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Home » Born in the U.S.A. – Nails (and giveaway to one lucky winner!)

Born in the U.S.A. – Nails (and giveaway to one lucky winner!)

Today I would like to focus on some lesser known and some better known brands born in the U.S.A. and with that would like to particularly focus on nails.


First up is natural nail brand Zoya www.nailcareclub.com. Zoya has more colours than any other nail brand I have seen out there. They have every single colour under the sun and every single texture and version of that colour. There are colours that Zoya has that I didn’t even know existed! They offer over 500 types and colours of professional nail polishes which means never getting bored of your nail colour. The possibilities are endless.

The great thing about Zoya is that they are a natural brand, meaning that the nail polishes are not as harsh or stripping to your nails as usual nail polish would be.  Zoya was the first nail brand to remove toxic ingredients such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) from its formulations and can be found at top spas, salons and resorts.

Below you will see the colours Ling (blue) and Charisma (bright purple).

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I used Zoya Professional Nail Polish in Ling and my toes are still chip-free after ten days!

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While we are on the subject of nails, let’s move to Michael Kors (www.michaelkors.com). We all know about his luxe bags and watches but did you know he did nails too? The man clearly has many talents. I have to say I felt pretty special matching my nail polish to my MK bag. The colour below is Envy and it has a lovely gel effect that lasted me for a week without chipping. Envy indeed.

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I am having so much fun talking about nails let’s showcase another natural brand of vegan-friendly nail polish from the U.S.A.: Spa Ritual (www.sparitual.co.uk). SpaRitual is committed to creating eco-friendly products and packaging  and uses vegan ingredients from around the world, including many specially sourced and selected plant essences that are wild crafted OR organic. SpaRitual nail polishes are 100% DBP, toluene and formaldahyde free.

What is DBP you ask? DBP, or dibutyl phthalate, is a plasticizing ingredient that is banned for use in cosmestic products in the European Union. Essentially SpaRitual is a brand to feel good about and support as they are doing things the right way.

A really cool and fun product they make? Glow in the dark nail polish. Yes, that’s right. You can use their Lighthouse Top Effect over any nail lacquer. Simply brush it on, charge it with UV light and you are good to go. Because why should nails have to hide at night?



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One more star nail brand from the U.S.A. that is a household name is Essie (www.essie.co.uk). Essie is one of my favourite nail polish brands out there simply because of the vast range of colours they offer (over 250) and the lasting, chip-free power of the polish. The names of the polishes are fun and unique and I feel like I am having a great time just by applying them. Below I have the colours of (in order) ‘Don’t Sweater It’, ‘Peach Daiquiri’ and ‘Muchi Muchi’.


What’s your favourite nail brand from the U.S.A.? Follow my blog and leave a comment below to win a brand new nude pink Essie Nail Polish in Muchi, Muchi!



  1. jamiee
    August 18, 2014 / 1:56 am

    I love OPI

    • August 18, 2014 / 8:19 pm

      Great choice! You have now been entered into the Essie nail giveaway!

  2. August 18, 2014 / 6:09 pm

    Essie is my favourite nail brand! They’re so pigmented and stay on forever!

    • August 18, 2014 / 8:18 pm

      I also love Essie too-such fabulous shades and one of my fave nail brands. You have now been entered into the giveaway!

    • August 22, 2014 / 10:22 pm

      Hi Em, congrats you are the winner of the Essie ‘Muchi Muchi’. Do let me know your address and I will send this out to you! Thanks again to everyone who entered and please keep following for more upcoming giveaways!

  3. August 18, 2014 / 6:26 pm

    Zoya is definitely my favorite mainstream brand. Their formula is wonderful, goes on very smooth and lasts for days!

    • August 18, 2014 / 8:18 pm

      Yes-great natural brand! Thanks for your comment- you have now been entered into the giveaway!

    • August 22, 2014 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks Jasmine-I love Zoya as well!

  4. Jackie Brookins
    August 18, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    Great giveaway!

  5. August 18, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    I love OPI! They have the best color selections and brushes!

  6. August 19, 2014 / 10:22 am

    I didn’t knew SpaRituals are US brand, but since they turn out to be one – I will definitely say they are my favorite. I love their polishes. The bottle and cap design are SO fabulous … And the nail polish is also amazing 🙂

  7. Stephanie Acton
    August 19, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    Essie are my fave x

  8. Elizabeth
    August 19, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    I’d go with OPI. 🙂 I follow via WordPress.

  9. August 21, 2014 / 1:57 am

    I’m very much a lover of Zoya. They have great colors and a good formula that always looks fantastic!

  10. yen
    August 21, 2014 / 2:56 am

    i love opi polishes! and their mani/ pedi massage creams, too!

  11. Jana Williams
    August 24, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    Hi Hope you are Doing Great Today! I Have Loved Make Up, Beauty Products, Perfume, & Nail Polish since I was a Little Girl but out of them All, I was Particularly Fond of Nail Polish! Eye Shadow, Anything Scented, & Nail Polish those are my Beauty Vices; Add in a Book & a Pocketbook and then I am Good to Go! When I was a Little Girl I would ask my Mom to “Paint My Tootsies!” and She Always used Sally Hansen Nail Polish! So I am Really Partial to that Brand but I Love so Many other Brands like Zoya, China Glaze, Spoiled, Finger Paints, and Broadway Nail Polish! On Special Occasions when I get a Manicure I will Splurge on OPI but I am an Unemployed Esthetician Living with my Parents (Motorcycle Wreck Hurt My Neck) and I Usually Can’t Afford a Polish that Costs more than $4 Bucks! They make Some Really Pretty Polishes for People like me who Shop at Dollar General; you just got to no Where to Look! I don’t mind Wearing the Cheaper Brands but there are Nail Polishes that Cost More that I have Always Wanted to Try! Lighthouse Nail Polish makes a Beautiful Muti Colored Nail Polish & Polish that Glows in the Dark that I have Always Wanted to Try! I am Just Grateful that I have Any Nail Polish At All & My Mama Still Paints my Tootsies! Thanks for this Opportunity & Have a Blessed Day! Jana Williams

    • August 24, 2014 / 11:08 pm

      Hi Jana, thanks so much for sharing your story about nails! I also like Sally Hansen and find they make a really affordable nail polish that is also really good quality!

  12. Cathy E
    August 26, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    I love Essie – especially their new fall collection.

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