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My Top 5 Vegan Nail Polish Brands

My Top 5 Vegan Nail Polish Brands

Did you know that some nail polish contains ingredients from animals? A lot of people are surprised to learn that nail polish can even be vegan. Sadly, a lot of brands test on animals and a lot of nail polish also contains animal ingredients. I suggest that you find out what makes nail polish vegan. You may be surprised at what it can contain.When it comes to nail polish, there are a few brands that I really love!

In this video I share some of my favorite brands with you.

You can also view a full list of vegan nail polish brands to find out who else to purchase from. All brands on this list are cruelty free and their nail polish does not contain any animal ingredients.

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  • Reply Holly Hodson Saturday - June 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Butter london is not vegan. 🙁 There are colors without the Peta logo on them… Some reds and blacks and the new Gel Duo top and base coats… No logo. :(:( I was very bummed to learn this.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - October 18, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      Hi Holly,

      When this was first created and published, all of their shades are vegan. I’ve recently re-filmed an updated version and swapped things out. 🙂

  • Reply charlesandginny Monday - March 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I just tried ELF’s line of nail polishes and I am in love ?

  • Reply Elena Saturday - February 21, 2015 at 5:20 am

    I know they’re probably not vegan, but does anyone know if Ciate is cruelty free?!

  • Reply Sarah Monday - November 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    NUBAR, not noya. I don’t even know what that is.

  • Reply Sandy Tuesday - September 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Hi! I wanted to add one to the list: Authority Cosmetics. They’re a new up and coming nail polish line that is 5-free, vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free. The quality is amazing! Definitely worth the price! Check it out:

  • Reply luminousvegans Friday - July 19, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Yay! This could not have been better timed. I am not a nail person by any means. In fact, I keep my nails super duper short, but lately I have been wanting to paint my super duper short nails 🙂 I was totes jealous of the LVX nail polish that people got in their vegan cuts beauty box this month so thanks for the list. Now I can pick and choose!

  • Reply Catherine @ bcrueltyfree Wednesday - July 17, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I didn’t know many of these were vegan, very cool 🙂

  • Reply jesse.anne.o Wednesday - July 17, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I’m trying to find ones that are also as eco-friendly as possible. Typically I just use OPI!

    • Reply Tashina Wednesday - July 17, 2013 at 9:19 am

      I wish OPI was still cruelty free. 🙁 It was great to have them as an option because they are so easy to find in stores. Definitely try some of the brands listed here if you haven’t yet. Their quality is better than OPI!

  • Reply Martha Wednesday - July 17, 2013 at 7:26 am

    What about Zoya?

  • Reply Icequeen81 Wednesday - July 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

    The problem is the int shipping rates, cause sometimes when they get over here, I have to pay a fee by picking them up at the post office.

    • Reply Icequeen81 Wednesday - July 17, 2013 at 6:51 am

      So you you have to pay int shiiping + a fee to take it out of the post office. It makes it very difficult to purchase some brands

      • Reply Tashina Wednesday - July 17, 2013 at 8:02 am


        I can understand how that would be frustrating to deal with. I’ll try and look for brands that have an easier time shipping internationally.

    • Reply Sascha Wednesday - July 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

      I AGREE on this! I love Butter London, even if it’s a bit pricey. and Barry M – it’s cruelty-free, but I don’t know if it’s vegan.

      • Reply Rabin' Friday - January 23, 2015 at 9:42 pm

        Barry M has a little green V in a heart on the ingredient list of every single one of its products, if it is vegan. If you don’t see that little symbol, it’s not vegan. I don’t actually think I’ve seen a Barry M product that isn’t vegan. But I still look at the ingredient list of everything I buy from them. And shipping with Barry M is expensive, but worth it, considering their polishes are so much cheaper than Zoya. (Barry M and Zoya are my favorite lines.)

        But I’m so glad to see more nail-polish lines on this blog that I hadn’t known about before. I’m afraid my polish collection is about to get much bigger!

        • Reply Tashina Combs Wednesday - February 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm

          I really wish Barry M polishes were easier to find here in the US. They look so pretty!!

          • Rabin' Thursday - February 19, 2015 at 7:11 pm

            I’ve been meaning to update my previous comment. I tried to place an order with Barry M recently, and after waiting a month, they refused to fill my order, citing some bogus restriction on shipping on polishes. (If the restriction was real, they would have asked me to revise my order, but they didn’t. And I ordered makeup, too, which wasn’t a part of their restriction.) They just canceled my order. And I’d ordered from them before with no problems. I’ll never attempt to buy Barry M products again.

      • Reply Rabin' Thursday - February 19, 2015 at 7:36 pm

        I asked Butter London recently about their polishes being vegan, and they said their polishes now contain hydrolyzed silk, so they are no longer vegan.

        • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - February 19, 2015 at 9:29 pm

          It’s SO sad that they have made this change. 🙁 I removed them from the Vegan Nail Polish Brands list, but thank you for commenting here and reminding me to mention it here as well.

          • Rabin' Thursday - February 19, 2015 at 10:03 pm

            Thank you for a blogging about such a good topic, Tashina! I love it that other people (and vegans especially) love and care about nail polish as much as I do.

          • Tashina Combs Tuesday - February 24, 2015 at 9:55 am

            Thank you for reading! <3

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