This is my nail polish collection, perhaps the only area in my dip to vanity that has remained untouched by my magpie tendencies to hoard and collect the shinies.°
The only reason why I even bought these (except for the tiny MaxFactor Glossfinity,* which was in a BDJ Box I received) was because I was looking for cruelty-free nail polish that was available here. Butter London and Scotch Naturals fit the bill. They are CF and don’t have a lot of bad chemicals and are available here through online resellers like AVA, which is where I bought these ones that I have.
I have Bossy Boots, a creamy pale green, and No More Waity Katie, a weird purple-grey with shimmer, from Butter London, and then Ceasefire, a kind of deep hunter green from Scotch Naturals.
As much as I like these, I only have three colors because they are crazy expensive and take too much trouble to put on. This is my nail routine:
1. Base Coat
2. Nail Polish
I usually accidentally smoosh or chip the polish before it dries thoroughly, though I should note that Butter London is actually amazing and dries super fast, which is why I love their formula. Add to that, their polish can withstand a lot of trauma before they start to chip. I didn’t have the same luck with Scotch Naturals, and MaxFactor was just a smoosh pile on top of my nails.
I recently bought a top coat so that I can actually keep on using my Scotch Naturals because I love the actual contents of the formula, which contains four general ingredients: water, acrylic polymer, Butoxy diglycol, and ‘non-toxic colorants’.
When I rave about Butter London, you have to understand that I hate almost all nail polish formulas, and that me actually saying I love Butter London means a lot.
Anyway, I meant for this to be a short post asking what’s a beauty product everyone is crazy about that you never really got into? Mine is definitely nails. And maybe hair.
° This is actually not true anymore. I placed an order for a few Butter London colors, since they’re having a massive sale (Seriously, go here now.) and this is the only formula that made me actually like nail polish.
* PR Sample. MaxFactor is not cruelty-free.