Ben is a regular browser of Firebox and once showed me a product which he said “would this be useful?” to which I said “I think it could be”. This was sometime in the summer and was totally surprised to find myself unwrapping it on Christmas Day. I made a joke when I opened it and put it on, “Oh, he put a ring on it again!”!
Tweexy is a nail polish holder ring, that slips onto your fingers as an easier way to keep your polish close whilst painting. You can find countless rip offs of it on eBay, but this ‘official’ bit of rubber is £14.99 (which comes in 4 different colours, in case you needed a colour choice for this kind of thing!). Crikey. Ben picked out the blue one for me.
The ring is quite thick and sturdy, which feels a little clumsy on the hand, but equally it does want to be sturdy as the last thing you’re going to want is it not being strong enough to hold. what you’re putting in it. The top is pieces of rubber which fold in on itself when you push the bottle into it. On the surface everything seemed fine with my circular same size up and down bottle. Which then left me thinking whether it would work well with all shaped bottles. I tested OPI/China Glaze Bottles which are fatter/thinner at the top then they are at the bottom, square bottles & every unusual shaped bottle that I could find in my collection. Not one of them slipped or fell out, even holding them completely upside down, they held in place.
I think the Tweexy’s usefulness depends a lot on where you paint your nails, if you sit at a table like a sensible person and do your nails then there is totally no point in this what so ever, you have a steady surface to work on. If you’re having a lazy day/do your nails on the sofa or on a bed (no where near a table) then this is where it comes in handy. You have somewhere that holds your polish without having it delicately balanced on your chair arm or between your knees and there’s way less of a risk of dropping it.
It’s a little bit clumsy in that you have to take the ring off and move it to the next hand every time you change hands, and given it’s quite chunky, it makes the process quite interesting trying to maneuver it with wet nails.
Does it work? Yes. Does it Serve a Purpose? Yes. Is it worth spending £14.99 on? No. I’d recommend if you’re interested in this trying the 99p ones out on eBay unless it’s something that you’re going to use every-time you use your nails as this does feel like a quality product.
Have you got any weird or useless beauty gadgets in your collection?