Thursday, 24 April 2014

Snails safe polish for children



    Whilst babies and adults seem to be really well catered for in the free-from or more natural world children and teenagers are in my opinion are much less so, with very few brands catering to older age groups. When I was contacted by Snails - Safe nails I loved the concept, if ever there was a time when the precautionary principle should apply it's childhood, children's systems are delicate and still developing so the less (potentially harmful) substances they are in contact with in my opinion the better. Snails safe polish is water based and made with only three ingredients, water, acrylic polymers (a type of plastic which gives nail varnish the ability to adhere to the nail, this is a basic description but you get my drift) and safe non-toxic colourants. It completely avoids any of the ingredients in nail varnish which have been called in to question (Phthalates, toluene and formaldehyde) and has a very simple formula but one that gives surprisingly good results. I was sent two gorgeous pink shades a light pink with blue/purple sparkle running through it and a darker pink with a hint of silver shimmer. 

    I was keen to give these to my six year old niece as I knew she would just love them and I wasn't wrong. As soon as she saw them she set to work applying both colours. The colour selection that is available is gorgeous and there is bound to be a colour that appeals to any little girl, the bottles are Italian glass and both my mother and sister in law commented on how great they looked. My niece found these easy to apply herself, they come with instructions on how to get the most out of your water based polish. One coat looks great but of course if you want a more opaque finish you can use two, the thing with kids is they really aren't bothered about it looking perfect it is the fun of applying they seem to like the best. There is no traditional nail polish smell which is reassuring too. 

    The best bit about Snails is that for removal you only need warm water and soap or you can use a wet wipe, I dislike the idea of using drying nail varnish removers on little hands so I think that is a really great touch. The other thing of course is that children for the most part can't wear nail polish to school so this saves any Sunday night panic to remove. Snails Safe polish gets a big thumbs up from me and from my niece, I will be buying some more as presents as I just think it's adorable. 

    You can find snails safe polish on their site priced at eight euros a bottle or on Amazon for £8.95 a bottle, snails also have sites for Canada, Russia and France which are all listed on their site. This is undoubtedly a little more pricey than other nail varnishes but I think worth it. 


Ana x 

*The polishes were provided as a PR sample

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12 comments

  1. Que bonitos! me encantan! voy a mirar la web :)

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    1. Son una preciosidad verdad? A mi me encantaron :) Xx

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  2. They're so cute, love the snail. Brilliant idea. I tried something similar from a different brand last year and liked the colour so much I seal it in with a normal top coat to make it last! haha
    xo

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    1. Ha ha! No reason why grown can't enjoy these too, I was tempted to keep them for myself! :) Xx

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  3. I’ve got these and they are super cute! x

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    1. I loved the colour selection, great little brand! :) Xx

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  4. They sound like a great brand and I can't believe you can take off the polish so easily! x

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    1. The polish will withstand a normal hand wash but peels away with some gentle rubbing and soap, very clever I thought! :) Xx

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  5. Oo these are cute! And I was wondering about the hand washing and removing it that way and then saw your answer to Tania :)) xx

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    1. Probably should have included that it the post, never mind! :) Xx

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  6. I've seen these a few times on Amazon and been tempted! :)

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