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Say Hello to American Airlines' First Ever Shade of Nail Polish

June 17, 2013 at 1:12 PM | by | ()

We've seen some cute airplane-theme nail art in our wanderings around the internet—creativity like this and this—but never before has an airline offered to paint your nails the same color as their aircraft. That is, until American Airlines' launch of their brand new 777-300ER on the Los Angeles - London route and, with it, the creation of a nail polish with British brand Nails Inc.

The color is bespoke, the same mica shade as the fuselage of the "new American" livery. Nails Inc actually names their polishes after famous London destinations such as Notting Hill Gate, Portobello, St James, Piccadilly Circus and The Thames, but they've made an exception in this case, instead naming it "2 Park" for the oneworld alliance headquarters address in Manhattan.

Wondering how to get your hands on this polish? Well, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that it's not for sale and not available from Nails Inc. The good news is that there is the possibility to request the color when receiving a manicure at the nail bar at the Admirals Club at London-Heathrow Airport...until the extremely limited-edition batch runs out.

Surprisingly this is not the first time an airline has collaborated to produce a beauty item. Decades ago, Singapore Airlines created the perfume "Singapore Girl"; Turkish Airlines is currently working on a perfume of their own; and Virgin Atlantic successfully sold the allure of the candy pout of their flight attendants as a lip gloss (also available in their LHR lounge).

For now, however, AA remains the first and only airline to hop on the nail art trend. From our personal perspective, we find the "2 Park" shade to be ideal as a summer neutral. Perhaps we'll even add a stripe of red to keep "on brand."

[Photos: Jaunted]

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