Let’s talk about something a little more lighthearted today, shall we?
After all, the weekend is almost here. Let’s talk beauty, mamas! Yup, sorry fellas…cover your eyes. We’ll talk about nail polish for a minute.
I don’t know about you but I am always, ALWAYS on the hunt for the perfect nude pink lacquer. This should be an easy task given it is such a subtle hue and the options are virtually endless. However, it is not. Either, the color is too white, too pink, too sheer, too shiny, or overall too blah. Or the formula is too thick, too runny, too streaky, or worst of all, chock-full of chemicals that may compromise your health.
Well, the hunt is over! On my way out of ULTA last week I stumbled across this perfect gem of a nail polish and could not be more excited! Tadaaaaaa…
Zoya Natural Nail Polish in Madison
Zoya is a toxin free collection of over 300 long wearing shades of nail polish. In fact, Zoya’s parent company Art of Beauty founded by Michael and Zoya Reyzis, was the first beauty brand to remove the “big 5” – toxic ingredients such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) – from its formulations.
Zoya’s company website describes Madison as “a soft, pale, cool baby pink sheer with a milky creme finish.” It glides on smoothly without streaking. One coat is pretty sheer (perfect for a good ol’ French manicure) but two to three coats make it almost opaque. It gives a clean look with a very subtle hint of shimmer that I found noticeable only in direct sun light.
As opposed to other natural nail polish brands, this particular one lasted a solid five days without chipping even with all the housewifery I’ve got going on. I used Madison with the Zoya Get Even Base Coat (which adds to the opaqueness) and Zoya Armor Top Coat (which gives the polish a high gloss shine).
While no nail polish is completely chemical free, Zoya is a healthier alternative to your old “not-so-non-toxic” mainstays. Purchase Madison and other beautiful Zoya shades in-store at ULTA or HERE for $9.00.
What other 5-free nail polish brands and shades are you obsessed with?