Could this nail polish detect date rape drugs?

Doing your nails before a night out may well become a safety necessity if this new nail polish is as good as it sounds.

It’s called ‘Undercover Colors’ and apparently changes colour when exposed to date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, GHB or Xanax.

The revolutionary product was created by a group of students Tyler Confrey-Maloney, Stephen Gray, Ankesh Madan and Tasso Von Windheim for a competition which encouraged students to solve real-world problems.

The students explained: “While date rape drugs are often used to facilitate sexual assault, very little science exists for their detection. With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger. If her nail polish changes colour, she’ll know that something is wrong.

“Through this nail polish and similar technologies, we hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught. In effect, we want to shift the fear from the victims to the perpetrators.”

Style AND safety in one package? We like it – we like it a lot.