We love our salon manicures. There’s nothing that puts more pep in our step than a freshly painted pair of hands. Cute nails make opening doors, turning pages, typing away on laptops, swiping a metro card, clutching coffee and toasting with a well-deserved glass of champagne just a wee bit more chic. But sometimes spending upwards of $30 every week is too glam even for us. Enter three Canadian nail polishes that can make all 10 of those digits sparkle on the cheap.
We’re always looking for beauty products that make us look great and are kind to the environment. That’s where Vancouver-based beauty brand Lacc wins the award for most guilt-free nail polish brand, like ever. The cruelty-free, vegan-friendly polishes have UV inhibitors to banish yellowing nails and improve the overall health of your nail bed and cuticles. Each polish is inspired and named after an era from 1940 to today. So whatever year you’re channeling, it’ll be a fabulous one.
Lacc Beauty ($13) at Shoppers Drug Mart and Lacc Beauty
Joe Fresh Beauty
There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to Joe Fresh Beauty. The newly-launched skincare and expanded makeup line is a hit but it’s the fast-drying, color-packed polishes that have been our vice for years. They’re perfect as stocking stuffers and easy to pop into a handbag when you’re off to a holiday party. Brush and go!
Joe Fresh Nail Polish ($6) at Joe Fresh
Vain Polish by Tryst Beauty
What do you get when you put a leading event planner and a beauty buff together? The perfect collection of neutral nail polishes for any and every moment from now until the end of time, that’s what. This four-polish set contains unique colors and subtle sparkle finishes to wear individually or mix and match on different fingers for a look that’s totally yours.
Vain Polish ($15) at thevanityevents.ca