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The Non-toxic Nail Polish Remover redefining what a remover can do

Once upon a time, it was almost impossible to find quality nail products that did not contain harmful ingredients. But with the rise of conscious consumerism, especially in the beauty space, the playbook is being rewritten! More and more beauty companies are now shifting to clean, natural formulas.

Sienna is one such company, and our Strengthening Nail Polish Remover is second to none. It completely nails all of the benefits that a non-toxic nail product can and should have!

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How non-toxic nail polish removers are changing the nail game

Non-toxic removers are redefining the nail care landscape. Below are six ways they’re shaking things up. But be warned – after reading, you’ll never want to use traditional nail polish removers again!

1. Acetone Free

As many of you know, traditional nail varnish removers contain some pretty nasty ingredients. One of the biggest being: Acetone.

Acetone is harmful in a variety of ways so when you put some on a cotton pad, there’s a good chance you’re inhaling nasty and toxic fumes. Acetone fumes can irritate the nose, eyes, mouth, throat and lungs. What’s more, the toxic vapours provoke dizziness, headaches and nausea in some people.

In short, acetone-based nail polish removers are among the most harmful beauty products that are out there. Non-acetone removers are much safer for you and your nails.

2. No bad smells 

One of the biggest complaints we hear about nail products, is the intense smell that often comes with them! Because non-toxic nail polish removers are free from acetone, they don’t have a strong odour. As a result, you can take care of your nails without enduring the unpleasant chemical smell that we often have to.

Our Strengthening Nail Polish Remover is one of the best non-toxic nail polish removers out there. Containing both horsetail plant extract and sunflower seed oil, these plant-based ingredients have little to no smell, and certainly have a much gentler fragrance than the harsh chemicals found in similar removers in the market.

3. Healthier nails

Regular exposure to acetone can be extremely damaging to your nails. Old-style nail polish removers dry out the nail bed and the skin surrounding the nails. This often leads to weaker nails, breakage and cuticle damage.

For this reason, we created our incredible Strengthening Nail Polish Remover, which actually has the opposite effect on your nails! In fact, this magic-in-a-bottle raises the bar on what a remover can and should do. Actively nourishing your nails, as well as giving them extra strength, and when used regularly, promoting healthy nail growth. Tired of weak and damaged nails? This unique formula also hydrates nails, instead of leaving them brittle and dried out. Nail care really doesn’t get any better than this!

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4. Convenient to use

Another great thing about non-toxic nail polish removers is that they’re more convenient than their toxic counterparts.

With their harsh chemical smell, acetone removers should really only be used in well-ventilated spaces. There is nothing worse than doing your nails, and having that harsh chemical smell linger for hours afterwards!

With non-toxic removers, you can use them almost anywhere – even when you’re on the go. Keeping your manicure on point is much easier when you have a non-harmful remover on hand.

5. Carefully selected ingredients

The best non-toxic nail polish removers all have one thing in common: great care has gone into choosing their ingredients. For example, our remover is non-toxic, as well as vegan, cruelty-free and acetone-free. As a result, we have created a remover that you’ll feel good about buying, using, and recommending repeatedly.

6. Earth-friendly packaging

As well as producing high-quality non-toxic removers, some beauty companies take things a step further and provide sustainable packaging. For instance, our non-toxic nail polish removers come in chic recyclable glass bottles, and we even have an in-house recycling program, where customers can easily return their empties. Sustainable beauty has never looked better, or been easier!

Save the planet and switch to non-toxic today

If you’d like to keep your hands and nails looking their best without risking your health in the process, shop our Strengthening Nail Polish Remover today. For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Meet Sienna, the Australian nail polish brand that’s all about sustainability

There’s nothing more beautiful than a healthy planet. That’s why we are committed to creating beautiful nail polish in a way that adheres to our core principles. We’re proud to say that our 50+ nature-inspired shades of Australian nail polish are non-toxic, vegan-certified, and 100% cruelty-free. We hope that by keeping to and sharing our principles, we can inspire other Australian brands to follow suit.

