Birchbox The Nail Refresh Kit Review – April 2019
FYI – this kit is still available for purchase!
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The Box: The Nail Refresh Kit
The Cost: $30 + $5 shipping
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This kit includes:
- JUARA Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm – Deluxe sample
- Adesse New York Sweet Almond Cuticle Oil – Full-size
- Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer – Forever Fades Fast – Full-size
- Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer – Doe My Dear – Full-size
- Jart+ Dermask™ Hand Hydrating Mask – 1 pair
- Tweezerman Filemate – Full-size
Birchbox The Nail Refresh Kit Review
Here is the info sheet for the products included, along with the prices of their full-size counterparts.
JUARA Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm, 0.27 oz – Estimated Value $2.16 (buy the full-size version for $20)
This was a really nice hand cream- I liked the scent and it didn’t leave my hands feeling greasy. This is packed with a ton of natural oils like Candlenut oil, coconut oil, and jojoba esters, and it absorbed quickly.
Adesse New York Sweet Almond Cuticle Oil, Full-size! Retail Value $18
I don’t use cuticle oils as much as I should, but this one is packed with sweet almond oil and goes a long way towards nourishing rough and ragged cuticles. This is also made with jojoba oil and vitamin E, and I know that this bottle will last a long time- even if I used it every day!
Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Forever Fades Fast, Full-size! Retail Value $18
I love the packaging of Smith & Cult nail polishes, and if you find the large top to be unwieldy you can pull it off and use the smaller top to paint your nails. This is a peachy pink crème, and the formula applied perfectly in two coats with no issue.
Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Doe My Dear, Full-size! Retail Value $18
This is a grey-taupe polish with the same great crème formula, meaning two easy coats leaves you with smooth and shiny color on your nails. Smith & Cult polishes are 8-free, too.
Here are the shades swatched.
Dr. Jart+ Dermask™ Hand Hydrating Mask – Retail Value $12
I have actually tried this before after picking it up at my local Sephora, and while I liked it I definitely do not think it is worth the $12 cost. The mask actually warms up while you wear it, which is nice on tired hands, and it does moisturize your skin. I just didn’t see enough results to justify the high cost of a single-use hand mask.
Tweezerman Filemate – Estimated Value $5 (based on other filemates found here)
I have used this file before, and I am happy to have another one. I like the grit on these for filing off a jagged edge or smoothing out my shape, and it doesn’t tear into my cuticles when I am using it.
The Verdict: This box, while packed with full-size items, felt a little boring. Considering Smith & Cult literally has a polished named “Gay Ponies Dancing in The Snow,” it feels like we were sent the most vanilla shades possible from the brand. That being said, the polishes are top-notch quality, and they are great neutrals. As a whole, this box had a good value, and I like that it has almost everything you would need for an at-home manicure. Value-wise, I calculated a value of $73.16, which meets the $73 promised value.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this is still available.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $35 ($30 + $5 shipping) and I calculated a total value of $73.16. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Jaura: $1.03
- Adesse: $8.61
- Smith & Cult Forever: $8.61
- Smith & Cult Doe: $8.61
- Dr. Jart+: $5.74
- Tweezerman: $2.39
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