I’ve been doing Vegan Mani Mondays for the past year now and I have yet to share or review a vegan gel polish but that’s about to change for this week’s mani monday!
I used to love gel nail polish because of how long they last but I stopped wearing them because 1) most gel polish brands are not cruelty-free (like Sally Hansen and OPI) and 2) they take such a long time to remove although they last 2-3 times longer than traditional nail polish. #LazyGirlProblems, am I right?
I got my hands on some cruelty-free and vegan soak-off gel polishes from Madam Glam.
All of Madam Glam nail polishes are Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free and 100% vegan, Madam Glam does not test any of their products or ingredients on animals and all their polishes are free from animal-derived ingredients and by-products. In addition, Madam Glam recently reformulated their polishes and now they claim to be 9-free, meaning their polishes are free from 9 toxic chemicals.
Madam Glam – Floris
For the past week, I tried Floris by Madam Glam. I absolutely love the color and application but because I didn’t have a gel base and top coat to use and my nails weren’t properly prepped (something I figured out after it started lifting/peeling), I’ll have to try Floris again in order to give my comprehensive review of it but I thought it was worth sharing my first impression with you all. I’ll be sure to update this post.
Color: Floris is described as a raspberry pink with a cream finish.
Price: $19.95 (or $9.98 for VIP members) on madamglam.com
Formula: Opaque after 2 coats. Good gel formula and consistency. Easy to apply. Non-streaky.
Wear Test: Because I didn’t properly prep my nails and I didn’t use a gel base or top coat, it started to peel and lift after 6 days. I will try it again and update this post.
Comments: Floris is a beautiful bright fuschia pink color. I used an LED lamp so it only took 30 seconds to cure in between coats. Although I’m a total rookie and I didn’t apply the gel polish according to the instructions, I do like the gel formula and it surprisingly lasted a week without any chipping. If I had used a gel top coat and properly prepped my nails, I’m sure Madam Glam’s gel nail polish would have lasted 7+ days without chipping!
All Madam Glam polishes are cruelty-free, vegan, and 9-free.
Ingredients: Acrylates Copolymer, Ethyl Methacrylate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Trimethylolpropane Triacrylate,
PR or Purchased? In full disclosure, Madam Glam sent me their nail polish to try. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are always 100% my own.