My Nail Polish Detox


5-free? 7-free? 8-free? Cruelty-free?

Yes please!

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

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.


Deborah Lippmann

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.



Lauren B.

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!

nails-inc-nail-kale-cruelty-freeNails Inc.

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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Do you have a favorite non-toxic nail polish brand?
I’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments below!

8 thoughts on “My Nail Polish Detox

  1. I’ve heard of Butter London and Deborah Lipmann. I also have Habit, Kure Bazaar, and Aila bookmarked. I think it is starting to be fairly (for clean beauty) easy to find brands like this, but I haven’t read of any options for remover. That acetone is HARSH.

    I personally have the water-based Aquarella nail polish, and their remover. But I haven’t used that in a while. I need to use it up, I’m not planning on buying it again. I only paint my toenails, and it isn’t long lasting for even that.

    1. I haven’t tried any natural nail polish removers at this point, but I’ve seen several online! I may need to try some and do a post on that in the future! I haven’t heard of a lot of the brands you mentioned, so thanks for sharing Livia! I always appreciate your thoughtful comments!

  2. Great post Lauren!! I have an RMS beauty one in a peachy summery shade, a couple of Pacifica ones that are nice too. Lately I was in the habit of using Madam Glam gel polishes as they last a really long time, I had to invest in a light to do this which I was able to snag economically off Amazon! Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much Ruth Ann!! I definitely want to try the RMS polish! They have such pretty shades– I may get one of the deeper wine colors once fall arrives. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

  3. Thanks for this post! I’ve been trying to find more natural nail polishes too, and the ones I’ve tried are Priti, which is 5-free and comes in tons of beautiful colors. I also have one bottle of Pacifica, and was super impressed with how long it lasted without chipping.

  4. Oh, Lauren B. sounds like a brand I would love to try. Am definitely going to find out if it is available in Europe, ’cause these colours look amazing and it sounds so promising. Do you need a light for the Lauren B. gel like top-coat?

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