My husband and I watch Shark Tank, a show about businesses and people with ideas that come in front of investors to ask for an investment and a certain percentage of equity in their company. We are absolutely addicted to this show. I love it because my degree is in Business Administration/Marketing, so it really strikes a chord with me, and I love seeing passionate people present their brilliant ideas. An episode aired on April 27th that got me really excited. Of course, we all know how excited I get about nail polish, and I was super thrilled to see Barbara Lampugnale (mother of 6 GIRLS! She got the idea from their weekly Nail Nights! Cute!) present her business of Duality Cosmetics – NailPak. I loved her idea and felt that it was definitely something that would help women around the world, especially those who cover their coffee tables, dining tables, night stands and EVERYTHING else with nail polish, polish remover, cotton balls, files, cuticle oil, buffers, and anything else!
The nail polish is chunkier than most and is .6 fl. oz. I tried Ellen – a subtle blue-tone pistachio green, which is a color I really, really like! The first coat went on streaky, and each coat seemed to give it a perfect finish. I used 3 coats, and it was manageable, even though it was streaky. Since the bottle is clunky, the brush was a regular-sized nail polish brush, so it took the usual 2 swipes to coat the nail.
The polish sits upon a pedestal, so you can either paint with the pedestal on or you can remove it to show a circular file. The circular file was pretty cute – it was polka-dotted, my favorite! There’s a tiny tab on the file (file acts as a lid for the remover pads – CLEVER!), and if you lift it, you will find nail polish remover pads. Now, this is good news for someone that hates cotton balls, like me. But, it was really difficult to remove glitter polish on my nails, but one pad did remove 2 painted nails (with glitter). I later tried it on nails that had creme finishes, and one pad swiped them ALL clean. A nice thing about these pads is they do not smell strongly. In fact, they are perfumed and have NO chemical scents!
Overall, I love the concept. But, I do fear that if I do not replace the circular file over the remover pads, they will dry out and that will be a waste. The file is a good size to give yourself a quick file. The polish is clunky and wider than most making it a little difficult to hold while you paint your nails. The formula is comparable to many brands of other nail polishes, which makes it worth it.
NailPak is available in many different colors – a lot of fashionable colors – at their homepage: www.dualitycosmetics.com, and retails for $20 per NailPak on the site. You can also order them from QVC HERE where you can get 2 for the price of 1! Great deal!
* This product was provided to me by Duality Cosmetics and/or their PR company. All opinions are honest and my own. *