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Nexus Nail Wraps Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2017

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

Nexus is a nail wrap subscription box from Espionage Cosmetics that sends two different, themed nail wraps each month. Subscribers get to pick a winner and it earns a permanent spot in the Nexus store.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

The Subscription Box: Nexus

The Cost: $15/month + free shipping

COUPON: Use code MSANEXUSZONE to save $4 off your first month!

The Products: “This monthly subscription service ships two brand new nail wrap designs to your doorstep! An epic wrap battle ensues and it’s then up to you to vote on your favorite! The winning nail wrap design joins our permanent #NerdManicure line and the loser becomes a subscriber exclusive, never to be produced again.”

Ships to: U.S. and International

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Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

June’s theme is “Under the Sea”. The themes seem to lean toward quirky and fun. You can check out past winners here to see if you like their style.

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

The battle between “Land of Submarines” and “We’re Jellin’” begins!

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

A couple of paper cutouts are included and they encourage you to cut them out and integrate them into the photos of your Nexus manicure on social media. If you do, you are entered to win your next Nexus package for free!

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

Land of Submarines Nail Wraps – Value $10

The first set of nail wraps are “Land of Submarines”. These are colorful, graphic wraps in a mod style with a couple of accent wraps that have cute yellow submarines and a load of nostalgia.

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

We’re Jellin’ Nail Wraps – Value $10

Set two are the “We’re Jellin’” wraps. These look like you are looking into the jellyfish tank at the aquarium. They are real images and a different style than the illustrated wraps they are going up against.

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

The submarine wraps won the battle because I was going to trivia with a Beatles fanatic and I knew she would get a kick out of them. I was right!

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

Application was pretty easy after I got the hang of it.

Step 1: Clean your nails with some alcohol wipes to remove any oils.

Step 2: Pick the wrap that fits your nail best and peel off the clear protective layer.

Step 3: Peel the wrap off of the backing and place onto your nail close to the cuticle but not overlapping any skin.

Step 3: Rub the wrap onto your nail starting at the bottom of your nail. I used one of those rubbery cuticle pushers to make sure I got all of the edges down.

Step 4: Tuck the end of the wrap under your nail and use an emery board to file in a downward motion to cut the excess wrap.

Step 5: Apply a top coat (regular, not quick-dry) for more staying power. This step is optional.

That’s it!

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

It took me about 15 minutes for the first hand and 10 minutes for the second. I’m sure I will get quicker with each application until I am a pro.

My nails looked really nice and smooth and definitely colorful. I like that I didn’t have to worry about letting polish dry (if you don’t use the top coat) and that my manicure looked perfect with no stray polish.

You can change the look of your manicure by adding different top coats, like matte and glitter, or by using the wraps as accent nails with your favorite polish colors.

Nexus Nail Wraps June 2017 Box

I have read that these can stay put for up to 2 weeks. Mine were peeling off within 2 days. 🙁 Great thing is, they are super easy to remove. You just peel them off and wipe your nails with coconut oil to remove residue. No damage, no chemicals, and super quick.

I’ll be trying some tips I read about getting these to last longer because I’d love to have an option for a quick, long lasting manicure for such a good price.

Extra cool thing: These glow in the dark! I walked close to a black light and they REALLY glow.

Verdict: This is the first time I have applied nail wraps and it was easier than I thought! I think that if you are a wrap kind of person, $15 + free shipping is a good value for the $20 worth of nail wraps I received.. I am disappointed with the short time these lasted on my nails, but I’ll give some different techniques a shot to see if I can get some more life out of them.

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Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Nexus Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: nexus | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I’ve used Nexus Nail Wraps before and they lasted a long time for me after I put a top coat of clear polish over them. I’m not sure if you did this step but I would definitely recommend it if you didn’t. Hope it helps!

  2. Oh oh the Jelly fish!!!! I WANT! So stinking cute!!!

  3. Those submarine nail wraps are so cute! I thought of The Beatles as soon as I saw them. Great review!

  4. I’m so psyched to see this get reviewed! I found out about these nail wraps when i received a set in a geek girl mystery box last year. The wraps glowed in the dark which was awesome and lasted about a full week. I always apply a top coat on my nail wraps which i think helps. I have since purchased other wraps from espionage cosmetics and find that they are pretty good so far. My favorites though are by incoco. They have really great staying power.

    • Definitely, Incoco has the best! I get 2 weeks wear at least!

    • I also agree with u about the top coat and I actually apply a bottom too and get great staying power and it seems to be easier to peel off when I want a change. And the incoco ones are my absolute fave, they are the best quality I’ve. Found so far and they actually last and there real polish!

  5. I tried these before and they didn’t even last one day. I was very upset because I followed the directions exactly. I love these designs and the idea. I wish it worked better for me.

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