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5 CLEAN NAIL POLISHES TO GET YOU IN THE FESTIVE MOOD

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christm– well, not just yet. Sadly, it’s only November: the dreaded limbo between Halloween and Christmas, when it’s too late to rock a gothic eyeliner but too early to sneak those Rudolph jumpers and year-old tinsel from the loft. However, it is the time of year where just a touch of natural festive glam wouldn’t go amiss, and nothing does the job quite like a fresh, glossy mani. (Apart from perhaps a slick of red lippy. Obv.)

What can you expect from your ‘standard’ nail polish?

Basically this: chemical-rich formulas with little or no naturally derived ingredients. If this sends goosebumps up your arms, fear not! The clean beauty movement is naturally transforming the industry (pun intended) as beauty brands finally wake up to the fact that, quite frankly, toxic ingredients such as formaldehyde aren’t needed and aren’t welcome anywhere near our delicate paws.

So here’s our pick of 5 party-perfect shades to satisfy your clean beauty cravings…

The Cool One

Nailberry Star Dust Clean Nail Polish Lacquer
Nailberry Nail Lacquer in Star Dust, £14, nailberry.co.uk

NAILBERRY’s Star Dust is the jewel in the crown of their new festive collection. A fine, iridescent glitter lacquer, it’s the pearly polish that will complement any outfit. It’s ’12-free’ cruelty-free formula containing no formaldehyde, toluene, camphor, DBP, or formaldehyde resin, so go forth and sparkle without the worry.

The Trendy One

Kure Bazaar Nail Lacquer Polish in Stiletto Red,
£15, myshowcase.com.
Buy now and get a free Kure glass nail file!

Christmas + red = yasssss. When it came to Kure Bazaar’s cult shade Stiletto, we swiped right without a second thought. It’s made with 85% natural ingredients, of which some were derived from wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes and even corn! What’s more, it’s free from: Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate, Synthetic Camphor, Tolune – all without compromising on its salon-quality quick-dry, high-shine formula. Indeed a mighty feat worthy of applause.

The Avant-Garde One

Soigne Nail Lacquer in Le Miroir Trendy Nail Polish
Soigne Nail Lacquer in Le Miroir, £23, soignenails.com

It’s all smoke and mirrors with Soigné. Their limited edition shade Le Miroir embodies December decadence. Made with 85% plant-sourced natural ingredients and complete with a ‘5-free’ formula, this platinum mirrored effect is grown-up festive fun.

The Halloweenish One

Butter London Trend Nail Lacquer in HRH, £12, feelunique.com

For a little more gothic glam, go regal with Butter London’s HRH. A high-gloss, deep purple shade that says cool girl, winter wonderland and Christmas party in all the right measures. All of Butter London’s lacquers are ‘8-free’, containing no Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, or TPHP. In fact, they’re enriched with vitamins B, C & E to promote healthy nails. Winning!

The Party One

Mavala Mini Nail Colour Polish Lacquer in Angel
Mavala Mini Nail Colour in Angel, £5, johnlewis.com

Now it might be a little too early to mention stocking fillers…but we couldn’t resist! MAVALA’s polishes are super cute. They may look mini, but when was the last time you finished a full bottle? Exactly. Plus, this pink glitter comes with angel wings. Dreamy AF. All of MAVALA nail colours are free from: Toluene, Formaldehyde, Phthalates (DBP), Collophane, Parabens, Camphor, animal ingredients and heavy metals. Dreamy.

– Hannah Bennett

Title image  NCLA, via Galore Magazine.