I’m all for embracing nail art, but I swear some bloggers must have surgeon hands to be able to draw teeny-tiny cat whiskers and unicorn horns with a steady arm. I can’t even successfully draw a straight line using my non-dominant hand. Nail polish pens that I’ve used before in the past have been too glompy, dispensing polish unevenly so that I wind up with a great, big blobby mess.
Laqa has developed a nail polish pen that actually makes it possible for me to do my own nails at home. With an easy click top that slowly releases polish, I can use the wide-brush tip to color an entire nail in as few as two to three strokes. Colors dry quickly so that you can easily build up the color quotient. You can even turn the brush on its side to make finer nail designs, like lines and stripes. The colors are modern and fun.
An honorable mention product are their moisturizing chubby lipstick pencils, whose Andy Warhol pop culture pink “Lambchop” has been one of my summer staples. Beauty editors always talk about “color payoff” when it comes to reviewing products, which is basically a way to describe how easily color is deposited and how accurate the color is to what’s depicted in the packaging. Laqa’s color payoff in both lip pencils and nail polish pens are absolute—the colors are beautiful replicas of their box swatches and they are dispensed quickly and easily. Laqa also has independent artists design their box packaging, and a proceed of each products’ sales go towards supporting these graffiti, installation, and painter artists.
You can buy it here, $15.45