The next edition of the Nailbox Trendbox is out and, for Pre-Fall 2014, my friend Sarah from Chalkboard Nails is the curator. You may remember that I curated the first Nailbox TrendBox, a quarterly nail polish subscription service that delivers $65 worth of product for only $35.
Sarah has a keen eye for color and her choices are so dead on for this time of year where one day calls for a sundress and flip flops and the next you’re pulling out chunky knits and boots.
With four nail polish shades to transition you from summer to fall, the Pre-Fall 2014 Trendbox also includes a matte top coat, making the collection even more versatile.
Pre-Fall 2014 TrendBox Contents
Sarah’s four, transitional color choices include punchy summer brights, a chic neutral, a fall-ready metallic and a matte top coat, something Sarah uses a lot in her nail art designs.
Each box includes: NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing, Priti NYC Chrysanthos, Orly Hot Tropics, LVX Cashmere and Essie Matte About You. As an added bonus, Nailbox has included a set of NCLA Aly En Vogue Nail Wraps.
Nailbox TrendBox Nail Polishes
LVX Cashmere is a beige-y creme. It’s got a pink/nude/grey vibe that isn’t something I would normally wear but I know how much Sarah loves this type of shade so it’s a perfect choice. It’s packed with pigment and feels a bit thick when you apply it but it levels out so nicely and only requires two coats.
NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing is an aqua creme with a hint of mint. It’s vibrant and beach with an excellent formula that gives full coverage in two coats.
Orly Hot Tropics is a hot, bright fuchsia packed with golden flecks. It has a jelly-ish feel which makes application a breeze. Now because I used very thin coats, I needed three layers but if you’re more heavy handed, you can get away with two.
Because of the high sparkle factor, I knew it would look fab matte. Like the glitter is trapped behind frosted glass.
Priti NYC Chrysanthos is a champagne gold foil that has a heavy amount of silver intermixed to keep it from being too warm. Because it’s a foil, you won’t have brush stroke issues and thanks to the high pigmentation, you only need two coats.
Fun fact: When Sarah told me she was including this shade, I dogged it based on the one swatch I could find online. However, Sarah was right on, it is a gorgeous gold. Much better in person.
And with Essie Matte About You, it takes on a brushed appearance.
Pre-Fall 2014 TrendBox Nail Art
It’s been a while since I’ve worn Saran Wrap Nail Art and when I saw Santa Monica Shore Thing and Chrysanthos, I knew they would work well for that technique. Mattified, its reminiscent of 60s patterned wallpaper.
You can see it without the matte top coat on the Nailbox Instagram account.
The Nailbox Pre-Fall 2014 TrendBox is available now for $35 at Nailbox.co. You can also purchase a year subscription for $126. Boxes are curated by nail bloggers and trendsetters.
What do you think of Sarah’s selections? Will you pick up a TrendBox? Are you a fan of subscription boxes? Which ones do you love/hate?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Nailbox. I have a working relationship with Nailbox but my opinions and decision to review are 100% my own. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.