When I travel, I hate taking nail supplies with me. That's because I always have leaks and I end up with a mess in my cosmetics bag. Thus, I am always looking for products that make traveling with nail polish easier and neater.
That's why I was really excited to see the press release for Duality Cosmetics Nail-Pak hit my in-box. As recently seen on ABC's Shark Tank, Nail-Pak is the first product from Duality Cosmetics, and it's an all-in-one manicure system, designed to make manicures easier. Each Nail-Pak set consists of a bottle of nail polish, and an attached container that holds a nail file and 40 remover-soaked pads...
This is the product when it's put together.
This picture shows the size of Nail-Pak. It's LARGE. It's about 3.5 inches tall and the size of a US half-dollar around.
This picture shows what you see when you separate the base and the polish. The lever to press to open the bottom container was a little wonky on mine.
This picture shows a close-up of the base with the remover pads. This was incredibly had for me to open. I read the instructions on Duality's site and I still struggled with it for minutes. However, I finally discovered that the secret is to push down hard directly under the little tab with your finger right up against the side of the container. Basically, the file is a seal and it's thicker than you think it is. You have to break that seal in order to use the pads. It takes practice, but once you get the hang of it, it gets easier.
One of the remover-soaked pads. These are about the size of a US quarter and are really thin. However, they have to be thin in order to fit 40 in the base. I found that despite their thinness, they actually do remove your nail polish effectively. You will need to use probably 3-4 to remove a full manicure and I wouldn't even try to remove a glitter or another hard-to-remove polish. You would end up using the entire 40. Also, these smell really nice.
I used 2 coats of Rosa for the above swatch. Rosa is a shimmery pinkish-red with a small amount of pearl in the finish. It's a very pretty color, and while admittedly, it's not something I would gravitate towards, I think that it is a color that appeals to a lot of people. The formula was nice and it flowed well on the nail. The brush and the brush handle are easy to hold and use.
For me, I thought this was a little large for a travel product, but I really liked the concept. If I did use this for travel, I would also have to take a separate topcoat, which sort-of defeats the concept of an all-in-one product. But, I'm also a person that's never without a topcoat on my nails. If you don't mind being without a topcoat, then this may work with you for travel. Also, I think Nail-Pak would be a perfect item to give to someone just getting in to nail polish.
Nail-Pak is available at Duality Cosmetics' website and is also available at QVC. They also have a broad color range for those of us that aren't as conventional in our nail polish choices. However, the color selection at QVC is much more limited than if you purchase them from Duality Cosmetics directly. Nail-Paks sell for $15 each at Duality's website and $21.36 for 2 at QVC.
Duality Cosmetics Nail-Pak was sent to me by PR for review. The above links link to ABC's website, as well as websites to purchase this product and are not affiliate links.