Living a life in alignment with my values meant that I stopped painting my nails years ago. Honestly, it has been about six years. I remember how much I used to love it as a form of creativity and self-expression. However, my Mum was so sensitive to the toxic smell of nail polish and nail polish remover that she basically banned me from painting them again at home. And then my values changed and I felt that it was no longer something I aligned with.
So imagine my excitement when I found a local nail polish brand from Byron Bay that prioritises sustainability, is a B certified corporation, is all vegan and is free from nasty chemicals (such as formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, synthetic camphor, xylene, tosylamide and benzophenone-1). Non-toxic, sustainable and cruelty-free? Now you’re talking! Even Sienna’s nail polish remover is non-toxic, made only from soybeans and water. And better still, the products are 100% recycle. Sienna has an in-house recycling system for customers to return their products to. Or alternatively, you can rinse out the bottle and put it and the sustainably sourced timber lid into a recycling bin.
As you can imagine, I’m delighted to have found a brand that allows me to enjoy painting my nails again while upholding my values and passion for an ethical lifestyle! I ordered mine through Flora and Fauna and also invested in some other great eco products from the online store while putting through the order, including a menstrual cup (blog coming soon)!