or Connect
MakeupTalk.com › Groups › Subscription & Sampling Programs › Discussions › Lacquerous - High End Nail Polish Subscription Box

Lacquerous - High End Nail Polish Subscription Box

post #1 of 102
Thread Starter 

700

 

 

 

 

Luxury Lacquer At Your Fingertips.

Get access to high-end luxury nail lacquers from top brands. Get your selection sent monthly and try the hottest shades from the runway and beyond.

Get on the list to be invited first:

Saw this today on Facebook...anybody else heard about it??  They have a website that only has a signup page at this point and a Facebook page.  Looks like a high end nail polish subscription box...interesting.

post #2 of 102
Hmmm...I'll have to check this out...wonder how it'll compare to Julep... Thanks for the tip!!
post #3 of 102

I signed up for the list...not sure I'll sub, as I'm pretty picky about my high end polishes, but I'm definitely interested to see how it goes! 

post #4 of 102
I signed up as well. Maybe I'll do a one month trial and skip my Julep..depends on the cost, though. I'm really interested to see what they offer. I scrolled down their FB page and saw a snap shot of some polishes in their inventory and now my curiosity is piqued lol.
post #5 of 102
This has me intrigued. I don't know if I will join, but I signed up since I am interested in more info about this.
post #6 of 102
Thread Starter 

From what I read on the Facebook page, you'll be able to try the polishes before you pay?  Not quite sure how they will do that...and if you have to pay then what is the subscription fee for?  Maybe they will discount the monthly cost from the price who knows??  I signed up as well since its just for infomation at this point.

post #7 of 102
I put my email on the list to get more info but am always a little curious/nervous with a new sub program. Did they give any hint to the opening date?
post #8 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by LyndaV View Post

From what I read on the Facebook page, you'll be able to try the polishes before you pay?  Not quite sure how they will do that...and if you have to pay then what is the subscription fee for?  Maybe they will discount the monthly cost from the price who knows??  I signed up as well since its just for infomation at this point.

Hmmm...not sure how that's going to work. It makes them sound more like a discount retailer than a sub company, IMO. I'm still interested, but that doesn't really meet my expectations of a sub. 

post #9 of 102

After the Posh Affair, I don't really have a lot of faith in companies that offer "high end" products in subscription boxes. I would have to see a pretty hefty pricetag on this to believe that they were sending out exactly what they were saying. If it's twenty dollars or less, and they're claiming to be sending out Chanel, I start getting a little bit suspicious. I'm not saying that they aren't legitimate, but it seems like an odd service to be trying to sell.

 

After all, does it really make sense that a company is going to be able to obtain standardized, "discount" batches of genuine Chanel or Dior? I know Deborah Lippmann sends out some samples (see: Glossybox), but the other two do not strike me as the kind of companies that need to target the kinds of consumers who purchase subscription boxes to "sell" their product. So I suspect that a service like this is not, for the most part, going to be receiving many samples from the manufacturer. In fact, I have never seen a sample of Chanel nail polish. Someone tell me if I am just oblivious and there are genuine ones out there... I want some!

 

So from where are the products being obtained? If they are genuine, which I hope they are, then they must be bought either wholesale or second-hand. If they are wholesale, what kind of distributor is spreading them? Even if the intentions of a company like Lacquerous are good, their suppliers' may not be. If they are second-hand, how are they going to be obtaining enough to maintain a subscription service? And even if they are genuine, there is no way to find cheap Chanel or Dior from a current or upcoming. It simply does not exist.

 

So what is going to be arriving in these boxes? I am curious to see, frankly, but I cannot say that I am holding my breath.

post #10 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caryatid View Post

After the Posh Affair, I don't really have a lot of faith in companies that offer "high end" products in subscription boxes. I would have to see a pretty hefty pricetag on this to believe that they were sending out exactly what they were saying. If it's twenty dollars or less, and they're claiming to be sending out Chanel, I start getting a little bit suspicious. I'm not saying that they aren't legitimate, but it seems like an odd service to be trying to sell.

 

After all, does it really make sense that a company is going to be able to obtain standardized, "discount" batches of genuine Chanel or Dior? I know Deborah Lippmann sends out some samples (see: Glossybox), but the other two do not strike me as the kind of companies that need to target the kinds of consumers who purchase subscription boxes to "sell" their product. So I suspect that a service like this is not, for the most part, going to be receiving many samples from the manufacturer. In fact, I have never seen a sample of Chanel nail polish. Someone tell me if I am just oblivious and there are genuine ones out there... I want some!

