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Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands For Kids

A List Of Water-Based And Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands For Kids That Are Mom Approved

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Little kids copy everything we grownups do—which means they want to paint their nails to look pretty just like mommy.

But, as we all know, conventional “grown up” nail polish isn’t safe for little ones to use. Nail polish is full of unhealthy chemicals and toxins that can harm your little one via fumes and accidental ingestion (kids like to put their hands into their mouth a lot). And it’s not worth risking their health and safety.

We recommend water-based nail polish instead. There are quite a few nail polish brands that make baby and kid-friendly peel-off nail polish that’s made with non-toxic ingredients and is completely safe to use.

A Little Nail Polish History

Nail color has been around for quite some time. In fact, you’ll be pretty surprised to know that the trend dates back all the to way to 3,200 BC, where the Babylonians engaged in nail painting prior to battle, in order to distinguish rank.

Likewise, the practice was used by the Chinese dating back to 3,000 BC to distinguish class and dynasty. And ofcourse, by the Egyptians.

Only, nail color wasn’t made of the same toxic ingredients that we’re familiar with today. Not even close.

Ancient nail “polish” was made from natural ingredients such as kohl (a dark powder similar to charcoal), beeswax, and plant dyes—there was no formaldehyde, acetone or sulfates.

Nail polish today, on the other hand, is formulated with harsh and harmful chemicals, animal products and embalming fluid—check out 16 of the most common chemicals used in nail polish today:

1. Formaldehyde, 2. Formaldehyde Resin, 3. Toluene, 4. Xylene, 5. Acetone, 6. Phthalates (including DBP), 7. Camphor, 8. Parabens, 9. Ethyl Tosylamide, 10. Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP), 11. Animal-derived ingredients, 12. Styrene, 13. Bisphenol A, 14. Glycol Ether of Series E (Glycol ethers derived from ethylene oxide), 15. Nonylphenol ethoxylate, 16. Sulfate

Animals are also used to create certain shades of nail polish. You know that really pretty, pearly shimmer in nailpolish? That, unfortunately, is a result of fish scales. Then you have certain colors, like red shades, which require the need for boiled beetles, and animal fat to achieve a preferred thickness.

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Reasons To Use Water-Based Polish

Water based nail polish is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and are void of harmful fumes; some are completely odorless while others contain fun safe scents. Nail polish for kids is also cruelty-free and does not contain any animal products.

Another great benefit to using water-based nail polish for kids is that most brands create ‘peel off’ formulas—which is convenient because kids like to switch up color all the time, plus, the use of a nail polish remover is not necessary!

If you’re considering purchasing water-based vegan nail polish for your child, then take a look at our recommended list of brands below!

Nailmatic

The Nailmatic nail polish brand is made in France and is water-based. Each color has its own personality, and easily comes off with a bit of soap and water—that’s especially good in case it accidentally gets on your furniture! It’s pretty, it’s cute and the packaging is adorable!

Piggy Paint

Piggy Paint is a premium water based nail polish brand for kids that moms have trusted for the last 12 years and counting. Piggy Paint nail polish is odorless and contains zero toxic chemicals—no wonder their tagline is: “as safe as mud”. It’s even safe for pregnant moms to use as well! It’s also important to note that Piggy paint, though water-based, is not a peel off polish and does require nail polish remover (which they also make and is likewise non-toxic).

Miss Nella

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Miss Nella is a water-based nail polish brand for kids that easily peels off—allowing your child to experiment with different colors as often as they like. Miss Nella nail polish comes in all sorts of fun vibrant colors and is arranged in fun packaging which is totally giftable and makes for fun stocking stuffers.

Klee Kids

Klee Kids “naturally good” nail polish is a paint and peel water-based nail polish that is non-toxic and odor free. The Klee Kids nail polish comes in adorable glass bottles that contain fun little jewels on top of the caps that little kids adore! These make super fun birthday gifts as well as stocking stuffers!

