Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Anise Nail Polish

Anise Cosmetics is another great company that produces non-toxic nail polish (meaning free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP). They have been cruelty-free certified by both PETA and the Leaping Bunny Organization and conform to several green and eco-friendly standards.

The colors you see here are part of the Spring/Summer 2009 collection (they do not stock older colors, for better and for worse), which like other major lines this year, are all about bright colors from neon pink to sunny yellow. While my favorites are usually the more mellow shades (today I'm wearing the rosy bronze Fake'n Bake), I must admit falling in love with Thank Heavens, the creamy pale aqua. It's fabulous on one's toes and looks surprisingly flattering against my skin. Who would have thought?

The polish goes on easily and smoothly, and while I haven't tried all the colors yet, there was no streaking with those I applied. The texture is a bit thinner than I'm used to, but the coverage is good. You'll need two to three coats to achieve the color intensity you see in the bottle and the level of shimmer varies between the colors- while Fake'n Bake is almost glittery, the gorgeous tangerine of Club Tropicana is more mellow and office-friendly.

Anise Cosmetics nail polish is sold at Whole Foods Markets, DSW Shoes stores and Annie Sez stores. The colors I got were a PR freebie.

Model: Lizzy. All photos are mine.


  1. Your cats crack me up. They're obviously *very* comfortable in front of the camera.

  2. He is a very beautiful "top cat"! XOXO. Elisabeth

  3. I like your cats better than the polish. :)
    I think the best ones are when it looks like they are really smelling the polish (or whatever is in front of them)and making a carefully considered an opinion.

  4. Nathan, my poor cats have no choice. I hardly have any photos of myself, but I go all crazy cat lady-like after them with the camera.

  5. Elisabeth, My Lizzy says thanks ;)

  6. Dea, they always have an opinion about things, from polish to lip gloss. Not too crazy about fragrance, though..

  7. Does this polish have any odor?


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