Would you ever rent nail polish?
Now, you can with Lacquerous.
Have you ever wanted to try a nail polish color from a high-end brand like Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford or NARS, but don't want to splurge on a whole bottle? Now, you can with Lacquerous, an online service that lets you rent nail polish bottles for a monthly fee.
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Here's how it works: Log in and pick your favorites to add to your Lust List. For $18 per month you'll receive your choice of three colors.
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Use the polish for three applications throughout the month and once your time is up, send them back to Lacquerous with the prepaid return packaging label. Sounds a bit like a Rent the Runway for nails, right? What do you guys think? Will you give Lacquerous a try? Let me know in the comments!
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Who the hell wants to get used bottles of polish??? For $18 a month, you could've invested in your own bottles....most nail polish is created equal anyway...here you are just paying for the name straight up.
As someone who's worked in the beauty industry (hey, don't judge!, cutting hair is a great way to work through college)... that would be an unequivocal, NO! I would NEVER rent nail polish or any other cosmetic!
They say, "The practice is identical to what most people experience in a traditional nail salon, where the staff shares polish among clients who are getting manicures and pedicures."
But --beside the fact that most people I know actually buy the (NEW) bottle of polish that's used for their service-- in a salon setting, the communal polish is applied IMMEDIATELY following a sanitizing footbath or hand soak, by a knowledgeable technician who keeps control of the bottle. Not so with the rented polish!
And then they say, "Bacteria can’t live for long in a bottle of nail polish. You are probably more likely to get an infection in the salon itself," and the article adds "Many nail polishes contain toluene and formaldehyde, which will do a number on germs inside a bottle."
But, the high end polishes they are dealing with are 'Big Three Free' polishes, meaning they are free of the harmful chemicals tolulene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. So, yes, many polishes contain tolulene and formaldehyde... but not the brands of polish they are renting out.
When you want to test polish at the store, they usually bring out a piece of cello tape to brush some on... there is a reason for this!
Besides, for $18 a month you can start building up your very own collection (to keep!), at a considerable discount, from reputable sites and sellers on the internet. Then, get some Seche Restore nail polish restorer, and your collection of polishes will last for years and years.
On the rare occassion that I splurge and get a mani/pedi I bring my own polish, so I do not think renting polish that other people have used or could have tampered with is for me.
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