Disney Princess

The Disney Princess nail polish set is a water-based peel off nail polish for kids that’s non-toxic and smells like bubble gum! If your little one loves Disney princesses, then they will love these fun nail polish colors that match their favorite princess. You can find Beauty And The Beast, as well as other Disney favorites on Amazon.

Hot Focus

Hot focus is a cute non-toxic and water-based kids’ nail polish that easily peels off and contains a pleasant creamy scent! This peel off nail polish comes in 5 fun vibrant colors and aesthetically cute containers!

Snails

Snails nail polish is a water-based non-toxic nail polish for kids that is odorless and easily peels off. We especially love the bottle design and cute accent pieces that each color contains—from bow ties to tutu ruffles, these are a must-have for “girly girls”.

Best Vegan Hair Dyes

These Ethical And Cruelty-Free Hair Dye Brands Will Leave You Feeling Fun And Flirty This Summer!

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Have you ever dyed your hair with traditional at-home hair color and almost had to call 911 because the fumes nearly killed you? I think we all made that mistake one time or another. Unfortunately, vegan hair dye wasn’t always available on store shelves. But, these days, they are plentiful, and some of the colors are incredibly fun, flirty and vibrant.

So what are your plans this summer? No, really! Let me know in the comments!


Last summer was a dud due to Covid, but this year, you get a chance to go out and actually live. And what better way to celebrate than to give your hair a little makeover with some ethical vegan hair color that’ll turn heads!

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Vegan hair dye is:

  • PPD Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Ammonia Free
  • GMO Free
  • Cruelty Free

And I wish that all hair dye consisted of these qualities, but unfortunately, they don’t. Not only is traditional dye horrible for your health, it’s also bad for the environment, because you’re rinsing it out in sink, and all of those chemicals go down the drain.

Vegan hair dye on the other hand, is nontoxic and eco-friendly, so you won’t feel bad about using it. And many are semi-permanent, which is great because you get to experiment with different shades without damaging your hair!

So this summer, change it up a notch, and enjoy life! Metallic type of shades like greys and silver are tending this year—and you’ll look great at the beach, raves or wherever else life takes you. Take a look below for some inspiration and have fun responsibly!

Punky Semi-Permanent Vegan Hair Colour

Punky

Punky semi-permanent hair dye has beautiful vibrant colors that can be applied to both light and dark hair—it actually leaves awesome highlights and shine on dark hair! This vegan dye lasts up to 35 washes and looks great with ombré hair!

INH Vegan Hair Dye

INH

This semi-permanent vegan hair dye by INH deep conditions as you dye your hair! It’s great for all hair types and all shades, and leaves your hair feeling soft and nourished, instead dry and unmanageable. It’s available in many colors and has really good reviews!

Brite Vegan Hair Dye

Brite

The Brite vegan hair dye comes in fun and flirty pastel colors—like this pastel pink! It lasts from 5-30 washes, depending on hair type and leaves your hair feeling hydrated! This vegan hair dye works particularly better on light colored hair, but the great news is that they also sell a vegan and ammonia free bleach kit if you’re wanting to go that route!

Arctic Fox Vegan Hair Dye

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Arctic Dye is another great semi-permanent vegan hair dye that deposits insanely vivid color! It nourishes as it sets and fades out gracefully. The cool thing about this brand is that 15% of all profits go toward charities who work to end animal abuse.

Smart Beauty Vegan Hair Dye

Smart Beauty

Unlike most vegan hair dyes which tend to be only semi-permanent, the this Smart Beauty hair color is permanent. It’s perfect for achieving a metallic pastel shade that looks fun and vibrant!

Manic Panic Vegan Hair Dye

Manic Panic

Manic Panic is a really fun hair care line and they have awesome vegan hair dyes as well! Their formula lasts for about 4-6 weeks and gradually fades. They have many shades available that are fun, vibrant and easy to apply!