Friday, June 24, 2011

Most awesome thing ever: Picture Polish Vending Shop!

I've recently begun chatting with the girls over at Picture Polish (an Aussie supplier of Ozotic polishes plus their own brand of customizable Picture Polish shades), and they showed me some pictures of their newest idea. It's so awesome, I just have to share this with you all:

It's the Picture Polish Vending Shop. The first nail polish vending machine!

You put money in... nail polish comes out. I can just picture myself standing in front of one of these things, first trying to get the machine to accept my wrinkled bill... And then pounding on the glass in despair because my polish is stuck! (The Funyuns are stuck in the machiiiiine!) Just kidding. Seriously, how cool is this?! I would die of excitement if I ever came across one of these.

The Picture Polish team came up with these because they wanted a quirky and innovative way to sell their polish while still having control over it. This was their solution and I wholeheartedly approve.

And a bonus, besides the awesomeness and convenience? The polishes are packaged and behind glass, which means no jerks can open all the bottles and defile them by painting their grubby fingers, toes and all the surrounding cosmetics displays before they put them back on the shelf and you unknowingly buy them. One of my biggest polish-buying pet peeves is watching a girl paint her nails in the middle of the polish aisle, decide not to buy the polish and then put the used bottle, complete with polish globbed all over the bottle neck, back on the shelf. UGH! Rant over. That's not happening with the vending shop! It's just SUCH. A. COOL. IDEA. I can't get over it.

Now, I don't know anything about where/when/how many of these machines will be available. The only detail I know as that they're Australia-only for now, but there's a chance we may see them more widely distributed in the future.

Nail polish in a vending machine. That beats stale, overpriced Cheetos any day.

44 comments:

  1. Haha I love this!! They are just helping make nail polish more and more addictiing ;)
    xx
    Bethany

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  2. That's awesome! We have skincare product vending machines in the US (Proactive, Mary Kay, Avon, etc), but I'd love to have some of these around my malls/shopping strips.

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  3. AMG! No way! That's awesome, lol.

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  4. Now THIS is the best idea ever! Every airport and train station should have at least one of these..

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  5. I love the idea....but make sure you pick the right selection. lol! :)

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  6. What an awesome idea! I hope we start seeing these in the states.

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  7. That's the bomb! And less calories than those damn Funyuns.

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  8. Beats Ho-Hos and Ding Dongs. And, like you, my first thought was, "Yessss!!! Now those nasty biotches can't contaminate my polish with their cooties before I buy it!"

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  9. This is an amazing idea! I'd be extremely scared of them falling and breaking though! Still so awesome

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  10. I love this idea too!

    The drugstores nearest my home don't have much polish, especially not the LE collections. I'm thinking a distribution system like this might change that.

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  11. I would be a little nervous about breakage...but I'm sure they package them securely...I can't stand it when people are sloppy with polish!! I refuse to let my friends use it anymore - they have to have it applied by me. I am super careful about my polish and almost have an aneurysm when I open a bottle and it is caked on the rim :( ARGH!

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  12. It's so grand. I follow them on Facebook. Their polishes blew me away as well. And killer service!

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  13. Ok. Best. Idea. Ever. I'm totally with on "stop using freaking nail polish on your stinky fingers and putting it back on the shelf all sticky!" rant.

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  14. That is actually really cool! The damages would drop drastically you're right! :D Wish we had it here in Canada!

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  15. The idea is really cool, but I would probably die due to fear of hearing my new polish bottle breaking while falling...

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  16. I agonize over wanting a payday or snickers, I would seriously hold up the line at one of these. XD

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  17. Wow! Awesome, practical, and innovative idea all at the same time.

    And agree with you about people opening and using nail polish in the store, and then putting the used bottles back. NASTY!

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  18. How cool is it?! If you'd like to see swatches of the piCture pOlish shades stay tuned on their facebook page for the upcoming 'blog fest'!

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  19. This is really awesome for the reason you mentioned, (I love knowing that my purchased bottle is fresh and untouched,) but I'm a fan of holding a polish up to the light to check sheerness/shimmer, etc. but that's the only drawback I can think of.

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  20. I read about this on another blog. It's located on the gold coast in Queensland. I'm heading back there on Wednesday to see some family so this is already on my to do list! I can't wait I'm excited! I will definitely have pics and my luggage full of polish! Whoo hoo!

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  21. If you are talking to Picture Polish, then you must look at the Ozotic multichrome colors and the Ozotic Elytra glitters. They are amazing. They have chameleon pigments just like the ones they use for those special custom car paint jobs. The Picture Polish colors are also very nice, but the shipping to the USA makes it sooooo expensive. :(

    Nail polish vending machines are okay, but for high end polishes, I want to see a tester.

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  22. OH MY GOD! I hate hate hate seeing people testing the nail polish! I was in Ulta not long ago and some oblivious lady had her stroller parked in front of the nail polish and her kid is painting her toddler's fingers different colors and the mom is nowhere to be found. I wanted to be like "Uhh can't you control your children!?" It ticks me off because someone's going to pay almost $10 for that OPI polish your kid is smearing over her sister and the display.

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  23. That is awesome! I would freak out if I saw a vending machine full of nail polish; it's just something you don't see everyday!

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  24. The is the coolest thing I've ever seen!! I hope they bring them to the US!

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  25. O_O I saw the title and then the picture. My first train of thought was "WHERE?!" Then I read...and realized that I can't just stop by an awesome machine like this on my way to work lol

    And I definitely agree! Testing polish -.- bad people bad!!

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  26. I had the same thought when Sephora started their vending machines. What genius! I could see it being very bad for my bank account though. Strolling along, on my way to work and What's this? Nail polish? I must have a look!

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  27. So much better than a Snickers. So. Much. Better.

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  28. I just read something the other day about Sephora kiosks in random JC Penny stores around the country. Vending machine beauty, I kinda heart it :-)

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  29. What a great idea! Only thing that comes up in concern in my mind is the heat generated inside these vending machines from the lights might end up turning the polish bad. I doubt they went to the expense of installing any cooler in their machines since it's not like you are buying a bottle of cold water. Yet I am all over the idea - did not know Sephora had them until read thenailahoic post here about that. Doubt anything this cool would come to my area. We are lucky to even have Redbox at the grocery store!

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  30. I totally know what you mean about buying already used polish in store. Now I buy all my nail polishes online just to have the comfort of knowing that I purchased a brand new, never before used bottle. We need one of these vending machines in NYC!

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  31. A nail-polish vending machine sounds awesome and dangerous. I can see myself going to the machine way too often.

    Your last 2 sentences cracked me up! :D
    - Mary

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  32. all the comments are so true..my peeve it when people don't even care to close the damn bottle! cuz its not the shade and they dont care anyhow. this what wal-mart should do ....yesterday :)

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  33. OMG this is so super cool!!! I would *die* if I saw a polish vending machine, let alone a polish vending machine with these pretties in it! :D Incredible idea!!!

    And...I feel the need to strongly concur with your rant. I hate searching high and low for certain colors to begin with, and it makes me furious to open a bottle and find it's been used. I've begun checking to see if there has been usage prior to purchasing polishes, but what if it's the last bottle of a L.E. shade I've been hunting? :( It really stinks! I wish all nail polishes were sold sealed in plastic. Or better yet, in vending machines! :D

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  34. t+hats awesome! i hope they bring it to canada.

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  35. I think I'd be in front of that machine a looong time! Great idea.

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  36. Wow, that really *IS* awesome! I hope you don't mind that i share it on my blog too?

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