5-free? 7-free? 8-free? Cruelty-free?
Hi there friends, and happy Monday! As I’ve become more interested in natural and cruelty-free cosmetics, I’ve done a bit of research on nail polishes. Nail polish is one of my favorite things, and it was interesting to learn a bit more about the ingredients of each brand that I used. I put my nail polish collection through a bit of a detox, and today I want to talk about some brands that have remained favorites in my collection. Let’s go!
Butter London has been a favorite nail polish brand of mine for years, and the fact that it is both 8-free and cruelty-free has kept it a favorite in my collection. Two of my all-time favorite shades are Kerfuffle, a pretty peach, and Champers, a shimmering champagne. These polishes are such good quality with good coverage and minimal chipping.
And more specifically, Ciaté x Olivia Palermo. While I only own one polish from this line, it is one of my favorites that I reach for year round. The one in my collection is Napa Valley, a stunning wine color with a glossy finish. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever tried a better formula. These polishes are 6-free and cruelty-free.
I’ve owned a few Deborah Lippmann polishes over the years, but the one that remains in my collection is Flowers in Her Hair. It’s a beautiful mint shade, and I’ve never found anything quite like it. Deborah Lippmann polishes are 5-free, cruelty-free, and just beautiful. They have a wonderful variety of colors, and I’m eyeing the purple shades in their new fall collection.
I love that Lauren B. says that they “tick all the boxes,” because they truly do. Their beautifully packaged nail polish line is natural, non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and 5-free. I have the shades LOVE, a sheer pink, and Laurel Canyon Lover, the perfect deep red. Lauren B. has a wonderful selection of colors as well as a variety of top coats and treatments. I love the values of this brand as well as their beautiful polishes!
I love Nails Inc. polishes for their unique brush design which makes painting my nails a much quicker task than other polishes. I also love the quality of their beautiful polishes. Mine are both from the Nailkale range, and are called Duchess Walk, a bright peach, and Windsor Mews, a lilac with a hint of grey. Nails Inc. polishes are 5-free and cruelty-free.
For my base and top coat, I love the Dual Purpose Base/Top Coat from Lauren B., as well as her Gel Like Top Coat. The Gel-Like Top Coat gives a glossy long-lasting finish which I love. To keep my nails looking their best, I love to use the Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. I’ve used this stuff since I was a teenager, and I love the fresh lemon scent.
Next on my list to try out? Pacifica, Smith & Cult, and 100% Pure!
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