Yummy Runts Candy Scented Nail Polish 6-Pack
That happened to me recently at Ross. I picked up the Runts Candy Scented Nail Polish 6 Pack. Yes, Runts as in the fruit-flavored candy. Nail polish based on candy. Now that’s something I can get behind.
But like with most novelty products, there is a chance this doesn’t work very well. Know what that means? It’s time for a nail polish review!
How do they smell?
Firstly, the packaging says “Scented When Dry.” I figure that’s largely to deter people from getting high off the fumes, because the scents are most strong when they’re wet.
The candy scents last a few days, but even then, you basically have to stick them up your nose to smell them. Not cute!
But, it does smell better than the chemicals used in other nail polishes.
How do they look?
Since the 6 slightly shimmery colors in the Runts nail polish pack are so different, I’m going to review them each individually. All pictures feature 2 coats of polish.
The pink color supposedly smells like Strawberry, but that’s debatable. To me, it just smells sweet and yummy. The color is a nice pale bubblegum pink that lasted around 4 days before starting to chip. It’s also nicely opaque at only 2 coats.
This orange smells like, you guessed it, Oranges. But more like candy orange than a real orange. At 2 coats, it was slightly less opaque than the pink, and was a little bit globby. It also lasted a few days before chipping.
Yellow, scented a synthetic candy Banana (eww), is the least opaque of all the colors. It could have used one more coat. It’s also the most scented. Which is a shame for me because I hate banana-flavored candy. You may like it, though. Too bad it wasn’t lemon! This chipped after 2 or 3 days.
Blue, scented as a nice Blue Raspberry, is my favorite. This is saying a lot since blue is my least favorite color in general. But the color was great, it was the most opaque of all of them, and I liked the scent. I’ll definitely be wearing this again. This chipped after about 3 days.
Finally, we have purple. It’s a Grape scent that smells pretty awesome. The nicely opaque color goes really well with the pink polish in this scent. I think I’ll wear them both, alternating fingernails, around Easter. 4 days before chipping.
How well do they dry?
This assessment is based on 2 coats of polish.
Here’s a surprise: the most opaque colors (blue, purple, pink) dry quickly. The thinner colors (green, yellow, orange) don’t dry nearly as fast. You’d think it would be the other way around.
The Final Verdict
These nail polishes are indeed a novelty, though they looked cool when I painted each one of my fingernails a different color from the set. Blue, purple and pink are the most usable, but I’ll probably use all of them again at some point. While the scents are nice, they don’t last very long. For all of these reasons, I give Runts Candy Scented Nail Ploish 6 Pack a…
You can (hopefully) pick up this set at Ross for $3.99 on sale from $8.