Velveeta released a new product this week, and they may or may not have nailed it with this one. The company known for its cheese-like food products has partnered with Nails.INC to create a new limited-edition nail polish line called Velveeta Pinkies Out Polish. The polish comes in two colors: a bright red called “Finger Food” and a cheesy-looking yellow/orange color called “La Dolce Velveeta.” The line also includes nail stickers to help you achieve that “melted cheese dripping off your nails” look that you’ve always wanted.
Now you may be thinking, “Okay, but isn’t that just nail polish? What does it have to do with cheese? Can I eat it? Does it make every cheese you touch turn into Velveeta, Midas-style?” No, it doesn’t (that I’m aware of). And no, you cannot eat it (I repeat, do not eat this nail polish). But it does have a “special” power: It is cheese–scented. And I don’t know how to feel about it. I’m generally on board with cheese as a food. But cheese as a scent? Can’t say I’m 100% certain that it would smell… good. Usually, when my fingers smell like fermented dairy I wash them. Call me crazy.
This set of two polishes ($15 for the duo) and nail stickers ($4.99) is available on the Nails.INC website while supplies last. Clearly, I’m hesitant about trying this product. I have some misgivings about the cheese scent in particular. But on the other hand (er, nail), I might be too curious to not buy the set and see what all the hype is about. Will my cheese-scented curiosity triumph over my cheese-scented concerns? I guess we’ll see (and also smell).