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Our 5 Favorite Nontoxic Nail Polish Brands + DIY Nail Art For Each!

As with a lot of beauty products, there are secretly massive amounts of chemicals that come laced in them. Nail polishes are no exception. Inhaling the toxic fumes that come from traditional nail polishes can lead to headaches, dizziness, and can interfere with reproductive hormones. Not to mention, it can also damage your nailbeds.

We’ve pulled together 5 non-toxic nail polishes and fun designs to pair with them for the summertime. Those around you will be begging to know where you got your inspiration from.


10 Free –Pale green polish

10 Free+ nail polishes are plant-based, non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty free. They are also guaranteed up to 10+ days of wear. What more could you ask for? Their color in “Hey Bud, How’s it Growing” pairs perfectly with the on-trend almond shaped nail and soft curve lines of our inspiration picture. It’s a simple enough design to do on your own or request at the nail salon.


Kapa Nui –Mandarin Red polish


This cute design with little red flowers is another design simple enough to do on your own or show to your nail artist. Kapa Nui polish company was founded in Hawaii by two women who began by creating an ethical and affordable healthcare facilitiy for Hawaiian women. As they searched their own lives for healthier lifestyle alternatives, they learned how physically damaging and environmentally hazardous traditional polishes are and how few alternatives are available. They developed alternative nail products that are safe for everyone, including pregnant women, children, and people with cancer.

Kapa Nui polish in Mandarin celebrates the Chinese culture on the islands. It’s a bright, fierce red that’s quick drying, low odor, vegan, cruelty, and toxin free. Top your fun design for the summer with their base and top coat sealer for a statement nail sure to last you a while.


Orosa Beauty –Pale Neutrals


For those of you who may be indecisive about your polish colors, a similar but different color on each nail is the look for you. The Bare Set from Orosa Beauty includes 5 different colors (one for each nail), all of similar warm tones. They have other sets featuring different colors as well if pink is not your style.


Sundays no. 45 – Sky blue polish


It took a whole year for sundays founder Amy Lin to develop the perfect 10-free nontoxic, vegan, and cruelty-free formula that could still deliver high-shine, and long-lasting brilliant color, so you can look and feel fantastic. No compromises.

And you can never go wrong with a classic baby blue nail polish. This one from sundays in shade No.45 will remind you of endless blue skies and endless possibilities. Use this shade with the design of our inspiration picture or wear alone to match the warmer weather and cloudless days.


Ella + Mila Love – Light pink polish


Similar to the first design we shared, this inspiration picture is filled with soft curve lines and outlines which is extremely on trend right now. The shade in Creamy Light Pale Pink from Ella + Mila retails for $10.50. It is free from 17 toxics and chemicals found in traditional nail polish, is completely vegan and cruelty-free and is guaranteed a quick dry and resistant to chips.

–Tayler May

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