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Monthly Mani Box by Scratch Box Review – January 2016

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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.

“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!!

Check out all of our Monthly Mani Box reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!



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.


Nail Wraps



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?

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.


  1. Hi! I’m interested in signing up for the monthly subscription. But when I click the link/go to the website, I can’t seem to find it. Do you know if they are still selling the monthly subscription?

  2. Hi! I’m interested in signing up for a subscription, but the link doesn’t seem to work. Do you know if they are still selling their monthly box subscriptions?

  3. I love the fox designs but the crystal ones are a bit boring. If they were 3d or something, maybe I’d like them more. Maybe lol.

  4. I tried a pair that I got in a swap, and even though they weren’t open, they were brittle and tore apart. I wasn’t a fan of that, and quite prefer the $2 Revlon wraps I purchased from Grocery Outlet. They’re pretty easy to get off and last around two weeks. Though I always put clear polish on my nails and over the wraps, so that helps.

  5. The patterns are so cute this month! Thanks for the review. 🙂

  6. I know these are called ‘nail wraps’ and that probably answers my question, but I’m going to ask anyway because I’m hopeful 🙂 Are these more like the NCLA nail wraps or more like Incoco’s Nail Polish Appliques? They are completely different products and I cannot wear nail wraps because they destroy my nails, but LOVE nail polish appliques. Has anyone tried all 3 of these and can compare them? (If not Incoco, Sally Hanson has a similar polish applique).

    • I haven’t tried the others you mentioned, but I do use both Scratch and Sally Hansen frequently. Love them both. And find them to be very similar in formula, application, and wear. I do think though that the Sally Hansen is a bit easier to apply because the wraps are more flexible and a bit stretchy. The Sctatch nails can be a bit brittle, cracking upon application, although I found that if I warm them between my hands first, it makes them more flexible during application. Hope that helps.

      • I agree with Jamie M on the Sally Hansen / Scratch comparison. One thing I’ve started doing on the Scratch ones to prevent tearing is to remove the backing (leaving the “sticky” part of the wrap to touch the nail) but not the top clear-cover layer. When I get the wrap perfectly centered on my nail and where I want it near my cuticle, then I carefully remove the top layer and press the wrap down at the same time. Since I’ve already got it where I want it to stay, there’s a lot less risk of tearing.

        I have a photo of the Russian doll wraps on my nails linked in the comments of Celicia’s Scratch review last month. It’s one of my favorite designs of theirs so far!

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