shower gel and bath robe, as well as one of their amazing 360 shower heads. I was super duper excited to find all of these goodies inside the box and was eager to get these pictures taken so I could hop into the shower use them! 

I firstly took my make up off, popped my robe on and dampened my hair. I then applied the Deep Repair masque to my hair and left this on for about 10 minutes to soak in all the goodness. Once the ten minutes were up, I grabbed my body polish and shower gel and popped into the shower to rinse it out.

Whilst I was in the shower I took the 360 shower head for a test drive. It has four different types of water flow, Rain - a fully drenching spray, Cloud - a soft and soothing soak, Storm - a saturating downpour, and Burst - a sheet of massaging water (which I must say is my favourite!) Verdict? Absolutely amazing. I loved the fact that it had 4 different options of water flow and was so easy to install. All you have to do is simply screw the head on and bobs your uncle. 

Once I had rinsed out the masque my hair felt so lovely and soft, I absolutely love Macadamia and cannot recommend this product enough. I then made myself squeaky clean using the Molton Brown Pink Peppered body wash which smells absolutely delicious. Next, it was time for exfoliating using the Molton Brown Pink Pepper body polish.  Exfoliating your skin is the perfect way to remove dead skin cells and it also makes your skin smoother and fresher - always a must if you plan to get your pins out! I tend to do this 2-3 times a week to help maintain my skin and keep it looking and feeling healthier. I then rinsed off, popped my robe back on and put my feet up for a little relax.
How do you get Summer ready?