In our never-ending quest to bring better beauty to you, here are three non-toxic nail varnish brands in autumn 2013’s trendy shades, from metallics you’ll go mad for to all that glitters. Like always, all these brands are free from toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (dibutyl phthalate) and more. Plus, we have another fabulous new find that’s vegan and cruelty free, with a bounty of beautiful shades for under £7.
Cruelty-free Non-Toxic Nail Varnish: ORLY Surreal Collection
Because ORLY’s Surreal Collection is five free (as in free of formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, camphor and animal testing), you can delve into these deliciously fun non-toxic nail varnish shades with delight. Plus, there is something in this spoiling spectrum for everyone, from Digital Glitter, to shimmery Pixie Powder, to creamy Pink Waterfall.
Available this month at graftonsbeauty.co.uk for £10.25 each.
Surreal’s non-toxic nail varnish shades (from top left to bottom right): Purple Poodle, Digital Glitter, Angel Shimmer, Pink Waterfall, Teal Unreal and Pixie Powder.
Vegan and Cruelty-Free Non-Toxic Nail Varnish: benecos Natural Nail Varnish
If you’re looking for neutrals or a little lavender shimmer for under £7, benecos Natural Nail Varnishes give you a generous dose of suit-any-skin tone shades. All their non-toxic nail varnishes are fabulously formulated without formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, camphor and colophony. What’s more, these vixen shades are vegan and cruelty free. benecos non-toxic nail varnish shades (from left to right): Tender Kiss (a light lavender shimmer); Urban Grey (warm light grey); and Sweet Nougat (delicious warm brown), £6.95 each.
‘Budget Buy’ Non-Toxic Nail Varnish: Mavala
What can we say about Mavala’s Arabesque collection or about Mavala in general? Well, if you’re new to the line: firstly, all their tempting and trendy non-toxic nail varnish shades are under a fiver, £4.50 each. Secondly, these varnishes curb those colour cravings from counter brands by offering healthier hues made without formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, parabens, camphor, cellophane, animal ingredients and heavy metal. Available in store at John Lewis, Debenhams and Boots.
Mavala’s non-toxic nail varnish shades (from left to right): Peacock Green, Shimmer Violet, Copper Gold and Metallic Grey.