There’s arguably never been a better time to indulge in a little extra self-care—a long bath, an at-home pedicure, even just hopping into bed a few minutes early with your favorite book. That’s why we love this month’s Maker of the Month, Palate Polish, so much—their products are not only the perfect way to pamper yourself (without breaking the bank), they’re also free from most of the toxic chemicals that can be found in most conventional nail products.
Read on to learn more about Ainsley, the founder, and what makes Palate Polish so unique!
Palate Polish is vegan and 10-free. Why was it important to you to exclude certain ingredients in your formula?
There are many ingredients found in make-up and apothecary products that can wreck havoc on your body. From hormonal and reproductive issues to allergens or even just cosmetic nuisances. For example: one of the ingredients we omit is Camphor, the ingredient that causes yellow discoloration on your nails after removing nail polish.
Which color is your favorite to use on your own nails?
Cookies & Cream is my favorite at the moment. It’s great as a topper or by itself, I’ve been wearing this in some form or fashion since November!
What inspired you to begin creating your own nail polish?
I started Palate Polish in 2014 because I wanted a healthier alternative to nasty nail polishes out there that contained toxic chemicals.
How is Palate Polish different from conventional nail polishes?
My line is 10-free // Vegan // Cruelty Free // Woman Owned // All ingredients and materials are sourced in the USA. These things are becoming more popular as years go by, and for good reason, but weren’t as common or easy to find six years ago.
Each shade has a fun, food-inspired name. What led you to name your different polishes in this way?
Being a foodie has always been my background, so all of my products will always have some sort of culinary connection.