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By Andrew Stone
Posted On Oct 14, 2015

By Andy Stone

When it comes to achieving vegan-friendly, non-toxic, va-va-voom digits in seasonal colors like purple-sapphire, gold metallic, deep eggplant, and creamy beige (complete with names like “Unbothered” and “Best I’ve Ever Had”), truly choosy beauty queens are clamoring for Ginger and Liz.

While one portion of the polish-loving population has gone crazy (perhaps a bit reckless-crazy) for gel manicures, which can potentially endanger your nail health by making yours dry and brittle during acetone-soaks and scraping, other lacquer-lovers (including a number of young, cruelty-free starlets who shall remain nameless) keep true to the old adage that “healthy is sexy”–and for such lovelies, they can’t get more on-point than Ginger and Liz. That means no toluene, formaldehyde, camphor, formaldehyde resin, or DBP–the five big baddie ingredients in cheap-o polishes.

The lines founders, Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett, not only bonded over the vegan and vegetarian mindsets, they shared a history of adverse reactions to standard polishes in their younger years. And as simple as that, a cool and conscientious beauty brand was born. Color us obsessed. $12 per bottle, gingerandliz.com.