Given that we are enamel addicts ourselves, we immediately took to Kisten Hunter’s blog, Polish Pauper, which is devoted entirely to her love of all things lacquer. This week we’re lucky enough to have the connoisseur blogging for us about the green, non-toxic formulas she’s tested recently and, like always, she doesn’t hold back on how long they truly last!
Clockwise top left: Cult Nails colors My Kind of Kool Aid, Iconic, Quench, and Living Water.
Most of us polish fanatics dream of creating our own nail polish colors, but Maria Morrison of Cult Nails actually did it! Cult Nails put out its first collection at the beginning of this year with four colors, My Kind of Kool Aid, a gray-purple with an awesome shimmer, Iconic, a warm berry-filled hue with red glitter and a gold shimmer, Living Water, a deep blue jelly-filled shade with green and blue glitter, and finally Quench, a super super-shiny deep red. Morrison wanted to make the polish as eco-friendly as possible, so not only are the big three free, but they also don’t contain any phthalate or camphor and are vegan and cruelty-free. The shipping is even green: all shipping materials are either recyclable or reusable and cotton balls are used as packing material. This formula is incredibly durable and applied like a dream. I wore My Kind of Kool Aid on a three day trip to NYC and didn’t get even a single chip. For a small company, they are certainly on the right track. To get a sneak peek at Morrison’s new collection, A Day at the Races, click here. My favorites are Captivated and Let Me Fly.
Vibrant hues make the best nail colors, but getting them off can be tough. Deborah Lippmann’s Stripper To Go packets are mini miracle workers and gentle on your skin.