A Beautiful Life Natural Nail Lacquers is a “green” line of nail lacquers from the company A Beautiful Life Brands. Their nail colors are big 3 free, non-toxic, soy based and come in recyclable packaging!
They currently have about 18 colors available and I have tested three of them, along with their soy nail polish remover for you.
The formula on these is just ok in my book. Two of them were pretty thick and had a little bit of a sticky feel to them, which made it more difficult to get even coats. The other was very sheer, but that wasn’t the formula’s fault, it was meant to be a sheer color.
One great thing about these, other than the green bonus, is that they print the name of the color on the front of the bottle. I think that’s a great idea and wish more company’s would do the same thing. A lot of times those little stickers fall off older bottles then I can’t remember what they are anymore!
Vette is a baby blue creme. I think this color is really flattering and gorgeous, if not a dupe for many other baby “Tiffany” blues I already have. Of the three I tested, this was the thickest one, and I had a little trouble with it. But it did turn out fairly decent in the pic. This was two coats.
Poison is a deep, cool, red creme. This wasnt as thick as Vette, however I did have some application issues. You can tell especially on my middle finger there was some color drag going on with this. It’s a nice red though. This was two coats.
Juiced is a very sheer yellow/orange. This one wasn’t thick and sticky at all, but WAY too sheer for me. This is three coats here and I could probably apply three more and it would still be sheer. But the name is Juiced so I think it’s probably meant to be a juicy, sheer, bright color. It’s just not my style.
I didn’t have any real positive expectations about a soy polish remover, in all honesty. I really thought it was going to be awful, and take an eternity to get color off my nails. Boy was I wrong, this stuff is really good!
The polish is soy based and big 3 free. The ingredients are: Cocomide Dea (a biodegradable surfacent), Natural Soybean Esters and Pink Grapefruit Essential Oils.
They say on their website it has a slight grapefruit scent, but I didn’t smell anything at all, which is fine by me.
When you open the top you see there is a little hole that you squirt the polish out of (like squeezable ranch dressing). I think that’s nice because that way you can’t easily spill it, and also it keeps you from getting too much remover on a cotton ball.
As far as how it works, it’s pretty darn good, at least with their polishes. I had zero trouble removing the polish; it was just like using OPI Expert Touch or Zoya Remove. It didn’t take me any longer, and I didn’t have to press any harder on the nail to get everything off. It does leave a slightly oily look & feel, like a cuticle oil does, but it disappears quickly.
One big drawback about the remover for me is the size for the price. They come in 4 oz bottles and cost $20.00. I think that’s pretty steep for the size, so I’m not sure if I would actually buy it myself.
One other thing to note, the color swatches on their website are pretty inaccurate, so I wouldn’t totally rely on those if you order from them. The nail lacquers cost $12.00 each and you can check them out here.
Have you ever used soy nail polish or remover, and if so, what’s your take on the quality?