Ella + Mila Nail Polish Review
When I first heard about Ella + Mila nail polish, I was intrigued by their adorable packaging and color selection. Hearing more about Ella + Mila had me even more interested. Ella + Mila is not only cruelty free and vegan, but was created because the founders wanted to create a high-end nail polish line that was also eco-friendly. They release new collections of shades often.
I received a few bottles of Ella + Mila nail polish to try out and wanted to share my thoughts here. In this post, I will be sharing my overall thoughts on each shade that I used.
Claims: “With a passion for color and dedication to healthy beauty, the founders strive to provide fashion-forward lacquer without compromise. Often likened to the staying power of gel, the much-appraised Ella+Mila formula is a luxury innovation that lasts long without harmful chemicals. In addition to being chip-resistant, quick dry and high shine, Ella+Mila nail colors contain no Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor, making it a five chemical-free product.”
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Drippin’ Gold is such a gorgeous glitter! I am not usually a fan of glitter polishes, but this one is so pretty. This shade is a mix of small and large glitter. The small glitter is rose gold while the large glitter is yellow gold. Together it creates such a pretty combination! A single coat adds a touch of sparkle that can be easily built up with multiple coats of polish.
Bad Obsession is a classic shade of red nail polish. I love that this shade is more blue-based than orange-based. I think this makes it super flattering on any skin tone. This shade was highly pigmented and just two coats provided rich color.
Don’t Be Blue is an adorable mint green. If you are a sucker for pastel shades like I am, you will love this shade! It was surprisingly pigmented for being a pastel color. Two coats gave me the a good amount of color.
Barely Pink is a great option for those who love light pink and peachy nudes. It reminds me a lot of some of the often suggested work appropriate options that are constantly suggested, but this shade is from a cruelty free brand! This is sheer shade, so applying more coats was necessary.
Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates, Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, CI 77891, CI 19140, CI 15850, CI 15880, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77510, CI 77163, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Aluminum Powder, Mica
Pros: Fast drying. Chip-resistant. Great color pigment. Made withoutToluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde), Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. Cruelty free brand. Vegan formula.
The Verdict: I have tried a lot of nail polish brands that have claims of being chip-resistant but then chip within the first day. With Ella + Mila nail polish, I can say that their claims hold true. I wore each shade for at least 4 days before I had to deal with any chips or nicks. Each shade applied very smoothly and dried quickly. I was really impressed with how pigmented the shades were and how well they wore. If you have yet to try Ella + Mila nail polish, I suggest picking up a bottle. It’s definitely a brand to keep an eye on!
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Photos by Justin M.G. Mendez
Pros: The colors are fantastic; the drying time was pretty quick; low vapor fume; chip resistant.
Cons: The brush is skimpy; the application left streaks; required three coats to achieve even coverage.
The brush is better suited to little nails – I have a large nail bed. I used it on my two-year-old granddaughter and it wasn’t as challenging.
I threw this product out I am afraid. It clumped around the cuticle and was streaky and splotchy even with two coats.
These are amazing Tashina! I will be buying some these, the shades are gorgeous. I’m so excited about nail polish lately because I can finally do my own nails after 11 years of not being able to. Long story short, my spinal cord was pierced during a cervical epidural in 2003 which paralyzed my right hand, arm, breast and back. The doctors gave me 19 months for recovery but there was no recovery or movement. So I learned to write with my left hand and do other tasks left handed. In December there was movement in my right thumb and I was able to paint my nails using my right thumb. It has gotten stronger since December and now my middle finger is showing some movement, after 11 years! I saw my pain specialist yesterday, he was speechless for a minute when I told him my news lol. Anyway I’ve been buying nail polish like crazy, these polishes will be a great! Thank you for the great review and Happy Friday Tashina, hugs.
wow! four days with no chips! i definitely want to try this brand now. that drippin gold color is awesome- rose gold is my favorite.