Subscriptions are the future! For me, a stereotypical millennial, it all started with Netflix and now I’m at the point where my razor blades are delivered through my postbox on a regular basis.
I think subscription boxes are so popular thanks to their Treat Yo’ Self factor and the simple truth that everyone loves surprise mail! There are subscriptions for everything these days and one that might be too tasty for any nail addict to turn down is one to a monthly box of nail goodies.
Here, I’ve rounded up some of the best in the biz with a good mix of price points and there’s something for you whether you’re more into your nail care, nail polish, or easy DIY nail art.
Scratch (in collaboration with Nina Nailed It)
Scratch create easy to apply nail wraps which you can head to their website and buy whenever you fancy. But once a month, they release a limited edition set in collaboration with @NinaNailedIt – one very talented nail artist and one of my favourites to follow on Instagram!
Each Scratch Monthly Mani Kit includes one limited edition & exclusive to subscribers set of nail wraps (16 total) and some nail art extras which can range from studs and striping tape to nail files and glitter. Scratch reveal the wraps you’re going to get each month, but not the extras.
A set of wraps normally costs $8 so you’re paying an extra $2 for the nail art goodies and exclusivity of the specially designed wraps.
What You Get: Exclusive and limited edition set of nail wraps (8 wraps per sheet, 16 wraps total) designed by @NinaNailedIt plus handpicked nail art extras to accent your manicure!’
Price: $10 month + shipping
Meebox are a subscription box based in the UK. Their boxes are always centred around a theme and contain 3 nail polishes, nail art and nail care goodies. You always get your money’s worth!
They reveal the theme on the 1st of every month and you have until the 22nd to subscribe to receive that box. I’ve seen brands like NCLA, Leighton Denny and A-England in there. You get a real mix of indies, luxury brands and old school favourites. And they really think of everything – even including enough swatch sticks with every box for you to try all your new shades straight away.
What You Get: 4+ nail products every month including nail polishes, tools and treatments
Price: £20 monthly or £54 upfront for 3 months (£18 per box.) Shipping included.
Mani and Lola
Mani and Lola are a relative newcomer – their first box was in November 2017 – but already they’re changing the game. They’ve really nailed the luxury feel from the brands involved to the box itself. They call themselves a ‘monthly subscription that simplifies the manicure process and makes the UK’s leading nail polish brands affordable and accessible.’ and I have to agree.
The goodies are packed into a slide out box and wrapped neatly in tissue paper. The box is one you would probably be happy to keep around for storing your beauty products but unfortunately it’s a tiiiny bit too short to store some nail polishes in if you want to keep them stood up!
Availability: UK Only
What You Get: 5-6 products from a variety of premium nail polish brands. Their main focus is nail polish and the average RRP of the products inside any given box is £60.
Price: £20/month with discounts if you subscribe for longer upfront (as cheap as £14/month when you subscribe for 12 months.) Shipping included.
The Nailed It Box
Another box that’s new to the game is The Nailed It Box. If you’re a budding nail artist, this might be the box for you. Each month you’re sent at least 4x nail art items which is perfect for anyone looking to build up their nail art collection but not sure where to start. In your first box, you get a stamper set so you’re ready for the stamping plates that come your way in future Nailed It Boxes.
What You Get: 3 sets of nail decals, a stamping plate (+ a stamper set if you’re a new subscriber), and 1-2 smaller nail art items or a nail art tool
Price: $11.95 + shipping
Availability: UK + Ireland only
What You Get: 3x Candy Coat Gel Polishes
Price: £15/month, Shipping included.
Availability: US, CAN, AU, NZ, UK
What You Get: 2x sets of nail wraps exclusive to subscribers (normally $15 each)
How much? $25/month. Shipping included.