BeautyBeam: Putting A Spotlight On Your Polishing

Sometimes, I want to say ‘What will they think of next?’ when I see new beauty gadgets. The BeautyBeam is one that had me wondering why it took so long to come up with this idea. It’s a little flashlight for your nail polish bottle!

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Like a miner’s lamp, you can strap this right on the handle and put a trouble light right on your work…

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And, if you need a tutorial, you can download BeautyBeam’s app…

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Even if you do your nails in a well-lit area, putting some light right at the point of work can make it just a bit easier. This is a tiny gadget, so you’ll want to keep it in a safe spot. There are two pieces to it; the light itself and the silcone sleeve that holds it on the bottle. The little button is the on/off switch…

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I brought out an array of different polishes to test the BeatyBeam on. Here’s the bottles I picked…

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I will admit, it took me a moment of wrestling with the silcone sleeve to stretch it over the polish’s handle and get the light in place. But, after I had switched it out over numerous bottles, I did get it down and was fairly quick with it. Here’s what it looks like on a bottle of polish…

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Once the light is snuggly in place, turn it on and then remove the polish’s top from the bottle…

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You’ll want to make sure that the light isn’t too far down that it gets in the way of dipping the brush back into the bottle too…

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The light wasn’t as bright as I thought it would be. However, as you can tell, I’m taking these photos at a sunny window. There is just enough of a light beam to make it to the end of the brush and shine right where you are polishing…beautybeam on

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As I was removing the BeautyBeam’s silcone sleeve, I noticed that it was quite easy to stretch to hold the light in place. It didn’t slide around.

One thing that I learned when I was in nail tech school was to not hunch over while doing nails. As a professional, doing that every day would be murder on your back! So, I have found that I do sit up straight, but lean into the table while I paint my nails. However, if I leaned my face down even closer to my nails, I did see that the light make a better visual impact on the area I was polishing.

You can purchase the BeautyBeam at their website or, on Amazon. They have a kickstarter going on as well.

 

This product was provided to me for review. These are my own, honest opinions. 

 

  • wow. let me say that again. wow. I think I need one!

    • Let me know if you do get one and how you like it.

  • This is actually pretty cool. It’s one of those things that make me smack myself because I didn’t think of it.

    • Right!? They have others too. I have one for a makeup brush that I’m still testing.

  • Such a cool little contraption!

  • erikatheicyone

    Nifty little gadget. Knowing me, klutz of the century I am, tho… Trying to use that thing would result in an epic spill. I’ll stick to my OttLight. It’s safer. LOL

    • I’m butterfingers too. At first it was tricky but after I did it over and over, I did manage to get better.

  • I just bought some lipgloss that has a light in the applicator, why not nail polish? I do have to bring my nails pretty close to my face so that I can see what I’m doing.

    • I am more in need of holding my hands steady. Ha. Old age is looking me in the face!

  • Ange

    Ok, this pretty much would be a life saver in my dark little apartment! Super cool!

    • This would be perfect for you!

  • Pink Sith

    HA! Cute idea. and with LEDs being so inexpensive now it looks like a great little item! Of course now I “need” one.

    • You’ll have to get one and try it on for size. 🙂

  • INTERESTING! I love reading about new products!

    • What’s cool is they have these for all sorts of beauty items. I have one for a makeup brush that I have been testing out.

  • Very interesting product!

  • This is actually something I’d like to try. I constantly do my nails at night when BF wants it dark to watch a movie and I have a really dim desk lamp!

    • This could give you the light boost you need.

  • I wouldn’t mind giving this a try. Dave’s room has horrible lighting and I hate painting my nails in there.

    • I just can’t do my nails in dim light. I have a hard enough time in good sunlight. 🙂

  • ok this is kind of awesome. I never have enough light!

  • Kelly R

    More light is always a good thing. But I think it might be a bit awkward for me. But I am going to give it a try!

    • It was only awkward at the beginning. But now, I like having the light there.

  • this is actually a useful gadget! thanks for letting me know it exists! <3

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Neat concept but not sure I would use it. Now that I said that though.. I’m going to find a reason I need it!

    • I felt the same way but the more I used it, the more it grew on me.

  • Justina

    This is such a revolutionary product!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Neat concept. But light or no light, I’m a hot mess w/ my nails anyways, haha!

    • Well, me too. But, I sort of like to think this helps me a wee bit.

  • It’s definitely an interesting product but i’m not sure I would have much use for it.

    • I’m glad I got to try it out because I wouldn’t have guessed it would be this neat.

  • Well that’s a neat concept. Would probably never use it but still a great idea.

    • I’m glad I got to give it a whirl because it’s rather cool.

  • Well, that’s cute, and would make my life so much easier when I’m doing nails at night!

    • Would be excellent for that, yes!

  • Anastasia

    Aw that’s cute! I know of a polish brand that already has the light feature installed in their caps (and their lippies and glosses), but it’s nice to be able to attach it to everything.

    • I have some other polishes that have a light in the handle too. But this one is cool that I can switch it around. I’m just sad it doesn’t work with my Cult Nails bottles. Those handles are just too big and I didn’t want to break my silicone sleeve part.

  • BTBAshley

    An interesting little beauty gadget.

  • This looks really interesting!

    • This was a review that I was pleased with the outcome. It’s very neat to use.

  • I really like this too! I haven’t reviewed yet but I’ve found it handy on multiple products.

    • I have to try it out on my tweezers, somehow.

  • Betzy Carmona

    This is totally cool

    • It’s pretty neat, isn’t it?

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