Kure Bazaar Nail Polish

  From left, Macaron, Corso 22, Sakura.

From left, Macaron, Corso 22, Sakura.

Kure Bazaar was created by a former French model whom, while pregnant, became increasingly conscious of the food she was eating and the ingredients in her beauty product. Like me, she instinctively stopped wearing nail polish during the early months after she gave birth. Eventually, she and a chemist friend launched this nail polish line that's not only 5-Free*, but 85% of the formula is of natural origin, including wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes and corn.

The formulas ($16) are brilliantly shiny and opaque, and they withstand chipping quite well. However, a few days in, the color fades and starts to crack like eggshells. Admittedly, I am pretty hard on my nails. Nail polishes rarely last for more than four days on my hands, so I may not be the target consumer. 

Proudly made in France, Kure Bazaar's colors are gorgeous and thoughtful; it's no stretch of the imagination to envision someone within the fashion industry at the helm. The elegant packaging is nearly identical to Chanel's polishes.

 From left, First Base, Milk, Final Touch.

From left, First Base, Milk, Final Touch.

 From left, Macaron, Corso 22, Sakura.

From left, Macaron, Corso 22, Sakura.

*5-Free refers to formulas made without Formaldehyde, Toulene, Synthetic Camphor, Dibutyl Pthlalate or Formaldehyde Resin

Ingredients: 

clear f9700, titanium dioxide, cica, manganese violet, red 6 lake, tin oxide, yellow 5 lake.
 

$16 / Spirit Beauty Lounge