Nicole by OPI Alex by the Books // Essie Status Symbol // Orly Fiery Orange // Rimmel 60 Seconds Lucky Lilac // Elegant Touch Cuticle Pusher and Nail Cleaner
Nailbox* - £15 

There's a new beauty box on the market and it's the UK's first nail polish subscription box which comes with the hottest nail colours and nail tools. I was lucky enough to be sent May's Nailbox to review on here and unlike other beauty boxes on the market this is definitely worth the £15 subscription fee per month. Bit of background about the service - the boxes are dispatched on the 21st of each month and are tracked through Royal Mail. Also it's worth noting that the box is very well packaged, so there's no threats of your polish being smashed in transit.

Onto the polishes themselves, as I hadn't seen anything about Nailbox prior to receiving this I was very surprised to see polishes from Essie and Nicole by OPI in it. As these polishes range from £8 up to £10 both of these polishes are over the value of the box. Onto the shades, first up is Nicole by OPI Alex by the Books which is part of the Modern Family collection and appears to be a dupe for Rimmel Peppermint which is running low at the moment. Unlike some paler OPI shades which I've tried previously the consistency is quite thick and is pretty much opaque after one coat. This will be ideal for the summer for finger and toes. Next up is Essie Status Symbol which formed part of their Spring 2009 collection - I honestly thought this would be one of their American imports which you normally find in reduced sets, however I was pleasantly surprised to see that this has the wider Essie brush. In the bottle this looks a bright bold fuchsia pink, yet on application it is a more muted pink, which makes this more wearable (and work friendly).

Rimmel 60 Seconds in Lucky Lilac is the gem in this box when it comes to formula and application - wide brush (check), thick consistency (check), one coat and its fully opaque (check). Personally I would say this is too dark to be called lilac as to me its leaning more towards a purple than lilac, regardless this polish has staying power. Finally with all beauty boxes there has to be one how shall we say it crappy product and it has to be Orly Fiery Orange which personally doesn't fit in with the box. As you can see in the swatches this is more of a dirty orange, which probably isn't helped with the fact that this polish is more of a jelly consistency. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know I don't like glitter polishes and I won't be testing this out on myself, it will be getting donated to a friend.

Last but no means Elegant Touch Cuticle Pusher and Nail Cleaner does what it says - it pushes your cuticles back and cleans your nails. If you're a nail polishaholic this is definitely going to be up your street and considering they're working with big well established brands, I think you will get your money's worth with this. Are you a fan of beauty boxes?

* PR Sample