09 December, 2009

Hassle free hands

“A Brush Pen to varnish the nails anywhere, anytime, and in no time at all.” Does this sound surreal? May be, it is not a dream after all. Brands like YSL, Revlon and Sally Hansen have come out with nail varnish in a brush pen like packaging to make every woman’s dream come true, of colouring their nails and decorating their paws impeccably pretty.

Usually, we all ponder how to paint our nails without spilling, smudging and dirtying the vicinity. An appointment with our nail technician or manicurist makes our life simple and easy and answer’s this problem. But every time it is not possible to make a quick visit to them. Our busy schedules and the pressure to look prepped and primed at all times makes it important to be equipped with a product like a ‘Nail polish pen’ which is an instant solution to beautifying nails.

YSL Nail Touch in #6 ‘Coral Touch’ was a winner in the 2009 Spring Makeup O-Awards. YSL Nail Touch is the finest of nail varnish in a pen. It is a quick-drying varnish-pen that lets you paint your nails anywhere. You can use them while travelling or waiting in a lounge. . It is extremely convenient to use and can be carried around in our totes or clutches for those instant corrections and quick applications.

Revlon’s Instant nail gloss, gives bare nails an instant high-gloss. It comes in a convenient pen like packaging which is easy to use and portable. Similarly, Sally Hansen has come out with ‘Colour Quick’ range of fast drying nail lacquer in a pen like applicator and you can dispense colour with a click of the pen. Though these products are not available in India but next time your friends and family members are travelling abroad, ask them to get these little wonders for you.

These products are enriched with Arctic berry oils, Panthenol and anti-oxidant vitamins A, C and E to condition the nails as well as a UV protector especially in Sally Hansen. These ingredients help in nourishing the nails and are friendlier compared to the regular varnishes. Revlon’s Instant nail gloss is DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free and is scented with green tea & lily. So no more fumes and varnish smell.

The downside to these products is that they are priced higher in comparison to their potted counterparts. YSL Nail Touch is available at Rs 1500 at YSL stores across India. Sally Hansen Colour Quick is priced at $8.99 and Revlon Instant Nail gloss is priced at $ 3.94.
Internationally renowned nail technician Pammy Kaul of ‘Scratch Nail’ fame suggests that it is not feasible to carry Nail polish pen in a flight because nail polish have a tendency to ooze out from their packaging as soon as they go above an altitude of 5000. She says, “Nail polish goes bad in high altitude.” Still, a Nail polish pen is a reliable tool at the time of quick and easy emergency applications. It will definitely find a way into our beauty kits with the virtues that every busy woman covets.

Parimita Chakravorty

No comments: