It is going to be a very colorful post today! I haven’t been writing much about nail polish on the blog, probably because this is something I like to change often and it’s usually nothing that special. It’s just much faster to snap NOTD photo and share it on Instagram. Little Ondine, however, is a brand that I really wanted to share with you about!
That’s because Little Ondine is as natural as nail polish can possibly be. The company uses natural resins, organic mineral pigments, and pure water. So all of its nail polishes are:
- safe to use for everyone, even moms-to-be or kids
- suitable for vegans
The odorless part is very exciting to me, because even though I like wearing nail polish a lot, even 5-free or 7-free nail polishes stink when applied (sorry, but that’s true). Also, with these you don’t need a nail polish removal, because they just peel off leaving your nails clean and undamaged.
I’ve been loving Little Ondine nail polishes since the moment they’ve arrived and wearing them non-stop. The whole range has over 20 colors, including bright colors, pastels, neutrals and base & top coat. The application of the polishes is super easy. Because of a large, wide brush, it applies without streaks. I think it’s important to apply 2 coats (Little Ondine also recommends 2 coats), because 1 coat might not be enough for an easy peel-off and 3 coats can get messy and short-lasting. Little Ondine nail polishes dry EXTREMELY fast, so you have to work quickly, otherwise, they will get gloppy and you’ll have to start again. Before trying them, I thought they’ll be short-lasting, but it turned out they last about 2 days without a base coat and 3-4 days with base & top. Pretty great, don’t you agree?
Here are a few of the gorgeous colors:
AMAZON* 10.5ml / $12.99
A vibrant, green color, which is a perfect choice if you’re tired of usual colors, like red, but want your nails to pop. It has a glossy finish that looks beautiful. I noticed that green nail polish somehow always makes me feel happy and adventurous, and I feel the urge to do something fun when wearing this color!
CHERRY BLOSSOMS* 10.5ml / $12.99
A pretty muted pastel pink color with a glossy finish. Cherry Blossoms is my favorite of the bunch! It’s such a girly color, but not overly cute and fluffy. I also added a photo so you could see how clean my nails look when I’m trying to peel off the nail polish and how easy it’s done.
CUDDLE* 10.5ml / $12.99
A lovely brown-ish / orange-toned nude color. Cuddle gives the nails a nice sheen with just a little bit of color. I have to admit, this is my least worn nail polish, because I think this color would look much better on tanned skin. Being nude and all, it goes with any outfit so it’s a wonderful choice for neutral summer look.
SECRET TOP & BASE COAT* 10.5ml / $12.99
Last, but not least is a top & base coat with a nice name – Secret. The point of this product is obvious, and that’s to keep Little Ondine nail polish chip-free a little bit longer than usual. You can apply it as a base, as a top or both. I’ve tried different ways and, in my opinion, the most effective ways were to use it as a base or as a base & coat. I also like using it as a clear nail polish, just to give my nails that healthy, shiny look. It looks somehow a little bit yellow-ish in the photo, but it applies as clear. Secret is even more fast drying than Little Ondine nail polishes and you only need 1 coat of it.
Have you tried Little Ondine or other water-based nail polish brands? What are your favorites?