Oh Me of Little Faith
  • Maggie Franklin
  • April 10, 2013
When OPI introduced their ProWide brush in their polishes, I rolled my eyes. I admit it. I was all like, “Whatever! Just some stupid gimmick to try convince people that you found a way to improve what’s been working fine for decades.”
 
But I regularly purchase OPI polishes because the clients love them. So it wasn’t long before I had a chance to actually use that ProWide brush. And guess what?
 
It’s amazing! I love that brush. It really does make polishing easier. I wish ALL polish companies used a wide brush now.
 
And then along comes gel-polish. And all the debate that went with it when it was first introduced and as more and more brands came to the market. Why one company chose a polish bottle style versus why another company chose pots. And look what won out, am I right? I think it’s fair to say that it looks like even the hold-outs for pots have rethunk (rethunk? probably oughta be “rethought,” huh?) their original choice.
 
All the arguments for pots were good ones, but in the long run, it seems like I’m not the only one who prefers the polish bottle. For a number of reasons that have nothing to do with what’s actually the best method for gel-polishes.
 
Nevertheless, I really wish one of these gel-polish companies would get around to redesigning the brushes for their product. Gel-polish requires more than just a regular polish brush. I need a brush with shorter and stiffer bristles — more like the gel brush I use to apply traditional gel. One that allows for thinner coats of the polish.
 
And when will we see a bottle that can be shaken without getting gel-polish all over the neck of the bottle? It’s worse than regular polish. And sticky! Not to mention the premium cost on the stuff makes me cry a little every time I have to wipe down the neck of the bottle. (sniff)
 
Yeah, I know, I’ve probably whined about the brushes in the gel-polish before... but it’s seriously something that needs attention!

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