Vegan Mani & Pedi Combinations to try this S/S 2018

Happy Sunday!

Spring is here! This means your toes will be happy to see the sun and get a nice, well deserved pedicure. But like many people who get their feet done, I always have a hard time figuring out how to mix my toes and nails. 

Well, look no further because I created a helpful guide. No matter your style or preference, you can use this guide when choosing your colors during your next medi-pedi appointment. 

Mani Pedi Combo

  1. Metallic. Keep it classic with silver and gold. Try it with Priti NYC in Old Man Cactus ($15) and Palate Polish in Prosecco ($10).
  2. Neon. The brighter-the better! Manic Panic Claw Colors in Electric Lava ($8) is a bright orange, while Ella+ Mila Samba nail polish in Sunburst ($10.50) is a perfect, bright yellow to match the sunshine. 
  3. Monochromatic. Mono- (Greek for “single, alone”) + -chromatic (Greek for “relation to color”). The goal is to find colors that are similiar, but not the same! Lauren B. Beauty nail polish in PCH ($18.00) is the cobalt blue with a purple undertone. To balance the darker blue, try a lighter blue with LaPierre nail polish in Kat Got Ya Tongue ($15)
  4. Pastels. Soft and muted colors look amazing on all skintones. Ginger + Liz Playing Innocent ($12) is described as an office-friendly pastel yellow, while Jin Soon Ube Nail Polish ($18) is a flattering lavender that is perfect for all skintones. 
  5. Complementary.  If you paid attention in art class, you will remember the complementary colors (Red-Green; Blue-Orange; Purple-Yellow). These colors are naturally go together. Try this trend with Pacifica Nail Polish in Crimson Kimono ($9) and Côte Nail Polish in No.62 ($18.00), to balance each other. 
  6. Ivory & Ebony. My spin on the the traditional white and black combination, these are colors that off-white and almost black. Adrianne K’s in Angelica ($13) is an sheer, off-white color and Soulstice Nail Polish in Kiev ($12) is a deep garnet hue. 

THE ULTIMATE CRUELTY-FREE & VEGAN NAIL POLISH BRAND LIST 2018

Oh my goodness! After hours of research, I have created an ultimate list of cruelty-free and vegan nail polishes! Happy shopping~ 🙂 

Updated on 3/4/2018

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100% Pure

A

Adesse Nail Polish (100% Vegan)

Adrianne K

AILA (100% Vegan)

B

Beauty Without Cruelty (100% Vegan)

Benecos

 The Body Shop

C

♥ Chrome Girl

Ciaté

Context (100% Vegan) 

Côte (100% Vegan)

D

Dazzle Dry

Deco.Miami (100%  Vegan)

E

Ella+Mia (100% Vegan)

F

Floss Gloss (100% Vegan)

G

 Gabriel Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Gem Chronicles

♥ Ginger+Liz (100% Vegan)

H

HABIT Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Hi WildFlower 

♥ Hard Candy

♥ Honeybee Gardens

♥ Hula Polish

J

Jin Soon (100% Vegan)

K

Karma Naturals (100% Vegan)

KL Polish 

L

LACC (100% Vegan)

L.A. Girl

LaPierre Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Lauren B. Beauty (100% Vegan)

Little Ondine USA

Luna Star Naturals

LVX (100% Vegan)

M

ManiPure

♥ Manic Panic

 Milani Cosmetics

Mineral Fusion

Misa Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Mischo Beauty (100% Vegan)

MODE (100% Vegan)

Modish Polish (100% Vegan)

Moov Cosmetics (100% Vegan) 

N

 NCLA (100% Vegan)

 No Miss Cosmetics

♥ NYX Cosmetics

O

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Oh Tiff! (100% Vegan)

ORLY

P

Pacifica Beauty (100% Vegan)

 Palate Polish (100% Vegan)

Pear Nova (100% Vegan)

♥ Piggy Paint

Play Love Laugh (100% Vegan)

Polish & Co.

