The “I Love Kale" phenomenon has reached collegiettes across the country. The super food is a well-known staple in green smoothies and hearty salads, but now it’s even an ingredient in the newest nail polishes by Nails Inc.
Even though the nourishing power of kale has already been used to work skincare magic, the brand's NailKale collection (which Alexa Chung was tapped to be the face of!) are the first nail care products to jump on the kale bandwagon. Since kale contains vitamins A, C and K, the claim is that nails will benefit from the polish, since the ingredients are formulated to stimulate advanced keratin production to hydrate and nourish nails.
The polish contains a 5-free formula, which means the colors do not contain Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor, all of which are harmful to the body. What we also love is the thoughtful design in the bottle—it allows you to easily try before you buy, by placing your finger into the hollowed out bottom of the bottle, where the color of the polish is reflected in the glass so it almost looks as if you're wearing the polish without actually having to paint it on. With a wide brush that curves at the tip, you can easily paint your nails close to the cuticle without getting polish everywhere, making for a professional-looking finish.
Michelle Mismas, the nail polish guru behind the blog All Lacquered Up, tested out two of the shades from the line. Her results were great, and she noted that the “formula is a pleasure to apply.”
As of now, the nail polish color range is limited, but as the line expands, we’re sure that more colors will be added. The current colors are largely neutral but there are also a few brighter colors as well: a pink-based nude, a fall-friendly burgundy, a bright pink, a bold purple, and a dark green, most likely inspired by the rich hue of kale itself. We're excited to try out the the Superfood Base Coat, which is made to strengthen, hydrate and nourish the nail for a healthy base to your color.
What do you think about using kale as a nail polish ingredient? Do you think it'll live up to its claims? Sound off in the comments!