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The Nail Polish Challenge

Fashion Seasons and overproduction are the challenges of a cosmetics company. Take part in a creative and innovative challenge.

Challenge

Every year cosnova has unsold stock due to changes in trends and planning surplus. The assortment is changing in minimum two times a year.  In this challenge we want to give the opportunity to redesign ready to market nail polishes and give them a second purposeful live. These bottles are leftovers due to a relaunch of packaging. The colours of the nailpolishes vary randomly (using only a specific colour is not possible) and there is an amount of around 100.000 bottles. Solutions can range from up-cycling strategies to  value creation or new material combinations. You can use the bottle in a whole or just parts of it. 

The Upcycling Material 

3 main materials: High quality glass, plastic cap and brush, nail polish in different colours.

Measurements
Diameter cap: 2,3 cm
Lenghts cap: 2,8 cm

Content
varies depending on the color
main ingredients: BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE/GLYCOLS COPOLYMER, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL