A nail polish review seemed like an appropriate addition to a week full of beach-themed posts, so today I’ll be reviewing Vapour’s 3-Free Nail Lacquers in Trance and Eternal shades.
Ingredients (provided at vapourbeauty.com)- “Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid, Isoproply Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Iron Oxide, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake.”
The preliminary report that I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 2. The only individual ingredients with hazard scores above a 2 are yellow 5 lake, red 6 lake, isopropyl alcohol, and ethyl acetate. Most of us already know that all nail polishes are inherently unnatural, but I could definitely use this stuff every other week or so without losing any sleep.
Some great things about these polishes:
1. They’re free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DHB), and formaldehyde, nanoparticles, and parabens.
2. They’re also cruelty and gluten-free.
3. The inner and outer packaging is recyclable.
Product Description(provided at vapourbeauty.com)- “Vapour Vernissage is a highly curated line of nail lacquers. These New Classics are chic with enough edge to keep you au courant.
Vernissage gives a super glossy shine, is long-wearing, chip resistant and smooth to the touch. We’ve packaged Vernissage in petite bottles to reduce the amount of unused polish that finds its way to the landfill.
Vernissage is a term artists have used since the days of the 19th Century Parisian Salons. The term refers to the night before an art opening, when artists would do frantic last minute touch ups to their canvasses. These Vernissages became raucous informal previews for selected patrons and friends of the artist.
Vapour invites you to celebrate in the spirit of a night in Paris; hear the timeless glittering laughter and champagne toasts in Vernissage 3-Free Nail Lacquer.”
Price– $12.00 for a .25 oz. bottle.
Performance– This polish is much more chip resistant than I expected it to be, and that’s obviously a good thing. Piggy Paint, one of the only other “natural” polishes I’ve used, doesn’t hold a candle to this product’s staying power. I’m also notoriously bad at painting my nails (it usually takes me around three tries to achieve smooth, neat results), but these polishes went on smoothly with the first coat and didn’t look at all caked on with the second. Honestly, since I tend to go for more vibrant shades, I was a little hesitant when I saw the muted colors I’d received. BUT after applying the polish and checking out my fingers and toes, I surprised myself with how much I liked both polishes. The shades feel grown up in a good way, and I could easily wear them to a job interview without feeling ridiculous (not so much the case with a bright turquoise). I never would’ve selected the shades for myself, but I’m so glad someone else did!
Here are my freshly-painted fingers (eternal) and toes (trance):
Scent– Well, it smells like nail polish. Use your head, avoid a headache, and paint your nails outside.
Rating– I’m subtracting a point since the ingredients aren’t perfect, but both shades of this polish definitely earn a solid 9/10.
Would I purchase this item again? Yes! I’ve already got my eye on ether and scandal.
*Products were provided by Vapour. Opinions provided by me.
P.S. This is the first of many Vapour reviews you’ll be seeing on T&J, so stick around! I’ll be experimenting with fancy, intimidating things I’ve never used before like highlighter and foundation.
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