Pretty Serious (100% Vegan)

Priti NYC (100% Vegan)

R

♥ RMS Beauty

S

Sheer Lust

ShOO Polish

Smith & Cult

♥ SOPHi (100% Vegan)

Soulstice Spa

Sparitual (100% Vegan)

♥ Suncoat Products (100% Vegan)

T

♥ Tenoverten (100% Vegan)

Trustfund Beauty (100% Vegan)

U

Urban Decay (100% Vegan) 

W

Wet N’ Wild 

Z

Zapora (100% Vegan) 

ZOYA

 

THE ULTIMATE CRUELTY-FREE & VEGAN NAIL POLISH BRAND LIST 2016

Oh my goodness! After hours of research, I have created an ultimate list of cruelty-free and vegan nail polishes! Happy shopping~ 🙂 

Updated on 3/4/2018

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Nails Polish 1.0

Nail Polish 1.1Nail Polish part 1.2

Nail Polish 1.3

Nail Polish Part 1.4

#

100% Pure

A

Adesse Nail Polish (100% Vegan)

Adrianne K

AILA (100% Vegan)

B

Beauty Without Cruelty (100% Vegan)

Benecos

 The Body Shop

C

♥ Chrome Girl

Ciaté

Context (100% Vegan) 

Côte (100% Vegan)

D

Dazzle Dry

Deco.Miami (100%  Vegan)

E

Ella+Mia (100% Vegan)

F

Floss Gloss (100% Vegan)

G

 Gabriel Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Gem Chronicles

♥ Ginger+Liz (100% Vegan)

H

HABIT Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Hi WildFlower 

♥ Hard Candy

♥ Honeybee Gardens

♥ Hula Polish

J

Jin Soon (100% Vegan)

K

Karma Naturals (100% Vegan)

KL Polish 

L

LACC (100% Vegan)

L.A. Girl

LaPierre Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Lauren B. Beauty (100% Vegan)

Little Ondine USA

Luna Star Naturals

LVX (100% Vegan)

M

ManiPure

♥ Manic Panic

 Milani Cosmetics

Mineral Fusion

Misa Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Mischo Beauty (100% Vegan)

MODE (100% Vegan)

Modish Polish (100% Vegan)

Moov Cosmetics (100% Vegan) 

N

 NCLA (100% Vegan)

 No Miss Cosmetics

♥ NYX Cosmetics

O

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Oh Tiff! (100% Vegan)

ORLY

P

Pacifica Beauty (100% Vegan)

 Palate Polish (100% Vegan)

Pear Nova (100% Vegan)

♥ Piggy Paint

Play Love Laugh (100% Vegan)

Polish & Co.

Pretty Serious (100% Vegan)

Priti NYC (100% Vegan)

R

♥ RMS Beauty

S

Sheer Lust

ShOO Polish

Smith & Cult

♥ SOPHi (100% Vegan)

Soulstice Spa

Sparitual (100% Vegan)

♥ Suncoat Products (100% Vegan)

T

♥ Tenoverten (100% Vegan)

Trustfund Beauty (100% Vegan)

U

Urban Decay (100% Vegan) 

W

Wet N’ Wild 

Z

Zapora (100% Vegan) 

ZOYA

 

10 VEGAN+ CRUELTY-FREE Spring/Summer 2016 Nail Color

The Spring and Summer is almost over so get these colors before it’s too late!

* = VEGAN-FRIENDLY

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  1. AILA in Pinecuporn $17.00 *
  2. Mischo in Billie $18.00  *
  3. LaPierre in Radioactive $15.00 *
  4. Floss Gloss in Tanlines $8.00
  5. Zoya in Carey $10.00
  6. Polish & Company in Bout That Life $12.00
  7. ORLY in Push The Limit $8.50
  8. The Gem Chronicles in Jubilant $8.00
  9. Kitsune’s Closet in Serenity $8.50
  10. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Seething $10.00 *

Day 20: Match made in Heaven: Mani & Pedi

It is very convenient to match your fingers and toes. But why play it safe when you can have a combination with your mani & pedi?

Mani & Pedi Combo

  1. Textured & Solid. What is textured? Basically, a non-smooth finish. Ella+ Mila Nail Polish ($10.50) in Sunset Escape is a deep fiery orange with a bumpy texture when dried. For your toes, use a bright, creamy blue like LVX Nail Polish in Laguna ($18.00).
  2. Neon. The brighter-the better! Colour Raine Nail Polish in Drama Mama ($6.95) is a neon pink. To match, use a neon green like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Polish in Deven Green ($10.00).
  3. Monochromatic. Mono- (Greek for “single, alone”) + -chromatic (Greek for “relation to color”). The goal is to find colors that are similiar, but not the same! Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Imperial Purple ($3.99) is a violet while Zoya Nail Polish in Mira ($9.00) is a blue-toned, medium purple with dusty lavender tones.
  4. Pastel. Soft and muted colors look amazing on all skintones. Orly Nail Polish in Lemonade ($8.50) is a pastel cream yellow while Lillian Eve Nail Polish in Bliss ($12.00) is a soft plum cream.
  5. Complementary. If you remember art class, you probably remember the complementary colors (Red-Green; Blue-Orange; Purple-Yellow). These colors are naturally more pleasing together. For example, Furless Nail Polish in In Control ($12.00) is a bright red. Its conplementary color, green, is Sheswai Lacquer in Dig it ($10.00).
  6. Ivory & Ebony. My spin on the the traditional white and black combination, these are colors that off-white and almost black. Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish in Alabaster ($8.00) is described as a rich, creamy ivory with a bit of pearl shimmer. On the other end, Soulstice Nail Polish in Kiev ($8.00) is a deep garnet. It is so deep, the red, when applied more and more will appear black.

