Lucy's Cruelty-Free Beauty and Living: Spring 2015 Cruelty Free Top 3 in Nail Products

Spring 2015 Cruelty Free Top 3 in Nail Products

Sunday, June 28, 2015

 With Spring in full swing, there are so many amazing cruelty free products out there to try and fall in love with!  Well, Jessica from The Beauty Delicacy and I, Lucy at 2Gen Beauty, have developed a cruelty free beauty series to take the guessing game out of finding these great products!  Each week we will be focusing on a different area of beauty and sharing our Spring 2015 Cruelty Free Top 3!!! Follow the hashtag #crueltyfreetop3 to find our faves on Twitter and Instagram as well:)

Week 5 - Nail Products
Week 6 - Hair Care Products
Week 7 - Body Care Products

This week's focus is all about nail products, IE nail polishes, nail treatments, top coats, base coats, etc...This is probably my least favorite category in this series although really that just means I don't love it as much as the other categories LOL <3 Some of these I have had forever, and some are new to my collection, but have become a fast fave!  Enjoy!


This is one of the best fast drying top coats I have ever used.  I usually do a base coat, two coats of polish, a top coat that promoted strength & growth, and then I slap a coat of this on top and I feel pretty confident to maneuver my hands and fingers normally within a few minutes.  You know what I mean!  We all do the "my nails are wet" slow & steady hand movements.  With this I can be back to normal in a jiffy:)

This stuff is so good!  I first received this product in a swag bag, and was pleasantly surprised to see that they are from the same family of brands as Zoya Polish (see below).  This is an intense cuticle & nail repair balm with a blend of Vitamins A, D, E, B-Complex and Rice Bran Oil.  I'm not quite sure where the scent stems from, but it is a rich formula and smells soooo good!  I have yet to find a better cuticle balm <3

This was a tough category for me as I don't have a huge amount of favorite nail products, but when I saw this shade at my local ULTA about 3 years ago, I had to buy it.  Since then I have tried to use it sparingly as I don't want to waste my bottle.  It is the absolute most beautiful color I have ever seen.  If I could put words to it they would be ethereal, fantasy, and magical.  This duo chrome color changes from purple to pink to gold and is just gorgeous.  It also happens to be from my favorite brand of nail polish!  Zoya's nail polishes are just hands down awesome!  They are opaque, non-streaky, and have a long-lasting formula.  I have had this one bottle for about 3 years and there are no clumping issues whatsoever.  Zoya is also a 5-Free brand, which means their polishes are free of (1)formaldehyde, (2) formaldehyde resin, (3) toluene, (4) dibutyl phthalate, and (5) camphor.  They also have hundreds of colors to choose from, and are always running specials on their site.  Recently they had a buy 3, get 3 sale with free shipping.  At $9 a pop, I was able to get 6 for $27 or $4.75 each! 


My full collection of Zoya Polishes!

Honorable Mentions
I couldn't post about cruelty free nail beauty without sharing some of my overall faves...Check them out below!


What are your #crueltyfreetop3???
Share them in the comments and on social media and don't forget to hashtag!  I can't wait to see what new brands & products I learn about thanks to YOU!

Have a Beautiful & Cruelty Free Day <3
Lucy~~*