Vegan Nail Polish By Women Of Color - The Perfect Stocking Stuffer This Holiday Season

As we continue to dive into our Christmas shopping ... It's time to take a break from focusing on what goes under the tree and consider some awesome gifts that go in our stockings.

We all know that a chic outfit is not quite complete without a subtle or vibrant pop of color on our nails to accessorize an outfit ... or even our personality. As consumers are starting to wake up to buying more conscious beauty products, we often forget about our nails. Unfortunately most nail polish brands are tested on animals and contain harsh chemical ingredients.  

Here are 4 brands to consider this holiday season:


A pioneer in the vegan nail polish game is Ginger and Liz. Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett are two friends who started Ginger +Liz in 2010 after discovering that they both had negative reactions to the harsh chemicals in nail polishes as young adults. These trailblazers created a line that's hypoallergenic, toxin free, and vegan friendly but is also "influenced by arts, travel, entertainment and the lifestyles of the Classic Chic, Modern Luxe, Pretty Prepster, Bohemian Hipster, and Rock Glam style setters." 


D.I.D Nail Paint was created by Adrienne Blanks, a licensed nail technician, esthetician and nail art enthusiast. Inspired by fashion and social responsibility, D.I.D is proudly made in the U.S.A. With a beautiful assortment of affordable colors, Blanks additionally provides amazing nail care tips for beautiful hands all season long.


GLH Nail Lacquer was founded in 2015 by Gina L. Hicks. Inspired by her parents, the late Issac and Elizabeth Hicks, she created her first collections containing a palette of beautiful solids and shimmers. As a freelance nail technician, she became passionate about chic natural nail care.


In 2011, founder Kitiya took her degree in chemistry and her skills as a  licensed Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Esthetician and Makeup Artist and set out to create a nail formula that was as chic as it was healthy. Of all of the brands mentioned, Mischo is the only one that is an 8 FREE (as opposed to a 5 FREE) which eliminates 3 additional chemicals - Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene and parabens. Her award winning polishes are high-end and fashion-forward!





This unapologetically Brooklyn-based brand "embodies the grit and evolution of Brooklyn, New York". Founders Ariel and Tauaishu wanted to start a natural nail line that catered to women of all walks of life and was directly inspired by the eclectic borough. Each color’s title is indicative of Brooklyn from the movie 'Paid In Full' to the Jay-Z album the 'Bleuprint' – "you wear your pride on your nails when wearing Breukelen Polished".