I haven’t worn any nail polish in more than a month because the Arizona desert also dried out my nails in addition to my skin. Truth be told, I forgot to take my biotin with me so it was my fault too. At any rate, my nails cracked and broke. Now that I’ve been home for almost a month and I’m back to taking biotin (I recommend tasty Natrol Fast Dissolve Biotin 5000mcg reviewed here) and using Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream (reviewed here), my nails are slowly, and I mean slowly, improving. I’m not used to my nails being so short! A couple of nights ago, I thought maybe wearing a wow, new polish would make me feel better about my nails.
Just before we left on our trip, I received a new-to-me nail polish from Chrome Girl. Chrome Girl was started in 2013 by two women friends who wanted to make a safer nail polish to use on their little girls’ nails. The brand is vegan, cruelty free, made in the U.S., and importantly, they are 8-free: free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Camphor, Xylene, Acetone, Silicone.
The folks at Chrome Girl sent me their new Limited Edition polish, JADED by EJ Johnson, a gorgeous almost metallic deep forest green. I’m a green girl, so this is a perfect shade for me now and again at the holidays. And the best part is that all of profits from the sale of JADED will benefit New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, a non-profit organization that promotes independence and services to help young people get off the streets.
I applied the polish over a base coat of Seche Base. The Chrome Girl polish has a traditional brush that’s easy to use. I was amazed that my nails were essentially covered in one coat, but I put on another coat just because. I covered the polish with a topcoat of my favorite Seche Vite. For nails that have been through the ringer, I think they look quite good!
Today, I went to Boston to Vidal Sassoon Salon to get my hair colored, and I got three separate compliments on my nail polish from my colorist, my stylist and from the head receptionist. I’d say JADED is a winner!
Chrome Girl’s regular collection has lots of shades to choose from, primarily creams and a few metallics. Shop the Chrome Girl website and choose gorgeous JADED or one of the other stunning shades and feel good about wearing a truly better-for-you nail polish.
Have you tried Chrome Girl polish yet?