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Sustainability

At Sienna, we hold ourselves to high standards regarding sustainability and ethics. This is why we create 100% vegan nail polish with a plant-based formula that includes sugar cane, manioc, cotton, corn, and other raw ingredients. We also never have and never will test our nail polish on animals. Creating high-quality vegan and cruelty-free products is our top priority. Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it. Sienna is incredibly proud to be accredited by multiple independent, internationally recognised auditing bodies for our ethical approach to beauty products. This list of auditing bodies includes B corp, Cruelty Free International, Vegan Society, Safe Cosmetics Australia, and more.

Healthy Planet, Healthy Bodies

Our Australian nail polish isn’t just vegan and cruelty-free; it’s also benzo-free and breathable. More notably, it’s the first micro-plastic-free, aluminium-free, and nanoparticle-free nail polish in the world. So, why did we do this? Microplastics are a pollutant that can negatively impact the environment and animal health. When inhaled, nanoparticles have the potential to cause lung inflammation and heart problems. We’ve removed these substances because the health of the planet and our customers is important to us. To make our products as eco-friendly as possible, we also use 100% recyclable packaging and operate an in-house recycling program. With the latter, we hope to encourage customers to return their empties if they choose to do so. And we accept any brand!

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Ethical Production with Green Science

Though we are a proudly Australian brand, we manufacture our nail polish in France. When researching raw ingredients and plant-based formulas, we quickly realised our products would have to be manufactured by the best in the business, and they’re in Europe. The key ingredients that form the base of our nail polish need to be synthesised through green innovation. The raw ingredients and technology we need must meet our standards for sustainable and ethical production. By manufacturing our products in France, we can ensure they’re made using the best green science in pristine facilities with complete traceability for the ingredients.

Low Carbon Footprint

One of the benefits of manufacturing our Australian nail polish in France is that it’s direct with our raw ingredients manufacturers and 100% of any wastewater is treated. This allows us to keep our carbon footprint low. We also use 100% renewable energy at our warehouse and our head office. All our power is sourced from an ethical company that is well-known for its strong environmental and community credentials.

Sienna offers both Sustainability and Quality

Sienna’s commitment to creating sustainable, 100% vegan, cruelty-free products will never change. Our use of organically derived ingredients is good for the planet, but it also results in higher-quality nail polish. Our wide range of gorgeous shades can achieve full coverage in just 2 to 3 coats. Once you try Sienna, you wouldn’t want to buy from another nail polish brand. Thinking about placing an order? We’re happy to offer free shipping Australia-wide on all orders and if you’re based in the USA, you can shop our USA website for free domestic shipping. If you have any questions about our ingredients, ethical production standards, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to call (+ 61) 2 6680 2743 or fill out our online form. You can also visit us in person at our showroom in Byron Bay at 8/4 Banksia Drive. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Classic nail polish colours to try this year

Nail polish is a fun way to express yourself while elevating your favourite looks. If you’re interested in adding a few more bottles to your collection this year, why not go for something timeless? Every nail polish collection needs colours that are non-seasonal and always trending. That way, you can wear them with confidence all year long! Overwhelmed with choices? We’re here to help! Here are four classic nail polish colours to try this year.

1. Soft Pinks

No nail polish collection is complete without at least one or two shades of pink! Soft pinks are a fantastic year-round choice. They’re beautiful but subtle, making them practical for day-to-day use. Their softness will effortlessly complement your outfits rather than overpowering them. What’s not to love?

There are so many fab shades of pink nail polish out there for people of all skin tones and stylistic preferences. If you want your pink polish to stand out, you can opt for a deeper and glossier shade. If you prefer to keep things soft, you can select shades that are much closer to white than they are red.

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2. Calming Neutrals

When listing classic nail polish colours, nudes and neutrals should not be overlooked and are an absolute must if you haven’t experimented with them yet. While some may see them as too plain, to us, these shades scream elegance. There’s something effortlessly chic about colours that don’t require much thought, are subtle enough to match anything or blend with their surroundings and still look fantastic.

While we know nude and neutral nail polishes may be understated by nature, don’t discount the power of darker shades, like Nurture, to make quite the impression and draw some eyes while still maintaining the classic look that these colours are known for.

