Monthly Mani Box by Scratch Box Review – January 2016
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!”
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The Subscription 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
Good to Know: Scratch also offers two subscriptions every month, the MMB and the Monthly Mani Kit (MMK)! For $10.00 a month, choose one of the three unique designs featured for the month plus you’ll receive the nail tools and extras!!
This month’s theme is SHINE. Our insert says the Scratch team farewell’s 2015 and welcomes 2016 with new resolutions and purpose.
Cuticle Pusher/ Accent Tool – Value: $1.00
Mini Nail File – Value: $1.00
Every month we receive a cuticle pusher and nail file to help finish the nail wraps.
Nail Fan Brush – Value: $1.00
Yessss! So excited to see this in my box. I’ve wanted one for so long to practice with. I love it. It may not necessarily add a great amount of value to the box, but it’s very convenient to have one sent instead. I hope they keep the nail brushes coming.
Snake Ouroboros Ring in Gold – Value: $25.00
I searched high and low for the exact version of this ring online. The link attached was the closest style I could find. It’s pretty if you like snakes. It fits both of my pinky fingers and my right ring finger. I like how weightless it feels, but I’m concerned that the plating, if any, will turn.
MK Nail Lacquer in Sheer Pink – Value: $1.75
I really enjoy this color. It is now the most natural nail color I have in my collection. I was pleasantly surprised by how sheer it is on. In fact, I’ve added this to William’s nail routine, he tries to claim every clear polish in the house as his own. So now he has one with a “tint” of color.
Fiery Foxes Nail Wrap – Value: $8.00
So cute! I love the storybook feel of these wraps. They are too bold for me to wear all at once. I will save the clouded nail for Abigail, I can cut them down to fit her toes…maybe. Tiny girl, hopefully that growth spurt hits this year.
Little Dolls Nail Wrap – Value: $8.00
These wraps are adorable too! Again, I personally wish there was one nail with a bunch of tiny matryoshka dolls that I could cut to fit Abi’s fingers. That is all. Otherwise, I could cut some hearts out of the red for a Valentine’s Day themed nail.
Power Crystals Nail Wrap – Value: $8.00
I’m so weird, The first thing that popped in my head when I saw these wraps was SuperMan’s Crystal Cave. Am I right?! LOL. Sorry, now you’re going to think of it too. But I had to say it! I’m not crazy about them, I’ll need to pull some inspiration from Instagram before I use them.
Verdict: Monthly Mani Box has an estimated retail value of almost $30.00. Just short of the cost of the subscription. I love nail wraps, and Scratch has the best ones out there and if not mistaken, the last of it’s kind in the subscription world. I’ve tried all the ones in the drug stores, and they do not compare to Scratch in design, application, smell ( yes, some brands stink of chemicals) and in the whole removal process. What’s disconcerting is the value/cost. It’s all over the place. Four wraps a month is too many to go through for those like me that use a few at a time, but a fourth wrap would consistently assist getting the value up over the cost. Either way, every month I’m impressed with the unique designs, ( I always get asked what I’m wearing) and look forward to what they dream up for the next month.
What are your thoughts on MMB? Do you think it’s worth it?