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Nail Friendly Polish

With the increased levels of stress we’re all experiencing due to COVID protocols of social and physical distancing, it’s important to find time to bring beauty and joy back into our lives. An at-home spa day is one way to set aside time to decompress and even better if you can gather your girlfriends for a virtual spa day.   

In the last few years, much has been written about toxic levels of chemicals in nail polish and while all nail polish is made from chemicals, we want to offer options with the safest level of chemicals. As a smart label reader, you want to look for a polish that, at a minimum, is noted to be free of the toxic trio: formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene. Brands often note they’re “three-free”, “five-free” or even “twelve-free!” Here’s our line up of Five Nail Friendly Polishes. 

Deborah Lippman
Known for such high profile manicures on celebs such as Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway, and Lupita Nyong’o, this polish uses a 10-free Formula and no animal testing. 

butter London
With fun names like Piece of Cake and Coming up Roses, this forward-thinking company has a 10-free Formula and cruelty-free. 

Smith & Cult
A triple hitter of a polish these sweet bottles are vegan, cruelty-free, and offer an 8-free formula. Plus, your nails will pop with bright colors like Color Me Curious, a yellow marigold guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. 

ORLY
Home of the inaugural French Manicure, this Leaping Bunny certified polish boasts a 12-free formula. Try one of their Breathable ® formulas to add moisture and shine to your manicure. 

ella + mila
Not only are these polishes made in the USA, but they’re also PETA certified and offer a 7-free formula. With 39 shades of pink, you’re sure to find The One.  

We encourage you to make time for some downtime and set yourself up for a relaxing Mani/Pedi afternoon. If you need a refresher, check out this manicure tutorial and share your at-home spa day with us #elynspaday 

 

 Photos by Laura Chouette

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