I was so excited to try the Creamy Nail Polish I bought from 100% Pure. In fact, I’m eager to try many of their cosmetics, as they boast USA made products with completely natural ingredients, that are free of harmful chemicals, artificial preservatives and colors, as well as being 100% cruelty-free.
Specifically, 100% Pure Nail Polishes are “10-free” – free of formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates, and animal ingredients. Can you believe how much crap goes into mainstream cosmetics? I’m glad to support a company that eliminates all of that junk and still offers vegan, luxe products (high-quality, but not expensive).
I ordered the shade called Popsicle and the Glass Top Coat Polish. They were $12 each, and the order shipped for free, as they offer free shipping with no minimum (sign me up!) Right away, I was impressed with how rich the Popsicle color was. A true magenta.
I gave myself a proper pedicure, complete with a foot soak, scrub and total nail prep.
At first, I was a little concerned with how thin the polish seemed for the first coat. But after the second coat, the polish was even and as creamy as promised. I finished it off with the top coat, and the result was awesome.
My toenails were shiny and bright and gorgeous. The polish dried quickly, without bubbles (which happens to me a lot, for some reason). The next morning, they were as beautiful as they were when I went to sleep — often times, when I do my toes at night, like I did here, I wake up with junked-up toenail polish from the covers. But the 100% Pure Creamy Nail Polish held up! I was so happy. My daughter was very impressed — Booyah!
Cut to 24 hours later, when I went out for the night. In heels.
So the nail polish dried completely the night before. It survived a night under the sheets, a 70 minute yoga the next day and the countless number of times I stubbed my bare toes throughout the day.
But they did not stand up to high-heels. I was so sad. I spent about 3 hours in heels the following night, mostly sitting down, and when I came home and took off my shoes, damage! What a bummer!
Now, in the Polish’s defense, I walk heavily. But I was super bummed to see that after a full day to set, the nail polish couldn’t withstand an evening in shoes without sliding and piling. It didn’t chip, it slid, like it was still wet.
I will definitely use it and purchase it again, knowing now not to put it through any stress test. The colors are vibrant, the coat is shiny, and with a little love, they will make my summer feet stay gorgeous. But I am disappointed that I have to redo them so soon. Who has the time??
I think this weekend, I’ll take the polish and topcoat to a professional nail spa for my pedicure. I’ll post an update from that, and we’ll compare notes between my pedicure and the professional touch.
FYI, I contacted 100% Pure to ask if they had any advice that I could include in this post. When/if they send me a reply, I’ll happily update with that as well.
Let me know if you have any suggestions about how to prevent this in the future, or if you have a good vegan nail polish you could also recommend.