Geeks have documented their unboxings since the first personal computer was delivered to a residence sometime in the ’80s. Before I was born! But I realize it’s a bit weird to document an unpacking of nail polishes. These particular polishes from Cult Nails, however, really do deserve their own unboxing.
Nail-polish-obsessed Maria Morrison launched the brand in 2010 after years of mixing her own colors to get the look she wanted. Not only are the colors fab, but they are all free of the harmful chemicals toulene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate—and she goes a step beyond most green polish brands and makes hers free of camphor as well. Cult Nails products are not tested on animals, and according to her website they are vegan friendly (the thought of a vegan unfriendly nail polish worries me?) And finally, the packaging! It’s all recycled and recyclable, and she uses cotton balls to cushion her packages. You’re going to use them to remove your nail polish anyway, right? It was Maria’s 12-year-old daughter’s idea, and she calls it the “The cotton ball initiative.” I call it genius.
And check out the colors! I’m already wearing “My Kind of Cool Aid.” She calls it “gravender,” and it’s just like her description: creamy with a delicate shimmer. Can’t wait to try “Living Water” and find out what the heck “jelly polish” is?