While I don’t usually (or ever) spend my day going to a nail salon, I do love a good nail color! I am always in awe of the amazing nail designs and nail art people are capable of, and attempt (keyword- attempt!) to play around with designs at home. Unfortunately, when I started going through products that add unnecessary toxicity to my home, nail polish made the list of things to be tossed. I had recently, however found some cute, non-toxic, water-based polish at the local toy store for use during pregnancy and decided to see just how good non-toxic nail polish could get! Here’s what I found (Not in any specific order) :
Pros: -Low Odor -Fun, Bright Colors -Cheap! -Quick Drying -Perfect for the youngest of nail artists, as it is water-based with zero-solvents.
Cons: -Chips quickly, comes off in 1-2 days, although if ingested by sucking on fingers it is not harmful. (Both Karma Kids and Ella + Mia stay on longer and are “7-free,” but they are not water-based and both have a much stronger nail-polish odor.)
Pros: -Low Odor -Fun and Sophisticated Colors -Quick Drying -“7-free” (No formaldehyde, DBP, formaldehyde resin, toluene, xylene, BPA, parabens, or camphor) -Chip resistant, lasts for about a week! -Vegan and Cruelty Free -Made in USA
Cons: -A bit more spendy -Can take a few coats to cover the nail -If your nails aren’t perfectly clean and dry it will peel and chip much faster
Black Dahlia Lacquer
Pros: -Hand mixed in small batches -Vibrant Colors -Quick Drying -“5-Free” (No DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or camphor) -Chip resistant, lasts for a week! -Vegan and Cruelty Free
Cons: -Stronger Odor – A bit more spendy -Colors can vary (due to being hand mixed in small batches)
Whether you are searching for a safe nail polish to use during pregnancy, a cute polish for you and your toddler to use together, or a more sophisticated color to use in your everyday, you don’t have to settle for harmful toxins. Don’t forget a non-toxic Nail Polish Remover. Marley Marie Naturals combines polish remover and aromatherapy, smelling of stress-relieving Eucalyptus and Spearmint! 🙂 Good luck on your nail art adventures and let me know how these (or other) polishes work for you!