Coming from a reformed nail bitter, the best thing about not demolishing your own fingers is the fact you get to paint them all the colours of the rainbow.
I started investing in natural and organic products for my whole body, including what I put inside food wise, but it had never really occurred to me that the nail varnish I could be using would have a whole host of very toxic ingredients list.
I must admit I normally stick to the dark side but the other day the sun was shining (after the most depressing week of British weather) and I felt all the summer feels, so I painted them a beautiful coral. The most alluring colour, I was instantly attracted to ‘Oxygenated Orange’ by Nailberry.
They are a fabulously British brand which started in no other than Chelsea London. A relatively young company being born they launched their first nail varnish in 2014 and went on to win a whole host of top awards, that many young companies can only dream of. Then L’oxygene was born and they made sure it had none of the harmful nasties such as formaldehyde, toluene, camphor, DPB and ethanol.
It says to apply two coats but this nail varnish is so fantastic that you only need one coat! Just one coat and bam you are done, rather than sitting there for an eternity layering. I found because of its thickness it did not seem to chip easily, which I think we can all agree there is nothing worse than painting your nails and you throw a small terrible twos tantrum because you have knocked/chipped one before you have even left the house.
It also is incredibly shiny, which I love! I personally would always apply a base and top coat for the all-round perfect manicure, but if you are against the clock then do not feel the pressure to add more aspects to your nail painting routine. All round this is short but sweet and I have to say my first purchase of no nasties nail varnish has been a mighty success! I would definitely by this brand again and now I can feel beautifully summer-y even if it is like the arctic outside.