Nail polish is such a tricky category when it comes to finding natural alternatives. There is a lot of very confusing marketing, with brands claiming to be 3-4-5 free, when in fact there is no consensus of what that means. Some brands try and claim that they are "free from" ingredients that don't usually crop up in nail varnish anyway, adding to the confusion. Then there is the issue of performance, I have had some shocking problems over the years with some polishes simply peeling of the nails the minute I apply.
NATorigin added ten polish colours to it's range a few months ago and I have been testing two of them. NATorigin are a really great brand, I am already a fan of the mascara, which is still one of the best I have ever tried. The brand has a good selection of skincare and make up and they specialise in sensitive and allergy prone skin.
The Nail polish selection has some nice colours and are free from ingredients such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde resin and Benzophenone. Up to 83% of the formula is naturally derived from corn, potato, wheat and manioc. When applied there is a slight scent to the polishes but it isn't strong and fades quickly. Where these polishes really excelled was in how quickly they dry, I don't often paint my nails because you can guarantee that I do the baby will wake up. These polishes they are touch dry within minutes and even when still wet they don't tend to smudge.
NATorigin Nail polish - £11. Colours: Waterlily (Purple) and Skimia (Rose Gold)
I love these nail varnishes! They dry quickly, apply really nicely thanks to the wide brush and last around four days on my nails, which is practically unheard of for a polish formula. I apply these without any top or base coats, but I am curious to try the clear polish they have to see if that prolongs the wear even further. The only downside for me is that the colour selection is smaller than other polish lines, having said that I really like the colours I chose and wear them a lot. Skimia is a rose gold shimmer, pretty on fingers or toes and easy to wear. Waterlily is a purple colour, lovely for autumn and winter but also lovely in spring, it is very similar to Essie's Bahama Mama which is a colour I used to wear a lot.
I highly recommend these nail varnishes, they are some of the best I have found with a free from formula. Have you got a favourite nail polish? Let me know what colours you will be wearing for spring.
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