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Monthly Mani Box by Scratch Subscription Box Review – August 2015

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The Monthly Mani Box (MMB) by Scratch is a nail wrap subscription service.  Every month Scratch collaborates with different artists to curate the MMB.

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The Box: Monthly Mani Box (MMB) by Scratch

The Cost: $30 per month (+$8 for international shipping)

The Products: 3 sets of 16 nail wraps, accents, extras and a surprise gift. “Our wraps are screenprinted on a thin adhesive with 5-free polish inks.  They go on smoothly and last like real nail polish.  Unlike other nail wraps, ours look like genuine nail polish when applied. Win win!”

Ships to: US and International

Check out all of our Monthly Mani Box (MMB) by Scratch reviews!

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This month’s theme is “MELT”.  The wrap designs are from Scratch founder, Chelsea Kent.  The insert card says that the wraps are inspired by the summer heat and how desert heat waves play tricks on our eyes.

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Bee Happy Nail Wrap – Summer Sale Value: $8.00

These are so cute!! Last month I figured out a way to cut the wraps down to put on Abigail’s toes.  It was really cute.  I’m going to save these to dress her little piggies.  I think it will be super cute and unique.

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Shape Up Nail Wrap – Summer Sale Value: $8.00

This wrap is my least favorite of the three. I’m really liking the see-through wraps, though.

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Desert Dreams Nail Wrap – Summer Sale Value: $8.00

Call me crazy, this is my favorite wrap this month.  There are endless possibilities with clear wraps and I’ve got all sorts of ideas for these.

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Ginger+Liz Protect Nourish Remove Nail Lacquer Remover Wipes – Value: $9.00

I’m so excited to try these out on Abigail.  Sometimes she has little cuts on her fingers and the acetone polish remover stings.  Online it says these prevent your nail beds from splitting and are great for expecting mothers because of it’s light fragrance.

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Honey Bee Key Ring – Value: $10.00?

Aww!  It’s so cute.  I don’t know the actual brand, but I found a variety of the same charm on Etsy around this price range.  Side Note: I’ve been stung by a bee, and still run from bees, but still think character bees are cute… is that weird or what?!

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KM Nail Glue 2g- Value: $1.00

I believe that this is for acrylic nails only.  I could be wrong.  I’ve never used glue like this before, so I think I will pass this along to a friend with acrylic nails just to be safe.

I wish this item came with instructions.

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Nail File – Value: $1.00

Cuticle Pusher/Accent Tool – Value: $1.00

These tools will come each month in this subscription box and are always useful!

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Nail Accent – Value: $1.00

I wish that there were a few more in the bag just in case I mess up, lose one down the sink or drop it on the carpet and then can’t find it. (Who’s done that before?)

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Verdict:  This month’s box had an estimated value of $47.00.  I really enjoy this subscription and the curation.  You can really see that Scratch really thinks each box through and finds the coolest gifts that tie everything together.  The application process is fairly easy for adult fingers; and there are a ton of tutorials available on the Scratch website for those that want to take it to the next level.

What did you think of this month’s Scratch MMB?  Which wrap was your favorite?

Written by Celicia Gantz

Celicia Gantz

Celicia was introduced to both The Honest Company and CurlKit in March 2013 and has been addicted to subscription boxes ever since. Always on the hunt for the undiscovered family staple, she loves trying new skincare, natural hair care, makeup, and finding delicious snacks with hidden veggies for her kids (and Hubby too). Favorite finds: Body Oil, Stuffed Animals, Books, non-GMO Tortilla Chips and Perfume Samples.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. do you know if they still offer this subscription

  2. I have always been intrigued by nail wraps but am such a make up and nail beginner (even at my age never really experimented with the stuff although I am drawn to it – go figure) that I have never tried them. How easy/hard are nail wraps?

    Celicia, I am the same way about bees. I run from pretty much any insect that flies (including ladybugs!) especially if they have stingers! But I love the bee design. Cute key chain!

  3. This is the first I’ve heard of Scratch. It seems you get a lot for your money. Speaking of other companies, I have trouble with their wraps sticking/staying place on my nails. They always fall off within the hour, if not sooner of applying. I’ve used a hairdryer, etc as I was advised and nothing. How are these at staying place? Would I have the same trouble?
    If not may have to give it a try, would hate to spend $30 if they aren’t going to work though.

    • These don’t require a hair dryer or wait time. They’re essentially stickers, but better quality than the NCLA nail wrap/stickers. I find they last about a week for me with a top coat (always run the top coat brush over the nail tips and just under) before starting to peel at the tips. The clear wraps last even longer on me for some reason, maybe because I usually use polish underneath.

  4. You can definitely use the nail glue on natural nails, especially since it’s meant to be used to glue the cactus charms on top of the wraps (or a couple layers of polish) so the glue doesn’t actually touch your bare nail. Scratch often sends out charms that go along with the designs that month and nail glue. I’ve been a subscriber since their Kickstarter and I love it! But I wish they would bring back collabs with bloggers, etc. This month is the first I’ve loved in a few months and I’ve skipped next month.

  5. I bet the nail glue is to glue on the cacti charms?

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