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Nails Inc. is releasing what it's claiming is the world's first spray can nail polish next week. It's named The Paint Can, and Marie Claire reports that the brand is promising you can spray it on your nails in approximately 20 seconds and be good to go after it dries. With this method though, instead of just getting nail polish all over your cuticles while attempting to do your own nails, you'll get nail polish all over the entirety of your hands. But Nails Inc. says it washes off with soap and water or face wipes.
Could this actually work? Vogue UK's beauty editor said it was "quick, easy - but most importantly, fun!" Meanwhile, one Instagrammer gave it a glowing review and went out of her way to say that this is not an ad: "Sounds crazy, I know but basically you put the base coat on, spray the polish on your nails and then wash the excess from your fingers off with water.. HOW INSANE IS THAT! it's like MAGICCCCCC ✨ #NotAnAD #JustThinkItsAmazing #Lol"
The world will find out when the first-ever nail spray paint comes out in two different colors on November 12th. Pre-order is supposed to be available now at Nails Inc.'s website.