New Polish Box from Bondi New York!!


Otherwise known as: The USPS debacle of a LIFETIME, and why Bondi New York (& Richard) Have THE BEST customer service!

Bondi New York is apparently a decently well-known, 5-free nail polish brand that is available in many salons and stores. I had never seen it and I don’t even remember where I heard it, but about 6 weeks ago I heard that there would be a new nail polish subscription. 3 polishes and a beauty product (1-up on Julep, TYVM!) So I hopped on that bandwagon! New things to try, new products to review…

All the boxes shipped 8/1. Kind of. They ship from New York (go figure) and I live outside Philadelphia, so honestly it wouldnt have been farfetched to expect it the next day. But a week goes by and my tracking number doesn’t update. I hopped on to the Bondi NY Facebook page and discovered that a large number of subscribers experienced this. They asked us to email if it hadn’t updated by a certain date–they had used a small P.O. that didn’t scan all the packages.

The date comes, no updates. I emailed customer service. Within a few hours, they had sent all of us an email with a formal apology, a plan to circumvent this issue next month, and a $10 off coupon to use in the store. SO IMPRESSED. Between that, the quality of the polish, and the quantity, this may edge out Julep. I haven’t quite decided yet.

On to the box! It arrived today and even though I am super behind in posts I had to get this up right away!

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I’m not sure why no one’s every thought to mark nail polish as FRAGILE before.

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Intro card and first glimpse!

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flip side, welcome note. I can’t argue with any card that calls me gorgeous🙂

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Beauty freebie–black cherry lip balm! Tastes great! The black cherry distinguishes it from that medicinal cherry flavor of typical chapsticks.

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Suki products! You know I LOVE LOVE the lemongrass facial scrub, so I am very much looking forward to giving these a whirl once I’m done my Arbonne skincare trial .

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Love these colors! It’s like they were handpicked for me.

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Uptown Girl is a creme lilac shade.

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Teal Magnolia is, well, teal. duh.

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Horny Mistress wins best polish name ever! It’s a great classic red as well.

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The whole box! While it wasn’t the beauty items I had hoped for after seeing some of the other boxes, I am by no means disappointed!

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Swatches! Each swatch is done with one coat all over, and a second coat on the bottom half only.

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AAAAAAAAAAAAND manicure! I had to use all the colors! Plus this is my first use of striping tape! This is over 1 coat of OPI Bling Dynasty, for a touch of neutral shimmer.

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I think it turned out well, all things considered! Thanks Bondi!

Suggestions for improvement:

-Referral program, earning points or little rewards

-Quiz and/or profile to determine which ‘extras’ you get

Did any of my other readers check out the new Bondi subscription box? I can’t thank Richard and the Bondi crew enough for their stellar service, and I am very much looking forward to the fall preview box in September!

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