On the hunt for good, vegan nail polish? I just learned that OPI is cruelty free!
I have been really into painting my nails lately, and with the seasons starting to change, I’ve been shopping for new vegan nail polish to add to my color pallet. “What the heck?” you may be asking, “How can nail polish not be vegan?” Veganism is not just a diet – it’s a lifestyle based on compassion, and that means no animal testing.
Of course, you want your nail polish to be as healthy for you as it is for the planet and for animals, so choosing not only vegan nail polish, but nontoxic polish is super important. For me, that meant standing in front of the nail polish display doing some smart phone googling. Here is the great news that I found about OPI polishes:
- They are vegan. OPI doesn’t test on animals, and they’ve got the certification to prove it.
- They’re nontoxic. OPI polish scores a 2 on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database. That means that their polishes are “low hazard.”
I picked up a bottle of OPI polish in You Don’t Know Jacques, and it’s quickly becoming my favorite polish. It goes on smoothly, which is a relief. I thought that I sucked at painting my nails, but it turns out that I was just using cheap, gloppy nail polish. How exciting to find a vegan nail polish that aligns with my values and is a joy to use!
It also doesn’t seem to chip as easily, which I think is due to the thinner coats I’m able to do with this polish. With cheaper polishes, I was doing one thick, uneven coat because it just wouldn’t go on thinly. This polish takes an extra coat to give you full coverage, but using more thin coats is kind of painting 101, and nail painting is really just painting on a tiny, tiny scale, right?
I’m in love with this color, and I can’t wait to add more OPI vegan nail polish to my collection! Do you have a favorite brand of nontoxic, vegan nail polish? I’d love to explore this area more!
Image Credit: screenshot from OPI website