Bring on spring’s sweet sunshine! I was overjoyed this week to finally wear flats and rid myself of my wool coat and scarf. While spring conjures up thoughts of pale pastels, this week I was struck by the beauty of perfect, bright pink tulips. Here are a few nail polish picks that not only celebrate quiet neutrals but also the vibrant colours that mother nature shares so joyously at this time of year. Gorgeous polishes that are less toxic for your health and the environment.
Over the past couple of months I’ve slowly been transitioning my personal care products to greener options. High on my list of products to ‘greenify’ is nail polish. Polishes that are free of harmful toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates and parabens, should be at the top of everyone’s priority list!
1. Trout Pout (Butter London)- This orangey pink polish is described as ‘opaque cantaloupe’. Gorgeous for spring! This brand is a bit on the pricey side, however the colour payoff and wear is excellent. Their formula is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates and parabens.
2. French Pink (Suncoat)- A light pink perfect for spring nails. This water-based nail polish is as green as it gets. The formula contains 70% water, and does not have the noxious fumes that conventional nail polishes do. I’m currently loving their natural nail polish remover too.
3. Morning Kisses (Sophi by Piggy Paint)- This sweet, pale pink is reminiscent of spring mornings. This brand gained popularity with their completely non-toxic Piggy Paint for kids. Happy to know that they now make a non-toxic, water-based polish line for adults too.
4. Rock Candy (Mineral Fusion)- I can’t get enough of this vibrant, deep pink that reminds me of the tulips I saw! It’s also the colour I’m wearing in the photo. Mineral Fusion polishes are not as clean as the other three brands mentioned here, however they do not contain formaldehyde, toluene, or butyl phthalate. The brand has an array of polish colours that wear well.
5. Lavender (Suncoat)- I love this lovely lavender for my toes.
6. Meadow (Mineral Fusion)- I’ve never been into green nails, however I’ll make an exception for this colour. This creamy, pigmented green pops.
My mission to overhaul my personal care products (you may enjoy this natural deodorant post) continues to be a slow, but rewarding, transition. It has been frustrating finding certain products, such as natural foundation for darker skin tones, that perform as well as my favourite conventional brands. However, the more we, as consumers, demand healthier products for both our bodies and the environment, hopefully companies will step up and make necessary changes. We deserve to be good to our bodies!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!