Hmm.. I was reading in the Daily Mail today about a new US service to ‘rent’ a nail polish. Lacquerous sends out 3 polishes per month to subscribers ($18) but you’re only allowed to use the polish three times before sending back.

I just completely fail to see how this could possibly work. For a start, you can pick up dupes of all the luxury brands in any supermarket with a little homework (bloggers are fantastic at finding dupes!); there really aren’t many that don’t have a close or even exact likeness at a fraction of the price. Secondly, you really have to rely heavily on the person who had the polish before you to keep it in a pristine condition with the lid tightly closed so it doesn’t go thick. Call me fussy, but I think I’d want to know who, with their full blown cold, coldsore or god knows what, had had their sticky fingers all over the polish before it came into my possession! I guess we assume that counters keep a great hygiene routine (we don’t know though) but I feel a bit precious about my polishes and like to know where they came from.

According to Refinery 29, there is a 2500 wait list – we’ll never know if this is true or not, data protection and all that – but given that for $18 – probably about £14, you can get three pretty decent polishes or one premium one, I just can’t think how this can succeed. Who can be bothered to paint and post back? 

I still keep thinking maybe it isn’t actually true….