Monthly Mani Box by Scratch Subscription Box Review – October 2015
The Monthly Mani Box (MMB) by Scratch is a nail wrap subscription service. Every month Scratch collaborates with different artists to curate the MMB.
“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!”
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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
This month’s theme is SPOOKY. Inspiration brought to you by your inner child’s love for Halloween tricks and treats. This October Scratch boxed up products to create “Nails to Die For”!
Extras and Accents this month include:
GoNaturally Organic Hard Candy – Blood Orange – Value: Priceless
Now I know why Liz says gummy treats get eaten right away. Gone in 60 seconds!
Nail Art Glitter – Value: $2.50?
There’s a ton of shops that sale glitter, I could not pinpoint this exact color. I’m a total novice with raw glitter but I’m sure I can pull up a few tutorials on YouTube.
Etude House Sweet Nail Sticker in Black Lace – Value: $2.00?
I’m doing a lot of estimating today. I found a few other black laces on sale, but couldn’t find this exact design. Either way, I really like them. It’s best to lay it on a flat surface to peel the adhesive off it’s very fragile at the ends. I was hoping to cut some down for Abi, but unfortunately there’s a “Not for 0-3” warning on the back. I’m not afraid that she’ll choke on it, but I don’t know what the adhesive is made from. So, I’ll adhere to the label’s instructions. I’m excited to find a tutorial for glitter and lace nails for a formal affair coming up soon.
Plastic Spider Ring – Value: $0.50
I must have laughed at Bekki too hard, Karma came back and bit me!!
I love this ring in a way. It takes me back to my younger years. When all I wanted was a ride on the horse outside of the grocery store and a gumball from a machine that probably hadn’t been sanitized since it’s creation.
Nail File – Value: $1.00
Cuticle Pusher/Accent Tool – Value: $1.00
Lucky Black Cat Nail Wraps – Value: $8.00
My absolute favorite wrap this month. This wrap is deceiving to the touch. You would think that it’s rough from the glitter, but it’s just as smooth and easy to apply as all of Scratch’s wraps! Awesome! The glitters shimmer in the light and I hope we get more wraps like this in the future.
Zombies Love Brains Nail Wraps – Value: $8.00
I don’t like scary movies, but I love The Walking Dead, World War Z and Plants Vs Zombies. I’m weird, right?! I’m saving these wraps. They’re so bright and pink, I think it will be cool to wear them in the Spring. But honestly, they probably won’t make it past Valentine’s Day.
Dancing Skeletons Nail Wraps – Value: $8.00
I decided to hold off on using these wraps until I get some black nail polish. I found the “black tips” of the black lucky cat wraps very unforgiving and I needed some black nail polish to cover my mistakes. My nail polish and wrapping is far from perfect and I swear I’m always doing my nails as I’m trying to run out the door. Am I the only one like that?
Verdict: What a fun box?! This month’s box had an estimated retail value of $32.00 just barely over the asking price. What’s great this month are the glitter wraps. They’re incredibly unique to anything I’ve ever received before from Scratch and I hope they continue by adding a line of plain glitter wraps. I’m loving the curation this month as well, they brought back some great childhood memories that made my day.
What did you think of Monthly Mani Box?