Review: Safe Nails – safe, non-toxic nail varnish for children

I remember when I was a little girl wanting to paint my nails and my mum buying me some peel-off nail varnish. Nowadays as more people are becoming conscious of what goes into and onto their bodies, it’s great to see a safe, washable nail varnish designed for children and pregnant women. Children’s bodies are less able to deal with harmful chemicals than adults so a safe alternative to standard nail varnishes is a good idea.

Why are Snails so safe?

[pullquote] You can buy SNAILS with absolute confidence because every polish is 100% European made. This means we satisfy the world’s strictest cosmetics laws. Our children’s nail polish is lovingly made using our revolutionary three–ingredient formula. [/pullquote]

Safe Nails AKA Snails kids nail varnish doesn’t contain harsh or harmful chemicals and are free of:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Dibutyl Phthalte (DBP)
  • Toluene
  • Formaldehyde resin
  • Parabens
  • Camphor

They are made in Europe and consist of three safe, simple, main ingredients: water, acrylic polymer and non–toxic colorants.

 Application instructions

Snails are easy to use and come with an instruction sheet.

Snails instructions

Be a Shade Greener rating (out of 5):

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I was sent two colours to try – Cherry Queen, the bright pink colour, and Glitter Bomb, a pale pink with silver glitter specks. Both are lovely colours and I was very impressed with the coverage even after one coat. Two coats are recommended though. The horrible smell of traditional nail varnishes has been replaced with a sweet smell and I couldn’t believe how easily they came off just by washing my hands. If you want to be able to keep the colour on for longer Snails also sell a Natural Top Coat.

I then passed them on to my friend and her daughter for their verdict. Mum was pleased to be able to use a safe product on her daughter’s nails which was simple to remove. Her daughter loved the colours, the cute lady snail logo and the little gift bag which they came with.

 Where to buy Snails nail varnish

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