 

So from where are the products being obtained? If they are genuine, which I hope they are, then they must be bought either wholesale or second-hand. If they are wholesale, what kind of distributor is spreading them? Even if the intentions of a company like Lacquerous are good, their suppliers' may not be. If they are second-hand, how are they going to be obtaining enough to maintain a subscription service? And even if they are genuine, there is no way to find cheap Chanel or Dior from a current or upcoming. It simply does not exist.

 

So what is going to be arriving in these boxes? I am curious to see, frankly, but I cannot say that I am holding my breath.

 

I signed up but I have to agree with you. I'm hoping for the best.

post #11 of 102

I just received their launch email this morning: "The wait is over! Netflix for nails is here!"

 

...What?

 

It's not a subscription box, a nail polish sharing service. They send you three polishes for $18 a month, you can use them three times, then you send it back. 

 

I have many concerns, but the primary one is they're sending around used polishes. I don't send used polishes to my friends in swaps, and I wouldn't pay $18 to try one. The idea of getting used products upsets me. Bacteria may not be able to grow on polish, but it sure can grow on a bottle. I'm also concerned about the quality of the polish after it's been used by more than one person and more than once - someone who may not know how to treat polishes could overexpose it or ruin the brush. Finally, someone could decant the polish and replace it with a dupe. 

 

I don't know about you, but I'd rather take the $18 and spend it on a polish I can keep and know the quality will be maintained. They're saying it's "just like how salons share polish, but online." But it's not. Because a 13 year old is not a nail tech.

 

I haven't seen a positive reaction yet, every single comment on instagram or their facebook page has been overwhelmingly negative.

post #12 of 102

They're calling themselves "Netflix for nails" in the "we're open" email I received this morning. I'm not entirely sure on the implementation. I like the idea, but.

 

They also say in their FAQ : "You can use it on yourself for up to 3 applications throughout the month. Lacquerous monitors the amount of nail lacquer in each bottle and we trust our members to abide by our policies because they appreciate luxury lacquer like us!"

 

But what do they consider an appropriate amount of lacquer per manicure? The amount I use on one manicure may be the equivalent of someone else's two manicures depending on how long my nails are at any given time.

 

They're also charging $18 a month essentially "rent" three bottles of nail polish a month, for theoretically 9 manicures. Which, I guess if you're just looking for the try before you buy aspect, I suppose it's a good idea. I haven't decided if I want to try this for a month to see if it's any good, but on the flipside, it's renting nail polish.

post #13 of 102

Since $18 is buying one high-end nail polish, and you have to ship polish ORM-D which is really expensive and slow, I just can't see how this would be worth my money to rent three for a month when I could buy one I'd love.  There aren't too many polishes that I'm on the fence enough about that I would actually want to try them for three manicures.
 

post #14 of 102

I have no words. How is this sanitary at all? Or am I the only one who is squicked by the idea? One or two friends using polish is one thing, but sharing with multiple strangers?

 

oy.

post #15 of 102
I don't worry about nail polish being sanitary, I'm sure they'll wipe the outside off before mailing it on, but nothing bad can live in nail polish.
post #16 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by CAPSLOCK View Post

I don't worry about nail polish being sanitary, I'm sure they'll wipe the outside off before mailing it on, but nothing bad can live in nail polish.

 

That's the least of my worries, though it is a concern. There's no way of knowing if someone's going to pull a switcharoo on the polish and you'll end up with something other than what you were expecting.

post #17 of 102

Maybe I'm being naive but I've heard of people having issues with nail fungus and it would gross me out to potentially be sharing a polish.

post #18 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonChick View Post

That's the least of my worries, though it is a concern. There's no way of knowing if someone's going to pull a switcharoo on the polish and you'll end up with something other than what you were expecting.

A great point! If you did a bunch of manicures you could thin it with goodness knows what to not get charged, or if one unethical person loved it, they could pour the polish altogether into a new container and refill with old, stale, cheap, glop.

