I thought this was quite a bizarre concept when I was originally contacted by Coloristiq about their nail polish rental service. Who would ever have thought to rent nail polish? Seeing the concept in action I can now definitely see the appeal and the gap in the market as a nail polish addict.
I have so many half used polishes, ones that are now old and bad and need throwing out and even though I have a lot of shades I still loving trying and seeing new varnishes all the time. At Coloristiq you choose the polishes you will receive that month from brands China Glaze, Essie, Morgan Taylor and OPI. You can choose three polishes and will have these for a full 30 days. After that time there is pre paid returns so you can get the next nail polishes on your wish list. The entire cost of this, including the returns packaging is £14.49.
The bottles are monitored and each bottle can he used by customer for three applications of nail polish per bottle per month, in total nine paintings per month. Each application is defined as two coats of the same colour on all ten nails so that is plenty. Each bottle is monitored and sanitised to maintain quality.
I don’t think that I even paint my nails 9 times a month so the amount of applications isn’t overly limited. The sanitization and quality is controlled and assessed so it would be like sharing high end polish at a manicure salon. I love constantly mixing up my nail colours and renting nail polish definitely gives you your moneys worth as well as allowing you to try polishes out for a while before going out and buying them. Having recently been featured in an online article from cosmopolitan this may be a new trend for nail polish…
Do you think this will catch on? Would you rent nail polish?
I cannot wait to try out my nail polishes, the shades I received are –