15 5-Free Nail Polishes in the Prettiest Spring Colors
Painting your nails is part of life, y’all. Okay, it’s not a necessity, but it is a really creative form of self-expression — have you seen DIY rainbow ombre nail art? While getting your nails did is fun and all, nail polish is notoriously filled with seriously nasty chemicals, so turning to 5-free nail polish options is an easy way to ensure you + your nails’ health are protected. Peep these 5-free polishes that don’t contain any formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor but bring it BIG time when it comes to color. Your digits are about to get super springy.
1. TenOverTen 017 Rivington in Bright Turquoise ($18): This vibrant turquoise will instantly brighten up your day — and your mani/pedi — with just a couple coats. Bring on spring!
2. Ella + Mila Samba Collection in Copabikini ($11): If you’re all about neon, this is your nail polish. The super bright yellow-green says bring on warm weather, bikinis and tropical vacas.
3. Treat Collection in Poppies and Peonies ($22): A punchy pink is a classic nail polish color choice that never goes out of style. That said, a color that packs this much sunny pigment deserves to be seen — so prepare to break out your fave sandals.
4. Mineral Fusion Confetti Nail Polish ($8): Can’t decide on a fun spring nail polish color? This is your solution. Teal, gold, purple, pink and red confetti fill up this gorgeous bottle of polish — the only thing that’s prettier is when it sparkles on your nails in the sunshine.
5. Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Opaque Poppy Red ($18): This red hue with orange undertones is a modern way to wear a classic red. Pair this polish with gold jewelry, and you’re ready to rock.
6. RGB Cosmetics x Jennifer Fisher Jewelry in Sheer ($18): White nail polish seems to always be in style, but the ivory shade seems to take on an even brighter feel when the warmer weather starts — something we’re all about.
7. Piggy Paint in Groovy Grape ($8): It doesn’t get more natural than this nail polish, y’all. Not only does the color rule, but you also won’t have to worry about this stuff having a strong odor or getting into your kids’ hands — it’s totally safe for everyone.
8. Julep Brenna in Boho Glam ($14): A sparkly, sky-blue, glow-in-the-dark polish like this beauty from Julep will invoke instant memories of frolicking in a field outside on a clear day. Think of the little sparkles in the polish as clouds in the sky ;)
9. Priti NYC Nail Polish Lacquer in 376-Etoile Violet ($15): A shimmery violet makes this polish feel a little bit glam and a little bit rock and roll — there’s definitely an edgy vibe to it because of its slightly deep hue and blue undertones.
10. Kure Bazaar Nail Lacquer in Adriana ($16): This grape-colored purple is the perfect in between shade to transition from moody winter hues to brighter springy colors on your nails. You could even add a sheer glitter or shimmer coat to take it to the next level.
11. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Pool Boy ($10): Oh, hello! There’s no way you won’t get noticed sporting this robin egg blue polish. Better yet? It’s cruelty-free + 100% vegan. Score!
12. LACC in 1964 ($13): Tangerine orange on your nails is an awesome color choice to kick off spring the right way. We love how there isn’t any shimmer in this color — it’s all about the orange — which keeps this color really wearable despite its bright hue.
13. Jin Soon Ube in Vivid Lavender ($18): This pastel lavender shade is the perfect balance of spring color and understated minimalism. If you’re more low-key about your look and aren’t a fan of in-your-face colors, consider a muted polish like this one.
14. Zoya Nail Polish in Selene ($10): Calling all mermaids! This dreamy nail polish is ideal if you can’t decide between a grassy green, teal or blue — it has all of those colors in one shimmery bottle. Bring on those by the sea vibes!
15. Suncoat The Peelables in Romance ($9): A light purple, peelable, water-based nail polish? Say whaaa? Paint your nails with this sweet color, and welcome spring weather (and colors!) with open arms.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)