On nail fungus: I actually discovered some on my toes after a pedi while pregnant. The doctor said that fungus is all around us, but thrives in warm dark places, and is particularly common when your hormones are off while pregnant. She said she never leaves her toes painted for more than a few hours at a time and even that is infrequent. Since it cleared up, I have gotten a few pedis, but with no polish or clear polish. I paint my fingernails a couple of times a week, but I don't ver want a toenail fungus again.
post #19 of 102

This is a whole lot of nope nope nope for me personally. I do not want to use previously used polish. This isn't like sharing with your sister or kids...

post #20 of 102

This was a little disappointing. I thought Julep might have some competition. when I saw the "netflix for nails' I ran the other way.

post #21 of 102

I wish there were a sub that had a mixture of what I consider "normal" nail polishes, not super high end so the cost wouldn't be out of this world. Something that included stuff like China Glaze, Misa, Zoya, Essie, OPI... stuff like that. I would be all over that!

post #22 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dalylah View Post

This is a whole lot of nope nope nope for me personally. I do not want to use previously used polish. This isn't like sharing with your sister or kids...

This. I have no problem sharing with family or friends but the thought of sharing the polish with a stranger who may or may not have used it on their toes is a big no in my book. I even have separate bottles that are toes-only lol, I don't want anyone's feet particles~ on my hands.

post #23 of 102

On one hand, i can see the benefits of smaller polishes... I know we like big sizes and want to feel like we're getting our money's worth, but in the last 6 months, there are probably less than 5 polishes I've worn more than three times. (15 manis all together...)

 

Renting polish still doesn't seem cost effective though. I really like the idea of high end polish subscription with multiple brands instead of just one, but I'd want to keep them >___> Maybe someone should work on selling salon-brand/high-end decant or sample sizes for polishes. I could get behind that.

post #24 of 102

When I read the first post I was really intrigued by this company and what they would be doing. Now after seeing the actual info on their service this one isn't making it on my list. I have issues with people using my products, even my step daughter, if she user's it I just give it to her. Because of health issues I have to be extremely cautious not to come into contact with germs and other such nasty things. I know that stuff isn't supposed to grow in nail polish but there is no way I would risk it. People can be quite unethical about how they use a product. That is kinda like people who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom sick.gif..ugghh  Like the others I would rather pay for one good polish then get second hand stuff that I have no idea where it came from before it got to me.

post #25 of 102

when you get a manicure at a salon those polishes have been used by others unless you bring your own

post #26 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by gingerjenny View Post

when you get a manicure at a salon those polishes have been used by others unless you bring your own

well I know the service better come with a manicurist  that will massage my feet and apply my nail polish like they do at the salon as well because for 18 bucks a month, used nail polish sounds ridiculously unappealing. PASS.

post #27 of 102

And that is why I don't go to a salon for my nails..I do acrylics myself and when I do my step daughters I have a bag with her buffer, nail files, cuticle pusher, and hand oils. I do not use the same powder or acrylic hardner that I use on my own and she brings her polish over...Germs are a no go here.

post #28 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by gingerjenny View Post

when you get a manicure at a salon those polishes have been used by others unless you bring your own

 

Noob here who has never been to a salon for a manicure (I've always done my own) - I always assumed that they used new brushes each time.

post #29 of 102
I also received an email from Lacquerous regarding their polish sharing program. It looked appealing to me, but when I started reading the fine details, I became a little concerned.
The "sharing" part really concerns me. What if you pay your $18 and end up receiving a 1/4 full bottle of polish that's thick and unusable?

As far as bacteria, fungus, or other microbes not being able to grow in polish, I don't support that study (whatever company did the study) at all. Bacteria lives all around us. Different types of bacteria can grow in ANY condition. I bet if I were to take a used bottle of polish and run a microbiology test, some bacteria would be present. Although, this said bacteria may not necessarily cause harm.

When I worked as a nail tech for 12 years, I separated the nail polish from the toenail polish. Anytime I SUSPECTED nail fungus, the base coat, nail polish color, AND top coat got tossed (even if it was brand new)! Fungus is so easy to get BUT hard to rid of.

Lastly, I just don't think Lacquerous thought this through enough. Maybe, if they went back to the drawing board, they could turn this around.

Just my $.02
post #30 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by gingerjenny View Post

when you get a manicure at a salon those polishes have been used by others unless you bring your own

This is true. When I used to have my nails done there I had frequent infections too. Once I started doing my own I have never had an infection since.

  Return Home
MakeupTalk.com › Groups › Subscription & Sampling Programs › Discussions › Lacquerous - High End Nail Polish Subscription Box