Non-Toxic Nail Polish Guide

Natural Nail Polish for Summer
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From bold brights to subtle hues, we’ve selected our must-have non-toxic nail polish that make is easy to say goodbye to conventional varnishes. Plus, we’ve got you covered when it comes to prepping and polishing toes before pulling out heals or those open-toe sandals. Read on for our favourite ways to ensure both your hands and feet are in tip-top condition for your next lick of paint.

Hand and Feet Prep

For feet:
Begin by soaking feet in a warm bath with a handful of Therapie Roques O’Neil Himalayan Detox Salts to soften rough skin and soothe aches. Next, exfoliate using the Isla Apothecary Lemongrass and Rosemary Foot Scrub, concentrating on heels and toes to smooth out any rough surfaces. Next, apply a natural cuticle treatment such as AEOS Biodynamic Nail & Cuticle Treatment to nourish nails and soften hard cuticles. Upgrade your at-home pedicure by massaging the Weleda Foot Balm onto the entire foot and shin. This will intensely moisturise, hydrating skin and nails before your non-toxic nail polish application.

For hands and nails:
After your feet are primped and prepped for polish, prime your fingernails with the Fresh Therapies Organic Nail Elixir. Follow with Amala’s Rejuvenating Hand Cream to provide lasting moisture to the fingernails and skin. Next, get your desired nail shape with an AEOS Crystal Nail File, which seal the nail tip as you file. This helps water, sand or debris from seeping into the nail tip.

To remove the nail polish, we have two natural and biodegradable favourites. Fresh Therapies Natural Nail Polish Remover is scented with a hint of fresh lime. Or try the Priti NYC Soy Nail Polish Remover, which is derived from farm crops and comes in lemongrass and unscented. Both are acetone free and ethyl-acetate free. Better for nails, health and environment! Now you are ready for a coat of non-toxic nail polish.

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Non-Toxic Nail Polish Shades & Make-up Pairings

Best with a tan:
Kure Bazaar Rouge Flore | This non-toxic nail polish range is “10 Free”. Blacklisted ingredients include Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl phthalate, Synthetic Camphor, TPHP, Paraben, Xylene, Styrene, Benzophenone-1 and Benzophenone-3. Rouge Flore is is the ultimate bright red, sure to make tans stand out. Pair it with Vapour Organic Beauty’s Solar Translucent Bronzer to channel a bronzed goddess no matter the season.

For an evening cocktail soirée:
RMS Beauty Diabolique | This glamorous dark non-toxic nail polish shade with red undertones adds a pop of colour to a neutral evening look. Pair with a white dress, dewy skin and a slick of Axiology Lipstick in Worth. Make the ultimate evening summer statement.

For everyday:
Kure Bazaar Coquette | This vibrant coral crème is a great everyday non-toxic nail polish hue. Taking you from a casual daytime look whilst adding a playful elegance to your evening attire, pair with the Lily Lolo Sculpt and Highlight Duo, a double serving of warmth and radiance for those that love contour.

Best poolside:
Kure Bazaar Beige Milk | Channel the pearlescent sands of a tropical island holiday with this bright white non-toxic nail polish, perfect for lazy days by the pool. Team with a slick of Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flash Luminizer. Dab the stick highlighter on cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and on brow bone. You’ll see enhanced and illuminated glowing skin.

Best pink:
RMS Beauty Honest | You can’t go wrong with a touch of pink! This is our hue of choice – an intense, bright millennial pink, without being neon. Team with Axiology The Goodness on lips, guaranteed to turn heads!

Best chic shade:
Kure Bazaar Or Bronze | This pale taupe colour with glowing brown undertones is made for the colour-weary. Team with the Lustrous Cream Bronzer by Kjaer Weis, which adds a natural warmth to lighter skin tones and works as a beautiful highlighter for darker skin tones. Just warm on skin using fingers for a naturally sun-kissed look.

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