Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Milk Makeup Spray Nail Polish Now at Urban Outfitters

You know me and beauty gimmicks. I'm a sucker for them, and so spray-on nail polish is right in my wheelhouse.

If you're new to spray-on nail polish, a few different brands now make this type of product. The gist of it is as follows:
  • Apply a traditional (brush-on) basecoat to nails
  • Spray on polish in smooth, even strokes
  • Apply a traditional (brush-on) topcoat and wait for polish to dry
  • Wash polish residue off fingers and BAM. You're done.

The key here is that the polish residue on your fingers is supposed to be very easy to wash off using just warm, soapy water. In other words, the formula is designed to cling to the nail, but not the skin. Intrigued? Yeah, me too.

I've watched a few tutorials on YouTube and it seems like a quick and easy way to give yourself a manicure, as long as you're doing it in a well-ventilated room since I hear this stuff is quite powerful in terms of fumes.

ANYWAY, the point of this post is just to let you know that the much-talked-about new beauty brand, Milk Makeup, now has their own version of spray-on polish ($12) and the line is now available exclusively at Urban Outfitters HERE. They only have three shade options, but the colors look pretty.

I believe that Nails Inc. was the first brand to come out with spray-on nail polish (please someone correct me if I'm wrong), and you can get the Nails Inc. Spray Can at Sally Beauty HERE (just like with Milk Makeup. there are 3 shade options). Their version is $11.99, so that seems to be the going rate for this type of product.

Have you already tried spray-on nail polish? If so, you KNOW I would love to hear from you! If you haven't tried this type of product yet, are you as intrigued as I am with it?
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15 comments

  1. What?! This would be a dream come true! I always ruin my polish.

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    1. I'd love to know what you think if you give it a try!

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  2. I watched a few videos and it seemed quite messy and more work than a quick manicure. I don't have much cleanup unless I'm stamping. One girl said she didn't think she could get more than a few manis from the can. Das espensive! :)

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    1. Thanks for the info! The videos I had watched said the polish came off the skin easily with soap and water (maybe that varies depending on the brand?) but if there's only a few uses per can, that would be a definite "con" for me given that price!

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  3. China glaze makes some as well http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/news/a55224/spray-can-nail-polish-is-now-a-thing/

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    1. Totally forgot about the CG version. Thank you!!

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  4. If a person had problems brushing on polish correctly, wouldn't they also have problems brushing on the bottom or top coat? For whom is this marketed?

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    1. Clear polishes can be applied quickly and don't require as much precision, so maybe that's the draw? Also, top and base coats tend to dry more quickly than regular polishes so, in theory, the entire mani process could be quicker if you're spraying the color part on. But I think this only holds true if the clean-up part of the process doesn't demand a lot of time. That's the part that really has me curious. I think I'm going to have to just buy a can and test it. I'll time the entire process and then time the traditional process and post a review! We need to get to the bottom of this! Lol! :)

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    2. If the spray color adheres to the base coat, one would need to be precise in its application. I was thinking it could be good for pedicures (I am not as limber as I once was), but I am fairly crappy on my feet, even with the base coat. Then I was thinking of folks with mobility issues, or the aged, but you'd still have to apply the base coat well, and the massive fumes on someone with older, or impaired lungs, well- that doesn't sound good.

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    3. Very good points, Dee! I guess, regarding the base coat, I was imagining the way that I apply base coat (I load up my brush to ensure my entire nail is covered, but I tend to be sloppy in terms of getting a bit of polish on my cuticles and sides of my nail bed). So I guess the advantages of spray polish will really depend on each user's particular techniques and limitations. I totally can see how there could be NO advantage to this, but if someone doesn't have limited range, then *perhaps* there would be time saved with the color application, IF removing the residue is quick and easy?

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  5. Sounds like a gimmick. If it smells really strong I don't want to imagine using this without a mask. If you have shaky hands it might be better -- maybe? But those press-on decals sound better. Or a manicure....

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    1. Oh it's totally a gimmick (which you know I love), but if it's an actual useful gimmick? I can't say until I bite the bullet and give it a try! Decals are a great option like you said, but those require some time and skill (at least for me, if we're talking about the Sally Hansen variety) and getting manicures can be costly or difficult if you have mobility issues. However, the fumes could definitely be an issue, so I'm not sold on this concept. But I'm intrigued, and I think I have to place an order so I can see for myself. I'll definitely review! :)

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  6. I was just reading an article about spray on nail polish although I can't remember which brand they were talking about. However, what stuck out to me in the article was the fact that you only got 1-2 days of wear time. I remember thinking to myself that it's not worth $12 a can no matter how convenient it would be to just spray your nails. If the longevity isn't there then, to me, it's not worth the money. I can't wait to see what your review of this reveals! (Plus, only three shade choices? Even though in time there would be more).

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  7. I Used to take my dad's spray paint when I was a kid and do this.

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  8. I just ordered and tried the Nails Inc version in two of the colors. My findings: chips super fast (even with the HK top coat), bubbles and dries to a semi-matte after putting on a high-shine top coat. I think I'll use these with decals, but not for all-over nail color in the future. The polish did come off the skin pretty easily with water. If you want to use these for art, are only after a day-long manicure, and have a hard time applying traditional nail polish, this would be a good option.

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