You probably can’t pronounce them–I can’t, either–but if you’re any kind of cosmetic junkie, you’ve probably heard about the seven toxic chemicals usually found in commercial nail polish*. A few years ago I bought my first 7-free nail polish–without those horrific chemicals– and now, that’s all I’ll buy. Which brings me to my favorite cosmetics line, Pacifica Beauty, who sent me this trio of powerhouse nail colors to try for spring.
I love them. And I especially love that Pacifica Beauty makes 7-free nail color, which means NO NASTY CHEMICALS. Why should you care? Because the seven chemicals are environmental or health hazards; some are even carcinogens. Europe banned them a while ago. They’re just not good for us, and if we have a healthier alternative, it’s only logical to use it. So, the 7-free nature of these polishes is a big plus.
But just as good: the wider brush. A wider brush means color that goes on easily with full coverage. It’s another big win in my book.
Pacifica nail polish dries quickly–another important characteristic, because I’m impatient and rarely take the time needed for polish to dry. Which is why I often ding my freshly-painted nails. Like 99% of the time. Fast-drying is a MUST.
Did I mention they are durable? Long wear is a hallmark of this brand. Not so with some of the polishes I’ve bought. The Pacifica polishes all apply smoothly, too, and come in a whole bunch of fun colors.
My package had colors I got excited about:
Superfox is that beautiful teal blue color, one of my favorites, because I wear so much teal.
I love Midnight Rambler because I haven’t bought a navy blue polish and it’s the perfect color when I’m having a jeans kind of week. Which is most of the time.
And the neutral Stardust Memories on the right goes with everything. There was a lot to like in this package and I’ll get a lot of use out of these great 7-free polishes.
But there are also many other gorgeous colors to choose from and each one is only $9 at Ulta.
Remember the other great things about Pacific Beauty products: 100% vegan, cruelty-free as there is no animal testing and of course, the use of recyclable and sustainable ingredients.
Pacifica Beauty is a true, 21st century cosmetic company with 21st century values, including high-quality products. But don’t take my word for it. Give their products a try, yourself!
*Toxic nail polish chemicals are: phthalates (dibutyl phthalate) toluene, parabens, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, triphenyl phosphate and xylene. NONE in Pacifica Beauty’s nail polishes.