Looking for trendy fall nails? While it’s totally cool to be a nail polish junkie, it’s even cooler to know which ones are friendly and which ones have the potential to cause harm to your body. There is a massive variety of nail products on the market today, and some brands contain some pretty messed up ingredients ranging from generally toxic, to being full-blown endocrine disruptors.
Eek! Don’t be uninformed!
In researching green polishes for the season (that are ironically not at all green in hue), we’ve come up with a list of 5 clean colours for fall, and one of them happens to be on this chick’s fingernails (and toenails!) right now. Wanna guess which one?
Now, we know that a matte finish is in right now, but we’re still mega fans of the glossy look. Glossy, black nails look hot. They call you out for being edgy, sexy, and fun. One of our fave brands to create a kick-ass black polish is Zoya:
“Zoya nail polish revolutionized the nail industry when it began making long-lasting, toxin-free polish. Eliminating toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and DBP from its polishes.”
Check out Raven by Zoya.
But not just any purple. Plum. (That’s right.) Plum nails are funky, but mature. An amazing luxury brand to make a fab plum hue is LVX. They have an incredible line of 5-free, vegan, cruelty-free products that retail online for about $15 per bottle.
Try Vamp by LVX.
Like, blood red. Deep, sexy, classic red. This traditional nail colour goes well with almost anything, and looks fab on anyone aged 16-96. Even the chicest ‘green-ista’ will be impressed with the hues of RGB. RGB is 5-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
Try Cognac by RGB.
Stormy, edgy, and very fall/winter. One of the coolest eco-friendly cosmetic brands out there is Suncoat, which has been producing water-based, chemical-free polish since 2001. Even more awesome? Their newer ‘peelable’ line, which as the name suggests, one can simply peel off their nails instead of using harmful acetone to remove the colour.
Check out Urban Chic by Suncoat.
Yep. You love it, right? Traditional pink is too pink, but blush? It’s hot. And it’s screams Forever 21, even if you wish you were forever 41. Anyone can pull this hue off, and it’s about to be you. A great brand to create a sweet, “eco-chic” blush is Sheswai:
“Sheswai uses sustainably harvested wood as an alternative to the typical plastic cap. No products are tested on animals and a portion of the profits are donated to organizations dedicated to sustainability, such as the Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Foundation.”
Try So Pretty by Sheswai:
These aren’t the only amazing brands to produce healthier polish; there are many 5-free polish brands that deliver a great polish without the nasty chemicals found in conventional polish. (Such as formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor and formaldehyde resin.) For a complete list of great (and not-so-fab) polish brands, check out the Environmental Working Group’s website HERE.(Our Honorary mention? Piggy Paint, a full nail polish line for children. Really.)
Now go get nailed. (And be clean!)