What I'm lovin': No Miss Nail Polish

Manalapan Melon

After reading about how many chemicals commonly found in nail polish (formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl-pthalate (dbp), and camphor) I decided to look around for some alternatives.  One brand I stumbled upon is No Miss.  I’ll admit, their website is not the most exciting or high tech thing ever.  But all of their nail polishes are free of the above mentioned chemicals, and they have a gorgeous range of over 150 colors.

As I was looking through their colors to decide which one I wanted to try, I started to notice that most of the polish names were familiar.  Then I realized that every single polish is named after a Florida city!  Turns out that the company is based out of Boca Raton, FL.  I love how they include big cities and small towns (anyone ever been to the city that Palatka Poppy is named after?)

I finally decided on Manalapan Melon.  I decided to get their Manicure in a Bag kit as well, so that I would have some base coat and top coat sans chemicals.  I painted my toenails and my fingernails and the polish was fully dry after about 10 – 15 minutes (I waited longer, but I’m always paranoid about not letting my nail polish dry enough).  The color goes on nice and opaque, and it seems to last pretty well.  My fingernails started to chip after two days, but that happens no matter what nail polish I use, so it’s not unusual.  My toenails have stayed nice for two weeks now, and they’re just barely starting to chip.

They also carry a nail polish remover that is acetone and ethyl acetate free.  I bought some and tried it out and it works just fine on their polish as well as other brands.  I wish they didn’t add the vanilla scent to it, but it still smells better than traditional polish remover.

So, if you’re looking for some great nail polish that doesn’t have nasty chemicals in it, give No Miss a try.  I’ll definitely be going back for more.


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5 Responses to What I'm lovin': No Miss Nail Polish

  1. Maria says:

    Love the color of that polish! It’s so funny that one of the colors is named after Palatka — it’s in Putnam County, and I’ve *unfortunately* been there many, many times. My husband was born and raised there, and while his parents and two younger brothers never left, he and his two older siblings got the hell out of there as soon as they could! We live in Jacksonville, so we’re close enough (forty-five minutes) to visit every now and then, but it’s a very depressing place. It and most of its residents are stuck in a time warp; it apparently hasn’t changed at all in the last thirty years, and some people prefer it that way — ‘cept for all them Negroes and Mex’cans coming in and ruining the “Historic” downtown, that is. Did I mention it’s VERY conservative, despite being so close to Gainesville? Oh, and while it was once a booming town on the St. Johns River, it never fully recovered from a devastating fire… that happened over a century ago! Plus, because of the strategically placed Georgia-Pacific pump/paper mill, the entire town stinks — especially in the summer. Mmm, nothing like the smell of rotten eggs to get your day started.

    A few highlights, if you ever go (which I don’t necessarily recommend): the Ravines, which are tucked away from the mess of the rest of the city, make for an enjoyable walk and picnic. Many a family reunions are held there. Angels, the supposed “oldest diner in Florida” is also located in East Palatka. One thing I really feel the need to point out, however, is that everyone I’ve ever come across that live there are so very, very friendly. I’m from up north, and am weary of complete strangers who spontaneously say “Good Morning, isn’t it a beautiful day!” but people really do that there. It’s like a movie! Man, I can’t believe I just said something positive about “Smellatka”… yeesh. Did I mention it SMELLS?


  2. Shybiker says:

    Cool! Thanks for telling us. I love polish but hate all the chemicals in cosmetics these days. What a relief to find products like this. I’m on my way to order some!


  3. Chelsea S. says:

    thanks for this review, Diana! my whole life I’ve had really weak nails, the top layer of which would often bubble up and peel off. a few years ago a friend said she had the same problem, but when she quit painting her nails, they grew stronger and the peeling reduced like whoa. so, I’ve stopped painting my fingernails (still do my toenails, where I don’t have peeling issues), but I miss the colorrrrrr! so I think I may try No Miss out and see how I do. aside from the purely superficial reasons I want to try chemical free polish, it really is so much healthier for you! anyhoo… thanks again for the review!


  4. Susie says:

    What a pretty polish for a pretty lady. I’m a polish addict.

    In case you haven’t entered, I’m having a new giveaway:


  5. You know I am loving this! How cute!

    And I am wondering whats in the Plant City Punch? Lol, probably better not to ask. 🙂


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