Barbie B-Nails Printer – Digital Manicures For Little Girls
For the little fashionista who loves dressing up and trying on makeup, this "handy" little gadget is sure to be a great big hit with girls of all ages!
Barbie B-Nails is the first product in Mattel's new "Beautronics" line. The pretty-in-pink digital device, which connects to a laptop or desktop computer, prints pre-made or handmade designs directly onto the user's fingernail in a matter of seconds. Now anyone can do their nails from the comfort of their own home, for a fraction of the cost of an expensive manicure.
Although one nail is done at a time, the customized manicure process couldn't be simpler. Coat the fingernail with a non-toxic basecoat and place the finger in Barbie B-Nails machine. A quick push of the button takes a picture of the nail for proper alignment. Next, select a fun pre-made design, included in the software package, or create your very own unique design. Once the fingernail design has been selected, align the design to fit properly on the nail. Press the button and you have a customized fingernail design in seconds. Apply a topcoat of polish and your design will stay in place just like the real thing.
This new product, which includes the glossy pink printer and software, was a great big hit at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. You can see the product in action below:
Designed for children eight and above, Barbie B-Nails is expected to be in stores sometime this summer or fall. No price point has been set. Perfect for parties and sleepovers, this little gadget is sure to be a big seller for Christmas next year (Update: This product is now available in stores and online at sites like Amazon here.)