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.)


Jace Shoemaker-Galloway
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Feb 8, 2009
by Anonymous


How fun! I'm going to get one for my daughter. Any idea on the price?

Feb 8, 2009
by Anonymous

Barbie B-Nails

This sounds like a really fun thing that mothers and young daughters can do together, especially if they can create their own designs. It just might bring out the creative artist in your young daughter.
And this would be a great thing for their teenage parties too.

Feb 9, 2009
by Anonymous


what is the advantage of having this Barbie b-nail printer

thanks to the person/people who invented this at last I have something good to show to my science teacher for our report

Feb 9, 2009
by Anonymous


barbie dolls are expensive so I would think this would more then be the tripple price

Feb 10, 2009
by Anonymous

I read that it was going to

I read that it was going to cost about the same as the Barbie Dream House.

Apr 12, 2009
by Anonymous


I would like order one but not sure how much and where should i start from or where to i shell call . Thanks

Apr 28, 2009
by Jace Shoemaker-...
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 Hopefully, you will get answer to your questions soon, since it is now the end of April. 

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