Independent Nail Brands to Stan

Unique nail colors and styles with clean formulas from indie beauty brands are ready for you. Are you ready for them?
ToriBPowellToriBPowell
Sep. 2, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!In the past, the chemicals within my nail polishes were the least of my worries when getting a mani/pedi or doing one on myself. Nail time has always been my relaxation period to decompress, take care of myself, and forget about the stress of the world. Because of this, I didn’t think twice about what my nail polishes were actually made out of. I had grown comfortable in my familiar products and doubted any actual damage that they could cause since I had used them for so long. But then I realized that self care has to begin with products and their brand values. How can I possibly make myself better if what’s being put onto my body is dangerous and perpetuates unethical practices? On a pursuit to dedicate myself to healthier self care, I did research. I found out that many popular nail brands test on animals or use them to color and dye products. I also discovered that the ingredients within many of my traditional nail polishes consist of toxic chemicals which doctors say can dry into nails and skin. Some of these ingredients included toluene which is believed to cause nervous system impairment, xylene which when inhaled can cause depression, camphor that can cause headaches and nausea, and more. Yikes. That’s where “10-free” nail polishes stepped in to save the day. “10-free” is a description for products that don’t include ten harmful ingredients that are oftentimes found within typical beauty products. Luckily, more and more brands are becoming aware of this and are taking the pledge to not use certain toxic chemicals. I’ve pulled together six independent nail brands that are making “10-free” polishes so good that you’ll never want to go back to your regular toxic products. Sundays
No.45, sundays, cherie
sundaysNo.45
Created by Amy Ling Lin in New York with the ideology that no one should ever have to sacrifice health for beauty, sundays nail polishes have created a wide variety of long-lasting colors without all of the toxicity. Fattys Soap Co. Heather Rai is the owner of Fattys Soap Co. on Etsy who makes nail polishes with crazy cool colors and textures to try. Reigning from Wisconsin, Rae’s 10-free styles are sure to have you completely obsessed and never turning back. Orosa BeautyOrosa beauty is actually 14-free from harmful ingredients and they call their list of toxins that they’re staying away from the “nope” list. Orosa’s line of colors are bright and poppy at affordable prices that you’ll absolutely adore.JLLacquer
Rainbow Bridge, JL LACQUER, cherie
JL LACQUERRainbow Bridge
JLLacquer nail polishes are light and have a glassy and shiny finish to them. Polishes are made ethically by hand so that you know exactly what’s going on with your products. Colors are super classy and have rave reviews from customers.Aila CosmeticsAila Cosmetics was founded by a cancer survivor who searched for products that didn’t have to sacrifice health for beauty and function. Polishes are designed to not only give you stunningly gorgeous colored nails but also strong and healthy ones underneath too. Côte
No. 4, côte, cherie
côteNo. 4
Côte products are some of the cleanest in the world and have humble beginnings with their founders Mary Lennon and Leah Yari. The brand’s standards are fixated on safety and quality through an array of different products to choose from. Whichever products you may choose to try out, consider prioritizing your self care and make sure to stan these amazing brands who are making a difference!
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