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3. Elegant reds

There’s nothing quite like a fresh mani with a coat of glossy red. Elegant red nail polish just oozes passion and romance. You really can’t go wrong with it, whether you’re drawn to lighter and more playful shades or dark and mysterious shades.

Red may seem too bold to be worn day-to-day, but that’s not the case. Depending on the shade, your red polish can match the lovely autumn leaves, spring’s strawberries, and so much more. Another unique advantage of red polish is that it’s both non-seasonal and perfect for celebrating both Valentine’s Day and Christmas!

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4. Classic white

They say black goes with everything, but the same is true for white! Classic white is fantastic for when you’re going for a minimalist and low-key mani. You can match it year-round with almost any outfit. It’s one of the easiest colours to pair with multiple looks and aesthetics, making it a staple of nail polish collections everywhere.

White nail polish exudes sophistication. It’s well suited to any event, whether you’re going out for dinner or shopping with friends. This shade is also incredibly versatile. You can go for a classy full coverage look or use it to create the perfect nail tips on a French manicure. If you don’t think classic white matches your skin tone, don’t worry! There are so many different shades that offer the same elegance and versatility, including off-white and white snow polishes.

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Browse Gorgeous Non-Toxic Nail Polish Online

Purchase these classic nail polish colours and many more online with Sienna! We’re proud to offer over 50 nature-inspired shades of non-toxic, vegan-certified, and 100% cruelty-free nail polish. Using organic ingredients like sugar cane, cotton, cassava and corn, our polish achieves perfect coverage in just 2 to 3 coats.

If you have any questions or need assistance placing an order, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can get in touch with our team by calling (+ 61) 2 6680 2743 or filling out our online form. You’re also welcome to visit us in person at our showroom in Byron Bay at 8/4 Banksia Drive.

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How to fix dry skin around your nails

If you neglect the skin around your nails, you run the risk of infected cuticles and hangnails. As well as being painful, in extreme circumstances these infections can cause your nails to change shape, colour or texture, or even become detached. Here’s how to look after your cuticles and the skin around your nails. Read on for healthy hands and fingers, and stronger more beautiful nails.
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Cuticles

Before we tell you how to care for the dry skin around your nails, you need to understand a bit about the anatomy of your fingernails.

If you like a manicure or you’re a fan of nail polish, you probably already know what cuticles are. However, you may not know what they are for and how you should look after them. The cuticle is the layer of clear skin at the bottom of your fingernail. If you don’t push your cuticles back, they tend to overlap the base of your nail.

The cuticle is waterproof, and its purpose is to protect the new nail and the skin around it from bacteria as the nail grows out from the nail root (or nail matrix in technical speak). Although you should never cut your cuticles, you need to keep them clean and moisturised. You will also want to push them back from your nails for a bigger nail area and a better manicure.

Hangnails

Hangnails are those irritating, jagged pieces of skin that jut out from around the sides of your fingernails. For some people, hangnails are painful. Unfortunately, they can also become infected. If this happens, the area can feel warm and sore, and you may notice an abscess. An infection of the skin around your fingernails or toenails is called paronychia.
What Causes Hangnails?
Cracked, brittle skin can cause hangnails, so moisturising your hands is essential, especially during winter. Other causes of hangnails include washing dishes without gloves, swimming in chlorinated water, frequent hand washing, and nail-biting.
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Caring for the Skin Around Your Nails

  1. Fill a bowl with warm, soapy water.
  2. Soak your hands (or feet) in the water for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove them from the bowl and pat them dry with a towel.
  4. Apply a cuticle oil like our award-winning Sienna Cuticle Oil and massage it into your cuticles.

Your nails, cuticles, and the skin around them will now be clean and soft. Push your cuticles back gently with an orange (cuticle) stick. We prefer to leave it at that but if you have lots of cuticle, you can now trim any excess skin and hangnails around your nails with cuticle scissors. To finish off, apply lots of your favourite moisturiser to your hands, fingers, cuticles, and the skin around your nails.

