Meet my brand new Robart Hobby Paint Shaker, that I bought for shaking nail polish!
It’s the ROB 411, 100 - 240 volt 50-60Hz A/C powered model with the US Plug, so you need a plug adaptor if you live in a country with a different standard. It has a rubber band that you easily straps around you nail polish or paint before shaking.
My old wrists often hurt, and lately it has been a pain to shake a polish, so I did some research in different kinds of hobby paint shakers and read reviews, and among the affordable ones, the Robart clearly got the best (and good) reviews. And I willingly admit: I love cool gear and gadgets - that work!!Robart Hobby Paint Shaker operates with 5.000 shakes per minute, way faster than any human can shake. I searched on Ebay and found different sellers that offer pre-paid import charges so that I didn’t have to worry about customs. I bought from this seller.
Robart.com a few questions about the use, and got the answers:
Do not let it run more than a minute - stop and let it cool up to 30 to 60 seconds.
You can keep the Robart on the table or hold it up vertically if you prefer your bottle to be placed vertically during the shake.
This is my first test "person" in this shaking review, a bottle of Day Glow from Serum No 5 that has be standing maybe a year or more without being touched before I let Robart shake it in the video below.
So does it work?The short answer is YES it does, a 20-40 second shake is enough for a normally separated polish, even badly separated ones as you can see on this video.
A friend of mine who saw the video thought it looked like it shakes slowly, but I think that’s my phones ability to record it correctly (the turn off sound also first comes after I turned it off to show the bottle after the shake), it shakes really fast (5.000 shakes per minute), and you actually have to hold the machine to prevent it moving around on a normal table surface like I do in the video…
The other test "persons" looks like this before the shake:
Let's see the normally separated ones BEFORE the shake first:
As you can see, a perfect result!
But how about the ones where the formula hasn’t separated but where the white color in the polish has settled on the bottom?
We hate that and we know that they are impossible to shake unless you are able to shake for minutes and minutes at a time – several times. The ones that you typically give up on and as I often do place upside down a day or two, so that the white falls down, and then you can shake some more and repeat the process X number of days…
Well, even the Robart is having problems with those, but admittedly I chose two really hardcore ones.
Before the first shake:
This old Chanel is a bit on the thick side and doesn’t have the steel balls, it is of course impossible to shake without having to suffer LOL
After 3 days with 3 x 45 seconds shakes every day and bottles are placed upside down in the meantime. Much, much better and you are able to use the polishes with a perfect formula - even if they do not look perfect in the bottle.
So my all in all I love my new Robart Paint Shaker for nail polish!
If you stuck with my long review this far, I hope you found it useful - and I'm curious to hear if you would you consider getting one yourself..?
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