Nail Polish Netflix: Rent-a-Polish

There’s a new nail polish service called Lacquerous. Much like Netflix, for a flat monthly fee of $18.00 you can rent – yes, rent – three luxury nail polishes. The brands include Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Butter, Mac, Nars, Tom Ford and Deborrah Lipmann. Most of the polishes from these brands generally range from around $18.00 to $30.00 so it appears (like a mirage) to be a deal. You get three at a time, but is anyone really going to use three nail polishes in a month? How much does a manicure cost? $7.00 – $10.00? If you get two a month it’s about the same price and way less hassle. I can never remember to return my DVDs, now I have to worry about nail polish too?  Also, isn’t it kind of weird when three crusty, used nail polish bottles show up in your mail box?

Oh and here’s the kicker, the disclaimer says that you can only use each bottle for three applications. The FAQ states, “How many times can I use the nail polish? You can use it on yourself for up to 3 applications throughout the month. Lacquerous monitors the amount of nail lacquer in each bottle and we trust our members to abide by our policies because they appreciate luxury lacquer like us!” They’re watching yous. 

The idea seems cute, but mostly it seems gross and impractical. Would you ever subscribe to Lacquerous?
[Image Via. Lacquerous]

Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya’ girl @EmeraldGritty.
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