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.