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StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014

Hey guys! Today I want to share with y’all something new from Jamberry Nails. They’re launching a monthly subscription box called StyleBox by Jamberry. I was sent the StyleBox for August and I’m showing you guys what it comes with and the details of a contest that they’re currently running. First off, here’s StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014.

StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014

StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014 Contents

StyleBox by Jamberry August 2014 Content Detail

August 2014’s StyleBox contains 2 sheets of nail wraps, a nail file and an orange wood stick. The prints of the nail wraps are Orchid Bouquet and August StyleBox Exclusive. Jamberry Nails nail wraps employ an extra step in application of the product onto nails compared to other nail polish strips I’ve tried. You will need a mini heater or hair blow dryer to soften the nail wraps before and after applying the wrap onto the nails. I’ll be giving this another go and post my review on this later. I tried this a few years ago and it didn’t work well for me, but I was told they reformulated and I’m hoping for better results this time around.

The details on the StyleBox is that for $25 a month, you get Jamberry products delivered to your home each month with no additional shipping charge. They do have a minimum of 3 month subscription to start your subscription package. That would mean $75 is the minimum you’ll be putting out up front for a 3 month subscription. Each month’s StyleBox will contain $30 worth of Jamberry nail products (either 2 sheets of nail wraps or one sheet of nail wrap and one nail lacquer), a nail file and an orange wood stick. The nail file and orange wood stick are provided every month as they want their subscribers to have fresh application tools each time. One item is selected from their 300+ seasonal nail wrap styles and lacquers while the other item is a nail wrap that’s exclusive to only StyleBox subscribers for that month. The second item is supposedly designed to complement the first item in the StyleBox. It’s supposed to encourage nail enthusiasts to mix and match between the 2 items to suit their personal styles.

Out of curiosity, I stopped by their website to see what information they have with regards to the StyleBox. It does have the details of the pricing and what it entails as well as a style quiz. I take it and there are 3 selections for each question. The problem I have with the quiz is that on some questions, none of the choices are what I’d pick at all equally. I’m forced to make a random choice in those scenarios and it happened on 3 questions for me. At the end of the quiz, my signature style is Classic and it gives me the option to choose one of the 3 following plans:

3 months: $75 ($25 a month)
6 months: $140 ($23.34 a month)
12 months: $275 ($22.20 a month)

Then there is a note below the prices that states “*Upon completion of initial time period, your subscription will revert to Month to Month payment of $25″.

At the bottom of the screen lists all 3 style profiles available. The other 2 are Trendy and Feminine (you can manually pick one of the other 2 signature styles if you’re unhappy with the quiz results and it will refresh that screen with that signature style to check out with).

I’m going to try my hand at this later this week and put it to the test as I have with regular lacquer, fake nails and other polish strips. In the meantime, Jamberry is hosting a contest to design the next nail wrap. What does the winner get and what are the details?

“The winning design inspires a nail wrap that will appear exclusively in a future StyleBox, and in addition to all the fame and glory, the winner receives a 1-year subscription to StyleBox.

The contest will run from July 15 – July 31. Here’s how people enter:

· Step 1: Design something beautiful that would look great on nails (draw it; paint it; make it on your computer)
· Step 2: Style an outfit that complements your design
· Step 3: Snap a pic of your outfit with your design (wear it; hang it; lay it out)
· Step 4: Submit the pic on at least 1 social media platform (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), tagging @JamberryNails and using the hashtag #StyleBoxContest”

This is the sample pic for the contest entry:

StyleBox by Jamberry Contest Entry Sample

Good luck to all that are entering!

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Collection

I’m very, very excited about this new product from Milani. This just landed on my doorstep so I’ll be putting these to the test for a while. I’ve heard lots of raves about this and it definitely piqued my interest.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Collection

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Collection Description

The concept of a gel powder is very interesting. Have you picked up a few of these yet? What are your thoughts on these?


Milani Limited Edition Bella Blue Collection

Colors look vibrant here. Color me intrigued!

Milani Limited Edition Bella Blue Collection

I’ll be posting about these shortly, so stay tuned!


Zoya Summer Magical Pixie Collection

The latest press release that I am drooling over is something I have to share.

EDIT: Swatches here.

Zoya Summer Magical Pixie Collection

Kitty like. In fact, Kitty LOVE! Let me tell you guys something. I’ve been busy the past week cause I just got married. Zoya holds a special place in my heart because I ended up using Zoya Cosmo for my mani and pedi. I wanted a holographic shade, but my nails are uneven in length and on the shorter side for most of my fingers. I didn’t think it would look good. I wanted a shade that would dry fast too because I was running around last minute setting up the stuff for the reception and I only have a couple minutes to spare. Solution? Enter a Zoya Magical Pixie shade. I picked Cosmo since it would go with my dress and man…..what a lifesaver! It dried SUPER fast. Forget the top coat — I didn’t have time for it. I applied 2 coats for my pedi in between curling my own hair and right before I went downstairs of the hotel for pictures? I slapped on a coat of that on my fingers. Talk about last minute, huh?!

Zoya Summer Magical Pixie Collection

So yeah, you can see why I’m so in love with Zoya’s Magical Pixie stuff right now. I think Zoya Bar would’ve gone well with my dress as well, but my wedding is over and done with. This might be useful information for someone else though. I didn’t use a top coat after application, but I didn’t find the texture bothersome or in the way at all. Trust me, on that day a lot of things are just a blur. ;)


My Picks from KBShimmer Spring 2014

I’m sure some of y’all have made your own picks from this collection. As much as I’d love to get them all, I’ll probably limit myself to 5. I keep putting getting myself some of these mainly because of price. I do love supporting indie brands, so I’ll be bound to bite the bullet sooner or later. But moving on, here’s my 5 picks from their Spring 2014 collection:

KBShimmer Rush Flower Traffic

This is a WHOA! shade for me. I love it. I love glitter and I love this combination. It’s bold, pretty and fun at the same time. If I had to pick one from this entire collection, this would be it.

KBShimmer Prism Break

A holo! HOLO = LOVE! ‘Nuff said. The name is a bonus. Love it.

KBShimmer Quick And Flirty

Another holo! I’m such a sucker for these things. Thank goodness this is not an all holo collection or else I’d be collecting them all like Pokemons!

KBShimmer Belle Of The Mall

I’m surprised I love this as much as I do. I tend to love red based shades cause it’s my favorite shade, but I feel like I already own several ones that looks just like this. But it calls to me even so.

KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily

The last one to make my cut is this beauty. I’m leaning towards these light bluish shades these past few months cause I think it’s a perfect wedding color (and as y’all know, I’m knee deep in this especially since it’s a month away!). And I’m glad I decided to choose just 5 because to me, there is a fine line in my decision-making with this collection and this is where I draw it. All the other shades are nice but nothing that made me take a second look like these 5 above.

So, what are your picks?