Monday 20 May 2019

Mani and Lola - May 2019

Hello everyone! Today I have May's Mani and Lola box to share with you. It's been a long time since I've shared a Mani and Lola box - you can see last October's here. I unsubscribed while I was moving, although honestly I did get a few boxes before then that I never swatched! This months box contained two polishes and three nail care items. Read on for my full swatches and a closer look at everything inside!

Mani and Lola - May 2019 @acertainbeccaa

First up for polishes is Nails Inc 'Enchanted Heels', a super soft shimmery pink. This is a sheer polish, but the formula is smooth and easy to apply. It is also brushstrokey due to the finish. I could still see my nail line after three coats, although I don't think this is intended to get opaque (it is also super close to my skin colour!). Below is three coats with topcoat.

Nails Inc 'Enchanted Heels' @acertainbeccaa
Nails Inc 'Enchanted Heels' @acertainbeccaa

Next is ORLY French Manicure 'Pink Nude', a very light pink creme. It has a smooth, easy to apply formula, although is sheer and streaky. I have easily visible nail line after three coats, but again I don't think it is intended to get fully opaque. I did however still have streaks. Below is three coats with topcoat.

ORLY French Manicure 'Pink Nude' @acertainbeccaa
ORLY French Manicure 'Pink Nude' @acertainbeccaa

First for nail care is a bottle of CND RescueRXx, a daily keratin treatment that claims to improve nail condition in a week. At first I wasn't completely sure if this was meant to be applied to the nails similar to a base coat, or if it was more of a cuticle oil. It contains jojoba oil and says to massage into nails and cuticles so I'm going with the latter! It smells really nice too.

CND RescueRXx Keratin Treatment @acertainbeccaa

We also recieved a Retinol Hand Mask from Skin Republic. I've had a few different Skin Republic items from various Mani and Lola boxes before. This one claims to be age defying (anti-aging), and not only to moisturise and help with firmness and elasticity, but also to reduce things such as dark spots and freckles. Sounds good to me!

Skin Republic Retinol Hand Mask @acertainbeccaa

Last up is possibly the item that excited me most, a full size bottle of OPI Avojuice. I'm actually currently using a mini 30ml avojuice from a previous box which I love - it's quite a jump up to 250ml! I'm not sure if all boxes had the same scent, but mine is in ginger lily and it smells lovely. I find avojuice very moisturising so this is already sat on my desk ready for daily use.

OPI Ginger Lily Avojuice @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? This is a very pretty and girly feeling pink box! It also smelled amazing as soon as I opened it, mainly due to the avojuice. As mentioned, I do have a few older boxes that never made it onto my blog or nails. I'm still debating whether or not to post them as full boxes or catch up on the odd swatch here and there in my catch up posts - what do you reckon?

You can find out more about Mani and Lola and subscribing here.

Mani and Lola - May 2019 @acertainbeccaa

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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  1. I was disappointed with the box. Sheer polishes are gelish. I did like the CND oil though. My next box is the make it break box

    1. It definitely wasn't my favourite box! I do appreciate the nail care bits but I agree on the polishes x