natural nail polish 2013

There’s just too much going on in the natural beauty world for us not to obsess. We’re gettiing the word out and letting you know about those one-off, crazy products that are driving us wild and keeping us abuzz!

What: Kure Bazaar’s 4-free, eco-natural polishes. We’re in love with the idea of minimizing toxins in all our products, but detoxing our nail products gives us a special thrill. It’s something about all the fumes and wet-finish laquers that makes the switch away from potentially hazardous products especially fufilling.

This season, Kure is showcasing three glorious pastel shades inspired by Paris’ recent haute couture shows, specifically, Japanese designer Yoshiki Hishinuma’s garden-party pops of natural color.

WHY: As if you need a reason. Kure’s colors are on-trend, yet slightly off-center. We can’t get enough of pastel anything and nail beds make as good a canvas as any to showcase our favorite hues. With summer colors at their peak, we’re painting these color pops on and getting our fix before fall’s moodier shades start luring us into the new season…

how: If your budget for haute couture this summer is waning, get the polishes and call it a day! Find the colors at our favorite beauty shop, Spirit Beauty Lounge – or enter to win the set of bottles we’re giving away to one lucky reader. Enter to win in the comments below by sharing your favorite tip for great nails!

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  1. I take Biotin everyday, give my nails a break between polishes, and use a cuticle cream a few times a week. I love these polish colors!

    Kate | 07.24.2013 | Reply
  2. I always try to cut my nails right after taking a shower, which makes the job much easier because they are soft and not too brittle.

    Suzan | 07.24.2013 | Reply
  3. coconut oil!

    Christine F. Mitchell | 07.24.2013 | Reply
  4. Cut a lemon in half and rub onto nails to help with discoloration that can be caused from using lots of dark polishes. I also like pure shea butter to add moisture to the nails and hands.

    Donna F. | 07.24.2013 | Reply
  5. I always give my nails a break from polish every few weeks. Also, coconut oil ( massage into nails and cuticles) is so nourishing !!

    Jennifer | 07.24.2013 | Reply
  6. I moisturize my hands and cuticles every night with Waxelene–delicious smell and happy nails! I try to lighten the toxic load of nail polish by going with 3-free or 5-free options, and let my nails breathe for periods of time between nail polish applications.

    Jade | 07.26.2013 | Reply
  7. after a nice shower, i always apply hand moisturizer while my skin is still soft and most likely to absorb the moisture. for my nails, i try to get at least one professional manicure and pedicure every 2 weeks to get everything nicely trimmed, cut, polished, etc. otherwise, i keep it DIY with the manis and pedis at home 🙂

    nicole | 07.28.2013 | Reply
  8. I also take Biotin every night before bed. I believe in eating a variety of in season fruits and veggies every day too! Rubbing in coconut oil, or olive oil when in a pinch does wonders too!
    Also, I try to avoid extreme temps. For example, I wait a few minutes before grabbing the laundry out of the dryer. I always wear gloves when the temps dip into the lows.
    Can’t forget that I always rub in lotion after washing my hands!

    Rachel Miller | 07.28.2013 | Reply
  9. Thanks! The Chalkboard has given me many wonderful tips too, so thank you!!

    Rachel Miller | 07.29.2013 | Reply
  10. Hurray! We love all things natural & organic – especially when its replacing a horribly chemically-laden product like nail polish! I’ve just shared you with our Facebook fans 🙂

    Liz Cook
    One Seed

    LIZ COOK, ONE SEED | 11.07.2013 | Reply

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