Inspired by natures vibrant colors, Surya Brasil’s new nail polish collection features 16 vibrant vegan and cruelty free shades which leave nails beautiful and healthy. Known for their henna hair products, the Brazilian company specializes in natural, organic and vegan cosmetics. The company is committed to environmental preservation, animal welfare and environmental responsibility.
The 16 Surya Brasil Exotic Animals nail polish shades are all named after exotic animals from around the world. The polishes are certified seven-free which means they are not tested on animals and does not contain ingredients of animal origin. The brand is also free of harmful chemicals which includes: camphor, DBP, formaldehyde, paragons and toluene. In addition to the 16 polishes, the collection also includes a base coat, extra shine top coat and an oil dryer to provide a strong foundation, long lasting color and extra protection for your nails.
The brand sent me three colors to try: flamingo (bright pink); peacock (metallic blue) and anteater (dark brown). First and foremost, I loved the aesthetics of the packaging and that it was made with environmentally safe glass and wood!
I tried the polish at home the first week and then took it to my neighborhood nail salon the following week. For a brand that is free of harmful chemicals which are used to enhance the product, this polish performed well. DBP is used in polishes to minimize chipping. I wore the polish for a few days without a top coat and didn’t experience chipping. Nail polish usually survives on my hand for 24 hours and this one sat there for at least three days before I removed it. When I had it done at a nail salon the colors actually lasted a week before it started chipping. The application was smooth and despite the fact that it didn’t have camphor the polish was very shiny. You will need at least two coats of polish to see the true, vibrant colors, however. This was a great beauty find.
Each polish sells for a little over $12.00 for a 0.32 fl oz/9.5 ml bottle. It is also available online at SuryaBrasilProducts.com as well as retail stores which includes: Whole Foods, Pharmaca and Thrive Market.
DISCLOSURE: Surya Brasil provided me with product samples so that I could share my honest feedback with you.