July Nylon Box
It's finally here! This only took absolute ages to ship. I don't know what is going on but I feel like I got this so late - it's a July subscription box but I only got it this past Thursday, August 3rd. It seriously irks me when subscription boxes are not received in the month that it is for ie. getting a July box in August. The Nylon Box isn't the only one that this has happened with for me, I didn't get my June Allure Beauty Box until July and I still have not received the shipping info for the July one, but I just wanted to mention this since according to Nylon's website boxes are supposed be delivered between the 10th and 15th of each month and mine didn't ship until the last day of the month (I didn't order mine until the 12th so I expected it later in the month but not in the next month). I'm ridiculously impatient, I know, but I had to bring it up here and hopefully the August box will arrive in a more timely manner. I have some thoughts on this first Nylon Box so let's just get straight to it!
What am I, a 27 year, supposed to do with a sticker patch of lips? I did not anticipate how youthful this first Nylon Box would be but it seems to be targeted towards a much younger audience. For real though, I'm not 100% sure what to do with this. Do I keep it and just stick it to something for kicks and giggles or give it away since it's so not me? I'm torn as to what I should do with this but what I can for sure tell you is that I'm not thrilled with it since this is incredibly juvenile.
While this is still pretty darn childish I will say I like this better than the lips patch. In high school I had a Hello Kitty backpack and in college had a Hello Kitty lunchbox so I'm not so mad at this one. I think I'll end up sticking this one on a jacket because that's all I can think of to do with this (all my handbags are leather or vegan leather and I don't want to puncture them). I don't love it but I don't hate it.
* I can't actually find this on Sanrio's website but according to the Nylon info booklet it is sold there so if you really want this you might have to search a bit for it - my search yielded zero results though.
If this didn't have matcha in it this would be something for me to get excited about but I'm not a huge fan of the smell of green tea, nor do I want my face to smell like it, so this is something that'll I'll be giving away to my best friend who happens to like matcha. This only has three ingredients; organic virgin coconut oil, organic beeswax, and organic matcha tea powder so you shouldn't have to worry about it being irritating which is fantastic for those with sensitive skin. Love the concept just wish the fragrance was different.
Floss Gloss Nail Lacquer in Second Base $6 (on sale, orig. $10)
Again, such a tweeny product. If the glitter was smaller it would be okay but the glitter is super chunky like craft glitter. I am a nail polish addict so I am keeping this because I really want to see how it looks over red or pink nail polish but...ugh it's so damn teenager-y. Also, this is from a collab with Nylon from 2015, hence why it's probably on sale, so my guess is that they're just giving this out to get rid of back stock that hasn't sold. It says on the website that the color was inspired by Nylon's signature color which is fine, I'm not a huge pink person but I can work it occasionally, but I think this would of been 10x better with a smaller grade of glitter or by mixing different sizes of glitter. Again, not thrilled by this product but it's not the worst either.
This is great but only if you have a bathtub. There is a bathtub in my house but the tile is in pretty bad shape so the tub is unusable and has been for probably 15-20 years. I was originally also going to give this to my bestie but then when I was editing the photo I saw the directions for using it in the shower and thought I'd give it a whirl. I know it won't have the same effect in the shower as it would in the tub but I still want to try it out. The ingredients in this one are ultra epsom salt, Himalayan sea salt, organic pink roses (yuck), organic lemongrass, and organic peppermint but they also have a few different mixes of bath soaks. I think this a cool concept to have in a subscription box but it also annoys me because not everyone has a tub.
I was kind of excited about the scent on this one...until I smelled it. I love most things that are tropical scented because I love coconut and pineapple but, while this one does smell somewhat tropical, the overwhelming hit that I got from it is chemicals. I've also heard that the non-tinted Batiste Dry Shampoos leave a serious white cast in darker hair and I have pretty dark brown roots so this is just an all around no for me. For now I will be sticking with my Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder (amazing for fine hair).
I had a bit of a sticker obsession back in my childhood and had a ton of sticker books so I'm no stranger to this product but I cannot believe that a sticker set, one sheet, is $19. I don't know anyone who would pay that much for a few stickers but maybe I'm just old and naïve as to how much stickers cost these days. I also think it's pretty sad that the most "valuable" item in this box is a sticker set. I'll use the ones I like to adorn my MacBook Air, I've been wanting to cover in stickers for a while now, but this is such a laughable item and also seems geared towards an audience much younger than me.
So, that's everything. I should have also received the Manic Panic Glitter Jewels in Electric Fuschia Shock, a black light reactive glitter that I could really care less about but also I paid for it so wtf. I did contact customer service and they are sending one to me but I din't want to wait to publish this post until I got that since it took so long to get to me in the first place. As I'm sure you can probably guess, I'm not very happy with this first Nylon Box. I thought this would be geared towards what their reader base is which I would guess is somewhere around the 18-35 year old range but this seems more like something for someone in middle school or high school. Two of the items, the matcha stick and the bath soak, I think are age appropriate for me but everything else is pretty junior. I'm going to stick it out for a few more months to see if the items mature a bit but if this keeps in theme for the kiddos then I will definitely cancel because I'm not here for items 16 year old Heather would of loved. The overall value for the box including the glitter jewels is $70.34 which is not bad for a $20 box but so far I would say there needs to be more relatable items for me to want to continue paying $20 a month for it. What do you think of the Nylon Box, would you purchase it? I would love to hear your thoughts on this one and as always thank you for visiting and have a lovely day!