Dos
Use a sanitised nail clipper or cuticle scissors to cut off any hangnails or dead skin that is jutting out.

Ask someone to help you cut off hangnails, especially if the hangnail is on a finger on your dominant hand.

Moisturise your cuticles regularly with cuticle oil to prevent them from becoming dry and cracked.

If a hangnail gets infected make sure to see your pharmacist or naturopath for the correct medical advice for your unique skin.

Don’ts
Never cut off the entire cuticle. Make sure to leave a good amount of skin so you don’t expose it to infection.

Do not pick or rip off hangnails. A: It hurts! And B: If you are not careful with hangnails, you can damage the skin around your nails and risk infection.

Don’t bite your nails or the skin around them, or you risk hangnails.

Don’t forget your gloves in cold weather or while gardening or doing housework.

Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise

Finally, always moisturise your hands and cuticles liberally. At night, before you go to sleep, apply your favourite moisturiser and leave it to soak into your hardworking hands. And remember, you don’t have to wait for manicure day to moisturise your cuticles; you can also apply cuticle oil in-between times. Sienna Cuticle Oil is ethically made in France, certified vegan and cruelty-free and perfect for taking care of the area around your nails.
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Looking for nails that go with everything? Think nude

If you’re looking for a classic manicure or a shade that is subtle enough to compliment every outfit without distracting from it, nude tones will never let you down. Subtle colours allow you to transition from one look to the next without cramping your style. While we love matching our nails to our outfits, it can be time-consuming to do so. When you opt for a colour that blends harmoniously with everything, you can concentrate on the more challenging part, like finding an outfit in the first place. Here’s how to embrace nude nail polish and achieve a seriously timeless look that will go with everything you have in your wardrobe.
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Why nude?

While nude nails might be everywhere right now, this nail trend is certainly nothing new, after all, the colour nude is a classic for a reason. Think of your favourite pair of nude stilettos; they go with everything you put on, they never require much thought, and they always look elegant. In much the same way, beautifully manicured nude nails bring the same softness and elegance to your fingers.

Nude and neutrals are chill by nature, though that doesn’t mean ditching colour altogether. Choose a nude nail polish with an tone that suits your mood for a uniquely balanced shade. We love colours like Calm, which will not only match everything you put next to it but will provide you with a warm and organic look that you won’t be able to stop admiring.

Tip: If you don’t want to match your nude nail polish to your skin tone, opt for a lighter tone to brighten your hands or a darker tone to make a statement and draw eyes to your nails.

Think pink

If you’re looking for the next best thing to nude, you can’t go past pink. In fact, you’ll find that most nude polishes have some pink in them. The colour pink can range from cherry blossom to bubble gum but to avoid drawing too much attention, choose something soft and sweet that is closer to the nude shades we have spoken about. The beauty of neutrals is blending colour with tranquillity, so hone in on lighter, playful shades. Choose colours like Peony or Serenity to add a gentle feminine flair to your ensemble. These shades are just light enough that they won’t overpower your look yet still strong enough to give you a nice touch of colour.
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Upgrade your finish

Nude nails are great for everyday wear thanks to their versatility. If you want to make your nails pop, take them to the next level with these fabulous finishes that provide two different yet equally as beautiful looks to your nails.
Glossy Top Coat
Neutrals may fit every occasion, but you can still put your best foot forward. Upgrade your finish by using a shiny Gloss Top Coat to catch the eye. High gloss has long been the look of choice among celebrities and stars, and if adding a finish like high gloss can make your nails look great, draw a little attention AND add a layer of protection, we understand why.
Matte Top Coat
If you like the relaxed look of a neutral colour palette, you might also enjoy the subtle effect of a Matte Top Coat. Along with its more muted finish, the style offers added protection to your newly painted nails. Choose a matte finish for everyday elegance when full-on gloss is too much.
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Final thoughts

Make your life easier with neutral nails that transition seamlessly from one look to the next and give you effortless elegance. Try stylish nudes and neutrals and finishes for nails that fit every occasion, and you won’t turn back.
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Green is the hottest colour right now. Here’s why!

