Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink: Nails Inc. Paint Can Spray On Nail Polish in Mayfair Lane

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1) Paint your nails with base coat. Allow to dry.
2) Shake the spray can well.
3) Hold the spray can 6 inches away from your nails and spray to your heart's content. Allow to dry.
4) Apply top coat. Allow to dry.
5) Using soapy water, rinse the excess polish from your hands and cuticles.
6) Voila! A picture perfect manicure.

Those are the steps one must take when using the hot new product on the market, the Nails Inc. Paint Can. This is a revolutionary way to apply nail polish -- simply spray it on, rinse off the excess and you've got a gorgeous manicure in mere moments! I tried Nails Inc. Paint Can Nail Polish in Mayfair Lane and I'm here to give you the inside scoop on how it really works.

For starters, I was seriously SO EXCITED to try this out. I'd been salivating over it for months! When I finally had the opportunity to check out a bottle, you'd better believe I jumped. (Well, I jumped figuratively, since I still can't put weight on my right leg after my accident.) I finally received my bottle of Mayfair Lane and immediately got to work.

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The Nails Inc. Paint Can accompanied by the Nails Inc. 2 in 1 Base and Top Coat.

I followed the instructions TO THE LETTER. Luckily, I was also sent a bottle of the Nails Inc. 2 in 1 Base and Top Coat, so I uncapped that and swiped it over my clean nails to get the process started. (Side note: this base and top coat duo is AMAZEBALLS. It dries within one minute and leaves nails looking super glossy!) After the base coat dried, I shook up my bottle of Mayfair Lane and sprayed it liberally all over my nails.

Waiting for the polish to dry was, well, like watching paint dry. I was so impatient! But I must say it dries very quickly -- my nails were ready for top coat within three minutes! I did have to go back in and spray a few of them more to really cover them -- the spray just obviously isn't as precise as using a bottle and brush. But once I did that (and, again, waited for them to dry), they were ready for top coat.

Now, I will warn you. THIS PRODUCT IS MESSY. It WILL get all over your fingers and cuticles. And you'll feel like you may never get it all off. But rinsing with soapy water really does work! You might not get ALL of the product off, but you'll get enough of it that you don't feel as if you just dipped your hands in paint and finger painted like you were back in preschool.

And this is the final result...

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The Nails Inc. Paint Can Spray On Nail Polish in Mayfair Lane. It definitely looks a lot more nude on me than pink.

Even though Mayfair Lane is technically a pale pink polish, on me it's definitely more nude. I don't know if that's because of the spray can or if the actual bottle would look the same, since I've never tried this color.

As you can see, it also left a fair amount of product on my fingers, even after some pretty vigorous scrubbing with soapy water. Seriously, I stood (on one leg) at the sink for a good five minutes trying to get all the product off my skin. This was the best I could do.

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A photo mid process. Look how much product is on my fingers!

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Now that's a lot of polish to clean up.

My thoughts?

1) While this is definitely an interesting concept, I think it has a few kinks. It really isn't fun to have polish all over your hands -- I'm such a precise nail painter, and I actually pride myself on not really having to clean up my nails after I paint them because I really do manage to stay within the lines. This just made me feel kind of inadequate, even though there's no way around the polish getting on your hands since the spray radius is so wide.

2) I don't think the polish quality is as high as actual polish. I found there to be a lot of patchiness and smudging that I just don't think would have happened with nail polish.

3) I can see using this as a one time experiment, but I wouldn't race to replace all 450+ nail polishes in my collection just yet. I think there's a ways to go before a spray on nail polish makes sense for everyday use.

All that being said, I'm definitely happy and excited that I got to try it out! It's a fun concept and certainly worth using at least once so you can say that you did.

Nails Inc. Paint Can Spray On Nail Polish retails for $12 at nailsinc.com.

14 comments:

  1. I don't think anything will ever make me want to try this. It's a big ol' NOPE for me!

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  2. Hm, the idea is good, but it doesn't look like something I would try.

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  3. What fun to read your review of this unique but not ready for prime time nail polish! Even using Liquid Palisade, I think this would be a pain in the neck to use. I would also be worried about getting the polish all over my bathroom so I'd only apply it outside. I wonder if they did any market research before launching this product ;)

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  4. What an interesting concept, but it definitely seems to require more work than I would be willing to commit to.

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  5. I was super interested in reading some reviews about this product. But I am such an ass about clean up I just couldn't go out with my nails looking so messy! I think this is an interesting product for those people who have mobility (?) problems and can't get to their toes for example. But then again they'd have no change to clean up afterwards. Does this make any sense?

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  6. I wanted to try this one out big time after seeing it advertised. This color looks too patchy for me. I wonder if a brighter or darker color would cover better. I might have to read more reviews before forking over my money.

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  7. Huh, I was curious how this was going to work. Washing it off your skin sounds like a good idea, but the cuticles....

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  8. I love the concept, but the idea of it getting all over my fingers is enough to make me skip it :(

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  9. I've got this and the base/top coat it comes with on my to try list. I'm hoping it turns out better. I don't have liquid palisade to try it with but I'm hoping it works fine. Wish me luck.

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  10. Bummer. I was really curious about this too, but it sounds like I'll stick to old fashioned brush on polish for now.

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  11. As low maintenance as I am w/ my nails, I don't think this is the right product for me.

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  12. I thought the idea was cool but the color selection is very limited.

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  13. I want to try spray polish, but like you, I DONT want polish all over my hands!

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  14. Yeah... They need to take this bad boy back to the drawing board. Interesting concept but too buggy for my taste. :)

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