Nylon Box Subscription – August 2017 Review + Coupon
Nylon Box is a new beauty subscription box from Nylon Magazine! Each month you’ll receive a curated mix of 5-6 full/sample size beauty and skin care products + small accessories.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Nylon Box
The Cost: $19.99
COUPON: Use code FIRSTFIVE to use code FIRSTFIVE to take $5 off your first box!
The Products: Curated mix of 5-6 full/sample size beauty and skin care products + small accessories.
Ships to: US and worldwide. (Free shipping to the US.)
This box comes with a folded card detailing the items included:
I love that the info card is illustrated and has the cute copy “Why it’s rad”!
The back has a note from Katherine Martinez, the Director of E-Commerce, with a short synopsis of the items from this month’s box.
I don’t pay as much attention to my brows as I’d like, so I’m excited to receive a product that will help my #browgame. I only started filling mine in within the last few years, so beginning to highlight is new to me.
They suggest using the shimmery side on your brow bone…
And the pink end to highlight your eyes. I tried it out and so far look pretty ridiculous, but I need to watch a video or two to see how exactly I’m supposed to perfect this product! Tips welcome!!
Verb Ghost Oil, .57 oz. – Value $4 (get a 2 oz. bottle for $14 at Sephora)
Yay! I’m already familiar with Verb hair products and use a couple of them. I purchased this ghost oil in the past because I have really thin straight hair that needs fly aways tamed without being weighed down.
The oil is super light without being watery, and a little goes a long way! Since my hair is thin, it gets greasy really easily, so having a product like this is heaven sent. This will also help smooth out a mangled rats nest if you’re prone to those when you wake up! Bonus: it smells lovely!
Patch Ya Later x Nylon “Wild Thing” Patch – Value $12
Patch popularity shows no sign of slowing down, so they’ve included an exclusive collaboration with Patch Ya Later!
The marigold, brown, and red colors of this patch conjures up a 70’s vibe, and you can iron this on to your favorite backpack to let everyone know you are WILD.
Botanic Farm Mineral Pop Sparkling Bubble Pack, 95ml – Value $14
This is probably the item I’m most excited about in this box! I love Korean Beauty products and am especially into face products, so this bubble pack is perfect for me! I started with a clean face, and pumped a couple dollops of this into my hand to spread around my face. It immediately starts foaming when it touches your skin, and slowly starts bubbling. It’s a really pleasant and subtle tingle, nothing too intense. It also smelled really nice!
After a few minutes of gentle bubbling, it turns into a thing layer of gel, which you rinse after a total of only five minutes. My skin felt slightly sticky at first, but after a few seconds, it dissipated and my skin felt super clean and fresh. Glowing even! Big win here!!
Gooten x Nylon Sticker Set – Listed Value $8.00
What a perfect sticker set for Nylon Box! It features a lot of things that the average Nylon fan probably loves; from jeans, to lipstick, to bestie necklaces. I’m not sure if these are worth the $8 list price, but they sure are “the coolest”! I’m a sticker freak, and love denim, so these are a great addition to any of my water bottles, phone cases, or whatever else I can think of to stick these on.
Amika Un.done Texture Spray, 1 oz. – Value $10
The first thing I said when I saw this was “Ooooh, was ist das?”. I’ve been trying to “figure out” my hair for over 20 years, and products like this delight me.
It’s a “texture spray”, which means it’s hopefully going to make my limp hair do a little something more. I sprayed it into golden locks and the first thing I noticed was how wonderful it smelled. The second was that it’s sort of like a hairspray, but didn’t leave my hair crunchy! This one’s a keeper! Plus- check out that fun bottle!
Sigma Beauty Shimmer Cream in Brilliant – Value $16
I don’t know the first thing about highlighting or contouring, but this is a product that does both. I applied this to my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose with my finger (as directed, to warm it up), and it had a super subtle shimmer to it that gave my face just a slight pop.
I’m lucky that this color is complimentary to my peachy skin tone, but I’m interested to see how it would look on a darker complexion as well.
Here are swatches for the dual brow highlighter and shimmer cream!
Verdict: I was super duper geeked to receive my first Nylon Box! I used to read Nylon Magazine all the time when I was younger, but felt that I sort of aged out of it. Trying to keep interested while reading Vogue proves that I was wrong, and even in my late 30’s I have to accept that I am young at heart and like what I like! This box is a perfect embodiment of the magazine, and style. It’s fun for younger millennials but someone like myself can squeal with delight at the products included. The presentation from box to info card is great, and the products were exactly what I’m interested to try! This one was heavier on the makeup/haircare/skincare than accessories (different from last months), so it’s a great indicator that as the months go by, you’ll get a great balance. Some of the listed prices were a little inflated, but the bulk was dead on. After finding most of it online, I estimate this box to be worth about $76, which is an AMAZING value, seeing as though the cost of the box is only $19.99. Keep up the great work, Nylon Box!! I’m already eagerly awaiting next month!
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