My Nail Polish Detox

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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!

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3 Pretty Peachy Polishes

Butter London, Essie, Nail Inc NailKaleWell look at that well alliterated title won’t you?! 😉 Ahem, on to the actual blog post.

Come spring and summer, I practically live in peachy nail polish colors. If you remember my big nail polish declutter post, you may have noticed that most of the colors I kept were either peach or wine colors. I’m a creature of habit I suppose. Today I’m sharing three favorite peach polishes that I’ve been wearing this season! (Also, big shout out to the peach rose from my yard for blooming just for this post.)

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Nail Polish Declutter

IMG_4719You guys, my nail polish collection has gotten a little out of hand. I recently counted up the bottles and found that I had a grand total of 38 polishes, and for me that is just way too many, and there is no way that I will ever use them all. Since I’m currently in full on spring-cleaning mode, I decided it was high time to declutter my collection- a lot of these polishes are pretty old and not even usable, meaning they just take up extra space in my life that I could be freeing up!

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Favorite Red Nail Polishes for Fall

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On my nails: Essie’s Dressed to Kiltopi big apple red nail polish

Hi friends! Every year when I start thinking about fall, I always find myself pulling out my deep red nail polishes, so today I’m sharing three of my current favorite shades! I love how classic a little swipe of red nail lacquer is, and even more so at this time of year.

– OPI’s Big Apple Red. Big Apple Red is the most classic true red out of this line up. It’s a beautiful cream formula, and has a touch of brightness. I find it to be one of the most versatile and seasonless shades in my collection. If you are looking for the perfect classic red, this may just be it!

– Revlon’s Raven Red. I love Revlon nail polishes, and don’t think they get enough love. They have a fantastic formula easily comparable to any of my Deborah Lippmann shades, and such a great price point. Raven Red is a stunning deep burgundy red with a cream finish. I’ve had this one on my nails three times already in the last month, and it also makes a great pedicure color!

-Essie’s Dressed to Kilt (limited edition, but apparently still available at Target!) Dressed to Kilt came out with Essie’s autumn collection last year, and I fell in love with it. It is a deep color, but has a touch more brightness that Raven Red. The formula is lovely, and it has a beautiful glossy finish. Two coats of this, and I’m good to go!

What colors do you like to wear during the fall season? Do you have any favorite nail polishes right now? I’d love to hear!