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The day has come: Lacquerous has finally gone live! Now you have access to a fabulous inventory of luxury lacquers that are available to try without having to buy.
Thanks to Refinery 29 for breaking the story yesterday. Check out what they had to say, along with others.
"We love this idea — access to designer-ready digits without having to shell out $30 for a single polish? Genius. We’ve rarely, if ever, used an entire bottle of polish in our lives — usually we get halfway down and they start getting all tacky and hard to use, so we just chuck them. This gives you the opportunity to try the latest shades, without the commitment or the hefty price tag. And, for those of you germaphobes worried about shared polish being unsanitary, remember that the polishes you use at the nail salon are just that: communal, meaning lots of other people have used them. Not to mention the fact that nail polish manufacturers have to make sure that their lacquers are safe despite how many people are using them, meaning that polish is not a cesspool of icky bacteria, thank you very much.” ~Refinery 29
In this anti-ownership era, anyone one can have anything for a limited time only. We bike share, Zipcar, and Netflix our way through the day without having to sign anything permanent. Websites like Rent the Runway and Bag Borrow or Steal allow a tenuous hold on whatever the heart desires (within company-defined limits). Lacquerous, a brand-new nail polish sharing company, combines the rental aspect of Rent the Runway with the subscription model of Birchbox, to allow any girl to dip her nails into a variety of luxury polishes for a flat rate of $18 a month. ~ TIME Style
The most common question we receive is naturally about hygiene. Yep, we’ve heard it all! The fact is that, as microbiologists confirm, no fungus, bacteria, microbe or anything living can survive in a bottle of nail polish. At Lacquerous, bottles are sealed for at least 1 day in transit and we inspect all bottles received. The truth is, whether we want to admit it or not, we all take a risk when sharing makeup at a department store or eating from a salad bar or touching a handrail.. If you are germaphobe, then sadly this probably isn’t for you.
Some of the other common questions we’ve been getting are: What if I use to much? Will I get a new bottle everytime? The answer is, much like a club, it’s about sharing the product. We provide an experience to our members to try luxury lacquer. We’ll never send you anything that isn’t Instagram worthy ;) All we ask is that you stick to the guidelines as close as possible and we’ll make sure you will enjoy being a part of Lacquerous. We’re less like Big Brother and a lot more like a big sister! All these questions are answered on the website too.
Now, for the fun part! What colors do you want to try? You can email Lacquerous while you are waiting! Here are some of the designer brands already available:
Dolce & Gabbana
If you have any more questions about Lacquerous, check out our FAQs or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have tried out your favorite shades, be sure to share them with us on Twitter and Instagram!
How to use: Lacquerous is a nail polish subscription service that allows members to share high-end lacquers. Using this service is so easy! All you have to do it set up an account and start building your Lust List. Once you have selected your favorite colors, you choose from the available inventory and drag it into your Box. Hit ‘Send Me This Box’ and your done! You’ll have 30 days to try them out. You are able to use each lacquer up to 3 applications. After you are done with those 3 shades, you just send them back using the prepaid label that came in your package and we will ship you the next 3 lacquers 30 days from the original shipping date.
Images via Cool Spotters, Deborah Lippmann, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Popbee, Stuff Point, This is Luster and What We Like NYC