There’s a new nail polish brand soon to hit the market. The colours may not be any different to what we’ve seen before, but there’s no doubt that this is a nail polish range you won’t forget in a hurry. Created by North Carolina State University students, ‘Undercover Colors‘ has been specifically designed to detect whether your drink has been spiked.
Changing colour when exposed to date rape drugs such as gamma hydroxybutyrate and rohypnol, the nail polish alerts the wearer when their drink has been spiked. In the U.S 18 percent of women are sexually assaulted in their lifetime, so a product like this can effectively crack down on campus life rape culture.
The way it works is that the woman stirs her drink using her finger, and if her nail polish changes colour, she’ll be instantly alerted that something’s not right. The beauty product particularly targets the student market, who are most likely to be at risk of being date raped. The founders stated:
“Through this nail polish and similar technologies, we hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink…. In effect, we want to shift the fear from the victims to the perpetrators.”
Created by a group of guys to empower women, it’s a simple yet effective way to keep them in control and give a whole new meaning to the phrase – look good, feel good!