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Exclusive: This New German Polish Makes Home Manis Easier

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I’m normally a proud lefty, but whenever I paint my nails, I wish I were among the few lucky ones who were born ambidextrous. This might seem like a strange wish, but I’ve never figured out how stop my non-dominant hand from shaking when I pick up the little brush that comes with every bottle of nail polish. (I know there are some much bigger problems in the world, but it’s still vexing!)

That’s why I’m seriously loving the brand new alessandro polishes that just landed in our shop. Originally from Germany, this brand is launching in the US as a Birchbox exclusive—as of yesterday!—and not a moment too soon. These luxe polishes all come with a specially designed brush that’s wider and flatter than the norm. I tested out the Dusty Purple shade today, and the brush definitely made it easier for me to paint my nails evenly. The formula also feels thinner than other polishes I’ve encountered in the past, which helped give me more control and prevented my nails from ending up as a goopy mess.

While my self-administered manicure doesn’t look completely perfect—hey, that’s what salons are for—I no longer think I’m doomed to be all thumbs when it comes to applying polish. Tomorrow, I’m going to test out alessandro’s Midnight Black shade: I haven’t been this excited about wearing black polish since my middle school goth days.

—Mai 

Check out all of the beautiful bright shades in the Birchbox Shop!

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