This Supermodel-Founded Nail Polish Brand Makes the Prettiest Barely-There Shades

The polishes are chip-resistant and quick-drying, too.

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Kure Bazaar Nail Polish Review
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I think it's fair to say I couldn't live without red nail polish for a long period in my life. For eight years, I'd re-paint my nails at the first sight of a chip, and I'd even have shellac manicures done every two weeks at a salon (yes, it got expensive). But when salons closed compliments of the pandemic, I quit my nail hobby, and became poppy-polish-free for two and a half years. That is to say I didn't quit polish entirely — I just found a more practical replacement. Enter Kure Bazaar's non-toxic nail polish.

The truth is, long before the pandemic, I was pained by my polish habit. I would wear it for so long that my nails, when bare, would throb in pain (it's a thing). Plus, I got headaches from the fumes (thus became paranoid of the formaldehyde health risks) and was frustrated with how long conventional polish took to dry. Fortunately, I don't have to worry about any of that with the polishes from Kure Bazaar. The Paris-based brand, which was founded by former supermodel Kartika Luyet and has landed on the hands of Bella Hadid on the runway, offers a range of nail care products formulated with 85 percent natural ingredients like cotton, wheat, and potato. The polishes are quick-drying and last just as long as regular polish — and they don't chip, to boot.

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The shade that initially caught my eye was Pink Glow, a limited edition, barely-there color that makes my nails look deliciously glossed and glowy. While the milky pink hue isn't sold at major retailers, the brand has tons of other delicate and similar-looking shades, like Rose Milk and Kimono, which you can get at The Detox Market.

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Shop now: $18; thedetoxmarket.com

Although they're free of many chemicals, the Kure Bazaar polishes still have that classic nail polish scent, but it's much fainter than conventional polish and isn't headache-inducing. The formula glides on smoothly and dries quickly, which means I can deliver a professional-looking manicure myself that dries in just about 10 minutes. I don't use a base coat or top coat and it still lasts for about a week. Oh, and when I take it off? No throbbing pain. Intrigued? Pick up a bottle of Kure Bazaar's polish at The Detox Market in the perfect your-nails-but-better shade.

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