The Obama Campaign Now Sells Overpriced Nail Polish

We’ve already decided that Barack Obama is the presidential candidate with the best branded gear, and now his campaign has come out with its own set of nail polish. We love nail polish! But we do have some issues with this particular item.

The 3-lacquer set was designed by Le Métier de Beauté‘s Richard Blanch, and it comes in a makeup bag emblazoned with the Obama campaign logo. Here are our qualms:

1. The bottles are very small! At 0.135 oz, each bottle is about a third of the size of a bottle of Chanel polish (0.4 oz) and nearly a fourth of the size of OPI and Essie (0.5 oz).

2. The set is expensive! The bag and three bottles will set you back $40. For reference, one (much larger) bottle of (super fancy) Chanel polish costs $26, while OPI and Essie generally go for $8.

3. The color names are not great! Okay, this is less of a legitimate criticism, but still. Red-y To Win (“a delightfully deep red”) is sort of clever, but Bo Blue (“a shimmering sapphire blue”)? Bo-ring. (Still love you though, Bo.) We’re most disappointed with Victory White (“a soft, clean white”) because a) we don’t really get the reference and b) some sort of White House pun should have been made instead.

Okay, glad we got that off our chest. Moving on.

[Obama for America]

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