Day 19: Step-by-Step Guide for Better Nails

I use the Paula’s Choice 10 Steps to a Salon-Quality Manicure at Home for my nails. And what a big difference it has made!

So I wanted to share the step-by-step guide and add vegan or cruelty-free products to help you on your healthy nail journey.

Continue reading “Day 19: Step-by-Step Guide for Better Nails”

National Novel Writing Month Day 18:How to Find the Right Nude Nail Color

Though, I promote color over neutral sometimes a nude nail is more appropriate. Maybe you want to tone it down for work or a subtle color for a date–whatever the reason a nude nail is a nice change without going completely bare.

As followed, nude nails do have their rules to bring out the best in you!

Nude Nail Polish

Continue reading “National Novel Writing Month Day 18:How to Find the Right Nude Nail Color”

National Novel Writing Month Day 17: ROY G. BIV ROY G. BIV Nail Polish For Deeper Skintones

We are a lucky bunch! We can pull off most colors in either light or dark, bright or subtle. Experiment and see which color matches your personality. Personally, I am obsessed with blues (maybe because my birthstone is the sapphire…).

ROY G. BIV Dark Skin

National Novel Writing Month Day 16: ROY G. BIV Nail Polish For Medium Skintones

ROY G. BIV–the classic way to remember the colors of the rainbow! Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet! I like crazy colors so I figured to share some colors that work well with medium skintone individuals.

Nail Polish for Medium Skintone ROY B. BIV

TOP 5 Vegan & Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Removers

It’s has been about a week now and it’s time to remove that old polish! But before you grab your conventional nail polish remover; let’s learn what acetone is. Acetone, a common ingredient found in nail polish removers, is a colorless, volatile, flammable organic solvent. That’s right! It’s naturally occurring. It is found in small amount in plants,trees, or even blood. So why do people avoid it? Well, acetone is still a harsh chemical, especially when directly applied onto your nail. This can lead to drier, more brittle nails over time.

But you don’t need acetone to remove the polish. All you need is some alternative ingredients, such as different oils, to help lift the color from your nail, while still moisturizing your digits. Here are some vegan and cruelty-free nail polish removers to try!

Vegan or Cruelty-Free Nail Polish remover

  • Honeybee Gardens Nail Polish Remover $9.99
    • Enriched with horsetail extract to strengthen nails
    • Fortified with vitamin E
    • Fortified with aloe to soothe and protect cuticles
    • Removes water-based and conventional nail polishes
    • Gluten-Free
    • Vegan & Cruelty-Free
    • Child safety cap
  • Karma Naturals Soybean Oil Nail Polish Removers $12.00
    • Vegan & Cruelty-free
    • Comes in three scents (Lavendar, Tea Tree, and Unscented)
    • Free of any petroleum ingredients
    • Derived from farm crops (supporting American farmers)
    • Packaged in 100% recyclable glass bottle
  • SUNCOAT™ Plant Based Nail Polish Remover $12.00
    • Vegan & Cruelty-free
    • Plant-based–made from corn stock fermentation
    • Enriched with vitamin E
    • Removes water-based and conventional nail polishes
    • Oil like consistency, will not dry or discolour nails
    • Biodegradable
    • Spill-Free
  • EXO Pure Remover™ $15.95
    • Cruelty-free
    • Organic
    • Plant-based
    • Designed to condition and repair your nails while it removes polish!
    • Available in four natural scent (Lavendar, Mint, Orange, Unscented)
    • Safe for natural nails, acrylic nails, and removes most gel polishes
  • PRITI NYC Soy Nail Polish Remover $22.00
    • 100% Biodegradable
    • Derived from farm crops
    • Comes in two scents (Lemongrass, Unscented)
    • Can remove water-based or solvent-based nail polishes
    • Has 2 oz. options ($13.00)