I love nail polish, I really do and I almost wear it all the time. All the colours are amazing, especially nowadays I like green and dark dark red, and I saw some nice blue on the site of China glaze
I didn’t know so much of nail polish, only that the smell is very chemical! And of course that it will be tested on animals.
I did some research on the internet and I found many vegan friendly.
here some article I found on the internet what can be found in the regular nail polish
- Chemical Fumes: Solvent-based nail polish formulas use aromatic chemicals that quickly evaporate, leaving behind a hardened coat of paint. Most people realize it is probably unhealthy to inhale nail polish fumes, but few people understand why. So, a simple explanation may be in order. Environmental chemicals do not simply bounce off our bodies in a neutral fashion. In order to prevent damage, our bodies have to efficiently process them. Most chemical that you inhale, will be absorbed into your blood stream, deactivated by your liver and expelled from your system (via your colon, urine, or sweat). Noxious chemicals like the ones found in solvent-based nail polish can place an increased burden on your liver. The more chemicals you are exposed to, the harder it is for your liver to function efficiently. Overwhelmed livers can set the stage for a variety of health problems. It is generally recommended to limit your toxin exposure when possible – switching to a safer nail polish brand is a great start.
- Dibutyl Phthalates: Prevents nail polish from chipping. Prenatal exposure to phthalates has been shown in animal studies to cause birth defects. Phthalates also improve absorption of topical ingredients into the skin (this is a negative quality when used in formulas that contain other chemical ingredients).
- Toluene and xylene: Petroleum-based organic solvents that are toxic and may be linked to cancer.
- Formaldehyde: Noxious chemical – highly toxic to the liver and carcinogenic.
Anyway here are some brands I saw on different sites These nail polish are free of Phthalate, Toluene and Formaldehyde and vegan friendly:
Manic panic (I like this brand, their hair colours and so on)
Just search on the internet and you will find a (web)shop where you can buy this beauties
Be colourful and dare to wear……!