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January Nailbox Review: Valentine's Day

This month's Nailbox has arrived! I really wish that I got the chance to share with you the goodies from the previous Nailboxes but I always got them late as I was visiting my family quite often in the past two months. Last month the post man had the clever idea to leave it with my neighbours who, just before I got home, went on holidays for THREE WEEKS. Awesome, let's not try that again, shall we? I promise I will never moan again about having to trek to post office depo!

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Anyway! This month's box is full of goodies to create the perfect Valentine's Day mani. There are hearts, pink, sparkle and even a mini Love Heart treat. Let's start with my favourite shade from this month's box, Seche Rendezvous. 


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It's a stunning raspberry pink, very opaque and applies like a dream. It reminds me of Ciate Kinckerbocker Glory which is one of my favourite pinks of all time. I love that this colour is creamy and rich without being too bright and in your face! Here I'm wearing two coats and a top coat. 

swatch pink valentine's day nailbox seche rendezvous

In the past few months that I've been ordering the Nailbox there has always been an Elegant Touch product inside. This month it's Nail Aphotecary 24KT Gold Rigde Filler. It has a slightly milky colour and it's filled with gold flecks. It's very pretty and sparkly and it's a shame to cover it up! I absolutely love the bottle. It reminds me of a perfume flak or a medicine vial from the olden days. Here I'm wearing two coats. 

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Next up is Sinful Babydoll. It's a barbie pink with a slightly cool tone. Unfortunately I'm not impressed by it. Even in three coats it's very streaky and uneven. It stained my nails horribly despite wearing the base coat I was just telling you about! In the picture I'm wearing three coats and a top coat. If you look closely you can see the patchy areas I was talking about. It's a shame because I really like this colour!

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sinful pro shine babydoll pink barbie nailbox january

Every month Nailbox includes some form of accessory on top of all the nail polishes. In the last month we had Elegant Touch tools: nail clippers, tweezers and scissors. This month it's 10 Nailbox branded orange sticks. These are always useful for nail enthusiasts whether you want to push your cuticles or place a charm on your nail! Which bring me to the next item.

When I opened this month's Nailbox, Nails Inc Alexa Hearts was the product I was the most excited about. I was a bit surprised by the unusually small brush but I suppose this isn't meant to be used like your regular nail polish. I found it a little hard to get the hearts to come off the brush and stick to my nails but I guess this is where your orange stick comes in.

nails inc alexa hearts valentine's day nailbox january

Once I picked up my heart piece I placed it onto my Uber Chic mat and then transfered it onto my nails. Be careful though, if you start hacking at it trying to pick it up, you will take the red enamel off. The heart pieces didn't stick out too much even on my curved nail. The colour of the hearts wasn't flat either but had shimmery streaks running through it. Nice!

Time for a little nail art! I absolutely love how these turned out! I thought polka dots and bows would make a perfect Valentine's Day design. I created the dots using a medium dotting tool. I used two heart pieces to create each bow.

valentine's day nails polka dot bows rhinestones pink

I added white rhinestones from bornprettystore.com that I reviewed here. If you shop at Born Pretty Store for your nail supplies make sure you use my discount code SXL91 for 10 % off at checkout.

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What do you think of this month's Nailbox? Do you like the design I've created? You can find a review of one of the previous Nailbox here.




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