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