Monday, July 1, 2013

Snails (Safe Nails) Candy Floss and Twinkle Dust

Hello beauties. This is a post that all my mom readers will be really excited about. I was recently contacted by a company named Snails, which is short for safe nails.  When I looked into the company and the products they offered I was super excited to have the opportunity to try them out. This is a product designed for children, and even pregnant women, who are looking for a non-toxic, safe, paraben free, and water based nail polish that washes off with soap and water. Yes, that's right, washes off with soap and water. I could not believe that when I read it so I decided to take Snails up on their offer and try it myself. Here's a little about Snails from their website:

  • Revolutionary three-ingredient formula — containing just water, acrylic polymer and non-toxic colorants, SNAILS is safe in its simplicity.
  • Totally water soluble — SNAILS washes off easily with simple soap and water, making harsh solvent-based remover a thing of the past.
  • Environmentally friendly — from biodegradable packaging and lead-free bottles, to a strict no animal testing policy. 
  • Hypoallergenic — SNAILS is purely chemical, Paraben and toxin free, so little nails are kept safe, sound and splendidly coloured.
  • Vivacious colour choices — every SNAILS polish delivers glorious high-quality gloss and deliciously gentle fragrance.

Read the rest of the review below to see if it lived up to the claims. 

Snails sent me two colors to try. First up is Candy Floss and it's a shimmery baby pink that reminds me of icing! It's really sweet! The baby pink has a nice iridescent shimmer throughout which reflects purple and blue. Very cute.

I used two coats for the opacity below. There's a little bit of visible nail line, so if you're not a fan of that you may want to use three coats instead. This polish literally has no scent which is just awesome! It applies smoothly and the company says you do not need a bottom coat and I tend to agree. 

So, could I wash this off with just soap and water? I was skeptical. I have tried water based polishes in the past that claimed to come off with a water based polish remover and they really didn't... this brand claimed all I needed was soap and water. Soap and water!! Well you know what? It worked. It worked insanely well. All I used was warm water and SoftSoap antibacterial soap, because it's what I had on hand. The best part? I didn't have to scrape or scrub, I just had to wash my hands and gently rub my nails, the polish came right off. Completely off! I was shocked! It just simply dissolved and I washed it all away. I am so impressed.

See!? I took this photo right after I finished washing (photo above). The polish is completely gone. I didn't have to do anything else. In fact, I applied the second color right after taking this photo!

The next color I tried is called Twinkle Dust which is a shimmer deep copper/burnt orange color. I used two coats for the opacity shown, and, again, no issues with application what so ever. 

Now to me, this was the test. Was this deep shimmery color going to come off with just soap and water? The answer is yes, yes it did. It came right off as easily as the Candy Floss. Color me impressed!

How cool is this stuff? I am super impressed and think this is an excellent polish to give to little girls who are into nail polish. You won't have to worry about them breathing in the fumes, or using harsh nail polish remover on their little fingers and toes. This can come off right in the shower. I can see this being a great dress-up time nail polish.  There's a real need for a product like this and I really digging this concept.

I do not think this is all that practical for adults. It does come off so easily that I wouldn't be comfortable rocking it for my manicures. I simply wash my hands too much and it'd be gone too soon. There is a niche market, namely Muslim women, discussed more thoroughly on Snails website. I think that's really cool they thought of that!  

I'm really glad Snails reached out to me. I would have never known about this product and now I have a recommendation in my back pocket when my mommy friends ask me about kid-safe products. 

Let me know what you think about this concept and these colors. Be sure to check out to learn more about their products.

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