Imagine you’re at a bar where you’ve just purchased the newest “it” $20 fancy cocktail, and at that same moment, your bladder is calling your attention to the nearest loo.
On the other side of the bar, your friend is engaged in a conversation with a dreamy dude and, even though you’ll ask her to watch your drink, you know deep down that your unattended cocktail may only get a glance or two from you well-intentioned bestie. In a “fuck it and pray moment,” you place a napkin neatly on the rim of your cocktail glass, hope for the best and run for the bathroom.
Let’s face it, even though it’s not the smartest of ideas, we’ve all been there before.
But when it comes to date rape drugs, not even the most paranoid and carefully analytical person can detect if their drink has been comprised. Common date rape drugs, such as Rohypnol, Gamma Hydroxybutyric (GHB) and Ketamine have no taste, color or smell and are very difficult to detect.
A new beauty company hopes to change that.
Enter Undercover Colors, a new nail polish brand that offers a line of products which will help you detect drugs in your drinks.
Founded by four North Carolina State University male students, the nail polish, which will be the first released product under the Undercover Colors brand, promises that a female will be able to “discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger. If her nail polish changes color, she’ll know that something is wrong.”
Statistics say that out of six women, one will become a victim of rape in her lifetime. This is certainly a step in the right direction for a beauty brand — one that might help eliminate the risk of drug facilitated rape.