On paper, LAQA & Co.’s Nail Polish Pens have all of the features required to break through to appeal cult much loved status.
First, there is the comfort reason — a marker-like nail polish dispenser with a clickable push button on one end and a brush tip applicator on the different for on-the-go color alters. Then, there are the perky nail polish colors: from an ink jet-ready black (“Those Meddling Youngsters”) to a balmy grape sweetie purple (“Blurple”)’ a grayish taupe brown (“Fancypants”); a perky mid-tone pink (“Pimpin’”); a polished, magenta-tinged red (“BMX Bandit”); a ‘Fifties-esque, teal-infused light blue (“Squid Ink”); a grayish beige shade (“WTF”); and “I Wish A Pony,” a pale, vintage yellow (think of a retro apron, sunny wallpaper, or a rotary telephone).
Even the polish names are whimsical and tongue-in-cheek — specifically “Blurple,” since it absolutely addresses the blueberry undertones of the purple look while adding a humorous, tongue-in-cheek ingredient, and “I Wish A Pony,” a great moniker given that the polish shade absolutely catches the color of the Fluttershy My Little Pony character.
The icing on the cake: the matchless illustrations adorning every single one nail polish pen’s box. To further expand its goods’ entice, LAQA & Co. packages them in collectible boxes featuring works of art by illustrators, graphic artists, collage artists, cameramen, painters, and street artists located in towns ranging from London to South Korea, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn. The box for the “My Little Pony” nail polish pen, for instance, features an interpretation of a salt shaker-shaped female figurine in a flavescent yellow ensemble with the words “It Is What Inside That Counts” emblazoned along its white indoors in a needlepoint-like font. The figurine is juxtaposed against a vintage-aromatic, greenish light blue with a yellow blossom print, adding to the blueprint’s retro feel. Masterminded by London-based Irish artist Hazel Nicholls, that matchless blueprint showcases Nicholls’ love of inspirational capture expressions and her affinity for cross stitching and home-y crafts. The “BMX Bandit” box, meantime, features an abstract print redacted from a bigger snowflake blueprint created utilizing fuchsia, white, black, and magenta purple lines and boasting unanticipated triangle shapes, overlapping zig-zagging lines, and a star cut-out at the snowflake’s indoors. Created by London-based street artist Foe, the packaging talks to his bold sensuous and fits imperfectly with the splashy nature of the corresponding nail color.
Are you lusting after one of these beauts? Well, hold on before you go dipping in that pocket. See, as the adage that Hazel Nicholls herself invoked, “It Is what is inside that counts” — and, in that case, the nail polish pens are, unluckily, far greater on paper than they’re in true life. For one,when you break in a nail polish pen, you will uncover yourself clicking the button at the base (which dispenses the color to the brush tip) so many times that you will worry carpal tunnel could be on the horizon. Which would be no issue if it were worth the wait — however, sorrowfully, even once there is enough color on the brush tip, you will uncover the consistency could be overmuch thick, resulting in a gooey, overmuch viscous mess. I attempted applying the I Wish A Pony color over 5 times and every single one try attested as dissatisfying as the last. Not a single nail had a smooth layer of color; in place of, it was a clump fest on every single one nail plate.
The next issue is gauging the quantity of polish required at the brush tip — too little and it’ll lead for a gunky application; too much and the color will drip everyplace. Longevity is in addition a concern: after utilizing a LAQA nail polish pen, the brush tip ends up being crunchy and rigid as any polish remainder sticks together, stiffening the bristles (and that is about to happen even when the brush tip is correctly covered with the snap-on cap).
Since the concept is so solid, the color scheme so urban and chic, and the packaging art so preferable, I Am holding my fingers crosses that, with some light optimizing, the LAQA & Co. Nail Polish Pens will reach must-have status on my list, meeting their full potential and transcending the anticipations established in their on-paper depictions.
LAQA & Co. Nail Polish Pen, bucks 14.95. Obtainable at
Who tells cash cant obtain delight? It purchased me some with my new 2 way nail art pen and brush kit i just bough from ebay. I just got them this day and I cant wait to start doing some makes and almost certainly some tutorials! ps sorry i forgot to take the pictures of all of the colors i got however here is a link to where i got them: cgi.ebay.com in addition it came with: Nine diverse greens Five yellows Two oranges Five pinks Five reds Three purples Four blues One grey 1black One white & sorted out glitter colors
Question by Skye: Have you attempted the new OPI nail polish pens that Aim carries?
If so, do they work well? I got 2 a while back. I got a pink and a red color. My hands are shaky so it is unattainable for me to apply usual nail polish however I thought I Would attempt these pens.
Reply by Manda
THEY ARE OK… however they apply indeed thin so yo uhave to use scores of coats.. consequently you use it up quicker. kinda neat although.. just thin. as a minimum hte pink one that i applied was
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