Maniology Mani X Me Express Kit | August 2021 Wild West

Hey everyone! As usual I wanted to share all of my manis done with this month’s box. This box had me so inspired that I did FOUR manis with it, despite being nothing even close to a cowgirl 😅 . I do however love the TV show Heartland (anyone else know it?) so this fed my Heartland obsession. Make sure you check out my past reviews of this subscription box here.

The Mani X Me Monthly Box is a subscription service that delivers you Maniology nail art goodies every month. There are two different options: The Monthly Club and the Express Kit. 

Monthly Club ($25 USD per month)

  • 2 Exclusive Stamping Plates – Just for members!
  • 2 New Coordinated Stamping Polishes
  • A Surprise Gift Every Month
  • Free U.S. Shipping
  • Free Stamper & Scraper Set with your first express kit

Express Kit ($18 USD per month)

  • 2 Exclusive Stamping Plates – Just for members!
  • A Surprise Gift Every Month
  • Free U.S. Shipping
  • Free Stamper & Scraper Set with your first express kit

I have only ever gotten the Express kit. With shipping ($4 USD to Canada), in CAD the price turns out to be just over $30 CAD, which I think is fairly reasonable. One of the things that I love about this box is that you are given spoilers of the next month’s box a week before so that you can decide whether you want to skip a month or not. You can easily skip a month on the Maniology website without penalty. I love the flexibility that this subscription has!

August 2021: Wild West

For August we received THREE desert and cowgirl-themed stamping plates featuring a variety of desert animals and scenes, and western images! Usually this box comes with two plates and a ‘nail art extra’ but we got an additional stamping plate this month which is a HUGE bonus in my eyes. When this box was first announced I considered skipping it, but the images and extra plate just had me too excited!

Mani #1

For this first mani I wanted to feature the cow print and some of the western/cowgirl items. Because I didn’t want to use a stark white for the base, I used Cirque Colors Hatch, which I really love. It kind of gives the vibes of a ‘dirty’ cow? Haha.

*These manis contain some products received in PR

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Mani #2

For this second mani I knew I wanted to do a coral/copper contrast and was inspired by all the cactus imagery on one of the plates!

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Mani #3

For this third mani I wanted to feature some more of the cowgirl designs with an outlaw twist. Imagine Kissin’ Kate Barlow from the movie Holes (lol). I feel like these are the nails she’d have!

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Mani #4

For this last mani I of course had to use the ‘choose your own’ desert scene. Everyone has done a great job of personalizing and making this their own. For mine I let some new shades in my collection dictate my colour scheme and I added a flaky polish to add some interest!

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Final Thoughts

This box was a total win for me this month. All of the designs on the plates were thoughtful and detailed, and the fact that we got THREE plates really sealed the deal for me! It was really fun branching out into a theme that I wouldn’t necessarily do on my own! That’s definitely the coolest thing about this subscription, it absolutely inspires creativity.

Watch my video tutorials below to see how I created these four manis!

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