Jacava London Nail Polish

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jacava London Nail Polish*: £14.50 available here

I've never given much thought to the nasty stuff that lurks in nail polish and I have no idea why. It's clearly the most chemical-laden of all cosmetics, and it only takes one whiff of the stuff to know what's inside probably isn't doing you any favours. So when I was introduced to Jacava London, the world's first '8 free' nail polish I knew they were onto a winner- their polishes are free of eight toxins that most brands contain including the formidable 'toxic trio.' The toxic trio is made up of three of the worst chemical offenders in town- DBP, Formaldehyde and Toluene; this obnoxious bunch is responsible for headaches and dizziness, damage to the environment and are even linked with cancer. A bit of research told me that a few brands have already started phasing these chemicals out, but for the most part they're still widely used. Jacava London has gone one better, and removed five other harmful ingredients in their gorgeous luxury nail polish.

Blueberry Muffin is a creme lilac shade, it contains no shimmer and has a high-gloss super shiny finish. I've mentioned in previous nail posts that lilac is my favourite colour to wear on my nails, this is a bit deeper than the other pastel-y lilacs that I own which I think will make it perfect for over the autumn and winter. Knightsbridge is a bright fuschia pink containing loads of really fine purple shimmer, it gives off an almost duochrome finish and is undeniably gorgeous. I don't care how old I get, I think pink sparkly things will always do it for me. Both of the two coloured polishes are opaque in one coat- I'm not talking streaky, 'kind of opaque but needs a second coat' either. While these are on the pricey side for nail polish, the fact that you only need one coat and that the long brush reaches right to the bottom of the bottle does mean that you're getting your moneys worth. The formula is incredible, exactly what you'd expect of a higher end nail polish; smooth, easy to apply and perfect in consistency- not too thick but not at all watery either. The top coat is my new favourite, it dries so quickly and gives such a glossy effect to the nails; the UV inhibitor keeps white nail polish looking white for longer too. Perfect for keeping your French manicure from looking manky after a couple of days.

Jacava London polishes are available from their website here, Amazon and Feel Unique are also their official retailers. They don't have the hugest shade selection in the world but there's definitely something to cover all bases from neutrals to pastels to brights. If you're iffy about all of the chemicals that go into regular nail polish and are looking to try something non-toxic, or just feel like treating yourself to a lovely high end nail polish this brand comes highly recommended from me!

Have you ever tried Jacava London polishes?

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16 comments

  1. Oh these bottles are to die for! And the colours are gorgeous too
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    1. I love the packaging of them too- really unique! x

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  2. This is the first I have ever heard about this brand, I love the bottles! It sounds silly but chemicals in nail polishes is never something I have thought about, it does make sense though when you think about it. Blueberry Muffin has to be one of the prettiest lilacs I have ever seen! Its my favourite nail colour too, especially through Spring and Summer. xx

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    1. This was my first time hearing about them too but I'm glad I did I really like them :) Cant beat lilac nails, I like that they give a bit of colour without making a huge statement and a bit different to pinks x

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  3. I`ve never used them before, but only recently I read about all the chemicals they put in the nail polish. Lovely colours :)

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    1. I read some scary stuff about nail polish, birth defects cancer and everything! Hopefully all brands start getting rid of the worst offending chemicals soon x

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  4. the bottles are so cute ... love you blogs girl ! please follow me
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  5. I haven't heard of this brand before but the fact that there non toxic is brilliant. I love blueberry muffin shade, good pick :)
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  6. The blueberry muffin color is just gorgeous!

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  7. The colours are both soooo beautiful and pigmented!
    And I never knew they sold chemical free nail polishes before (well that are actually any good)

    LFA (lovefromangelic) xx

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  8. These colors are gorge! I wish they were in the US!
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  9. Cute packaging, with cute colors to match. I really love the finish of Blueberry Muffin!
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  10. Lovely! I really need to start paying more attention to ingredients, animal testing, etc on products. I guess I don't because I don't think of it while I'm shopping (I'm usually more focused on price) and I'm not actually sure what to look for anyways. Unless it said "3 free" etc on the bottle, I'd have no idea. It's really great this one has stepped up to remove even MORE toxic stuff.

    The bottles are pretty, nice that the brush reaches the bottom (all brushes need to!), and the colors look gorgeous. It is too bad it's not available for international. But it's great to see that people are catching on and making things safer. I see more and more and more 3 free, 5 free, etc.

    And your pictures are so pretty and so well done! :)

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  11. The packaging is so classy looking and those colors are amazing!

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  12. Oooo I like the Blueberry Muffin colour! Great for adding colour to an autumn outfit :)

    Helen x

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  13. Blueberry Muffin is fantastic color ♥
    I don't know this brand but I feel very interested.

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