I’ve loved nail polish as long as I can remember. I’m incredibly committed and it’s a pretty rare sight seeing me sans polish. Having perfectly manicured hands just makes me feel like I’ve got my shit together, really. In the last couple of years I’ve been fairly loyal to shellac manicures but my exploraiton of all things natural beauty has led to my discovery of Kure Bazaar Nail Polishes. Nail colour that looks exciting, performs well and manages to be natural in its formula.
Colour without compromise
Who are Kure Bazaar?
Kure Bazaar are a French natural nail care brand who specialise in having fashion-led collections of natural polish. The brand was founded in 2012 by the model Kartika Luyet after she began looking for greener alternatives to her everyday beauty essentials. This is how all good natural brands start! The brand promises to rival mainsteam polishes in terms of longevity, quality and luxury. The feel of the brand is definitely chic and it achieved its aim in feeling luxurious.
There’s an overwhelming amount of shade – I tried three:
Chloe – a mauve/putty cream
Lipstick – warm-toned red
French Rose – sheer pink nude
Shop Kure Bazaar.
So, Kure Bazaar’s entire ethos is that the formula is made up of 90% natural ingredients and none of the harmful substances found in a lot of other polishes. They’re essentially bridging the gap between colourful, fashion-led collections and a natural formula, which is no mean feat. The formula is 10-free – free from toulene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, synthetic camphor, TPHP, parabens, benxophenone 1-3, nano colours and styrene. Oh, and it’s Vegan. Formaldehyde harden the nails but is a carcinogen, dibutyl phthalate keeps polish liquid but has been linked to reproductive issues and toluene can give people headaches. Hmm. All nasty, and all things to avoid. A lot of brands avoid the aforementioned ‘toxic three’ but Kure Bazaar goes much further and eliminates ten of the main offending chemicals.
I’d admit to being slightly dubious about how good the quality of the polishes would be, sans all the chemicals that surely make up what nail polish is. However, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference! The brush and the consistency just reminds me of Essie, but it smells far less offensive. It dries quickly, and lasted five days sans chips on me.
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