Honest Reviews Of Natural Beauty Products To Replace The Nasties: Fragrance, Nail Polish Remover, And Nail Polish
It seems as though the ‘eco-world’ is saturated with online beauty stores. They sell all kinds of products, tell us to buy this and that, and provide lengthy explanations of why each product is life changing. It’s freaking hard to know who to trust and where to look. Because of this, I’m particularly careful about who I team up with, what products I put on my skin, and I always work hard to assess if a brand is really who they say they are, before diving in.
TIGS & BOO passed the test with flying colours.
TIGS & BOO are your go-to beauty brand for many things. From natural deodorants to cleaning products, most of the time they’ll have what you need for your home, bathroom, and makeup cabinet. You can read more about what they do and why they tick my boxes in a previous blog post here, but for now… let’s get into the nitty gritty reviews of a few products I’ve tried.
Nail Polish Remover
If I had a dollar for how many times someone has asked me what the best natural nail polish remover is… I’d have about $15. I’ve been using TIGS & BOO Soy Nail Polish Remover, scented with lemongrass, for several months. It’s 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, not carcinogenic, and does not contain any petroleum ingredients. Derived from farm crops, this remover does not have that nasty chemical smell that makes you gag when you remove your nail polish. I can’t trust a nail polish remover that makes me open all doors and windows after use. I can trust this one.
It’s handy in a little bottle, but it would be ideal if it was a larger size to buy in bulk and reduce the amount of bottles to be recycled. That’s just a minor fault, and me being picky- plus, I just heard they may be getting these in stock in the new year!
Overall, it takes off my polish faster than any other natural nail polish removers I’ve tried, and the lemongrass scent is pleasant and not overwhelming.
My niece, Ella, and I love painting our nails together. I’m grateful that TIGS & BOO allow me to have peace of mind that I’m not compromising our health when we use their beaut range of polishes. They’re free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and camphor, and are vegan friendly.
The polish is easy to apply (though you’ll need two coats), does not stink out the house, and dries quickly too- this is crucial when you’re a three-year-old! It’s kept well so far, no lumps or separation in the bottle like some do over time.
Bonus: they have around 24 different colours to choose from.
I nearly gave up on hunting for a natural perfume this year. I had been trying out all sorts of scents, but finding they’d either smell too earthy and gross, or when I went to look at the ingredients list, ‘chemical free’ would seem like a joke.
I chose the collections pack, so that I can choose which scent I like best before buying a full bottle. Turns out, the collections pack is amazing for travel and on-the-go too! I adore being able to pop a few scents in my handbag, clutch, or car. When they’re dotted around the place, it means I’m always able to reach for one, no matter where I am.
I’m currently in Australia, working as a media partner for Eco Fashion Week, and they’ve been crucial to the stifling hot days when I need a quick ‘fresh-up’. The scents aren’t too earthy, and range from citrusy to oaky, sophisticated to mellow.
If you fancy trialling for yourself, use code ETHICALLYKATE for free shipping at TIGS & BOO.
As a rule, I only work with brands I love, use, and can whole heartedly back. This is a sponsored blog (I can't pay my electricity bill with free natural beauty products), but 100% my own words, photos, and opinion. Thanks to my brother, Isaac, for snapping a few of these pics.