Jacava – Nail Polish in Toffee Apple and Top Coat
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I was recently introduced to Jacava Nail Polish, a new development in UK nail colour, these nail polishes are ‘8-free’ and non-toxic. Jacava Nail Polish does not contain any of the top 8 worrying chemicals found in regular nail polish – including Formaldehyde, Camphor, Toluene, DBP, Cellophane, Phthalates or Animal Ingredients, plus they are vegan-friendly and have undergone no animal testing.
I chose to review Jacava Nail Polish in Toffee Apple* plus the clear Top Coat*. I chose Toffee Apple as it looked like a nice Autumn-y brown colour, however when it arrived I found it is more of a dark red colour, but it’s still lovely. It’s not as dark as Chanel’s popular Rouge Noir, but is probably more of an everyday wearable dark red colour.
I have been wearing Toffee Apple on both my finger nails and my toes, the consistency of the polish is fairly liquid but this makes it nice and easy to apply and to get an even coat. I thought that this nail polish might not have had a strong scent given that it is non-toxic, however it does still have a strong nail-varnishy chemical smell.
The finish of this nail polish is so lovely and shiny that I didn’t bother applying the top coat to my finger nails as it didn’t really need it but did apply a coat of Top Coat to my toes and it gave them a really fabulous glassy finish. Unfortunately I found that the Top Coat brush did pick up a little of the dark red Toffee Apple colour and transfer it back to the bottle (a problem I have encountered with several different top coats) but other than that it was fine. The clear Top Coat contains a UV inhibitor which helps keep white nail polish white for longer, so it would be a great choice for a French manicure.
I have had my Jacava Toffee Apple polish on for over 4 days now and have experienced absolutely no chipping which is great so this polish receives top marks for staying power.
I do think that the packaging looks a little bit cheap, despite the gold print on the bottle being 22 carat gold! If I was Jacava I would do away with the 22 carat gold and invest in some slightly more premium looking lids for the bottles. I do hope that Jacava is successful with these non-toxic nail polishes, it’s the way that nail varnishes should be going with more and more people starting to think about the ingredients that are in their skincare and cosmetics and turning to those that contain natural and organic ingredients.
Toffee Apple Nail Polish is priced at £14.50 (for 12ml) and is available from Jacava.
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