You might have noticed that green is popping up everywhere in the world of fashion and beauty.

From deep emerald through to beautiful blue-green combos adorning everything from clothes to makeup and green nail polish, there are many ways to incorporate this uplifting colour into your look. Let’s take a look at why green is the hottest colour right now and how you can harness those fresh and natural vibes.

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The natural antidote to neutral tones

We’ve seen a lot of neutral these past few seasons. While we’re all for a soothing palette of cream and beige, there are times when you just crave something different.

So what could be fresher than a pop of natural green? Available in so many shades from subtle mint through to arresting neon green, you’ll find a shade to flatter and uplift your look with a flash of colour.

Loved by celebrities

Take a quick scroll through Instagram and you’ll see that celebrities far and wide are opting for green as their go-to colour this season.

Check out Kendall Jenner looking sensational in a lime green figure-hugging dress. It’s all about the zesty shade here, which works in harmony with the natural beauty of the backdrop.

For a more relaxed vibe, take a look at this pic posted by Isla Fisher on National Redhead Day. Moss green is the essential shade for you redheads out there, and the lovely Isla manages to look stunning dressed simply in a green sweater and jeans.

Or channel the pure glamour of Gigi Hadid rocking a green metallic shirt and oodles of attitude in this catwalk clip. It tells you all you need to know about why green is the hottest trend in fashion right now.

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A twist on classic style

What we also love about green is that it’s the modern twist on classic style. Swap a tired black jacket for a velvet blazer in luxurious bottle green for a touch of decadence.

Tired of your makeup routine? Step away from boring beige and add a slick of green eyeshadow to draw attention to your best assets. Green suits every eye colour, bringing out hidden depths in brown tones, adding sparkle to blue eyes and creating a full-on effect for anyone blessed with naturally green peepers.

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Get some green in your life!

If you’re a bit colour-shy, then you can get some green in your life by starting small. Try one green accessory at a time to get a feel of which shade suits you best. It could be an emerald green scarf to add a pop of colour to your outfit or a to-die-for bag in eye-catching lime green.

One of the simplest ways to channel the fresh vibes is to change your nail colour. Check out our range of non-toxic products, embracing the latest in colour trends including green nail polish.

For an earthy shade of green, reach for Wilderness. This khaki shade is perfect if subtlety is your signature, capturing an all-natural vibe.

If you love ultra glam style, then Olivia is the shade for you. An intense olive green, this shade commands attention and is guaranteed to bring out your inner femme fatale!

And if your style is bright and breezy, our aptly named Breeze nail polish is your perfect match. The turquoise hue of this green nail polish looks simply fabulous on any skin shade and will make your nails the epicentre of attention.

The final word on green

We couldn’t finish without mentioning that our unique range of nail polishes is green in every sense of the word. Our plant formulas are certified safe, vegan, halal and cruelty-free. They’re breathable and water permeable too, which means that they work in harmony with nature, not against it.

Even our packaging is environmentally friendly thanks to the recyclable glass bottles and timber caps. Browse our collections to find the perfect shade of planet- and nail-friendly polish to suit your green lifestyle.

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What is Halal nail polish? Yes, it exists!

What does it mean for something to be halal?

Halal is an Arabic word that means permissible and is used to describe an action or product that is acceptable under Islamic law. While the term most often refers to food and food preparation, these days it’s also used to describe a wider range of items, including pharmaceuticals, personal care products and even cosmetics.
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What are halal cosmetics?

We all know that what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body. Unfortunately, not all beauty products are created equally — something you must take note of if you live by certain personal or religious standards. Practising Muslims, for example, must only use halal cosmetics that have been manufactured, produced and made from halal products.

While we all love a good vegan, cruelty-free, organic beauty product, it’s important to note that these labels don’t always mean the product is halal! Vegan cosmetics may not use haram (the opposite of halal) animal by-products, but they may contain alcohol or other haram ingredients.

If you’re in need of halal cosmetics, the best way to ensure their integrity is to purchase from a halal-certified company or to do some research on the ingredients yourself.

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Can nail polish be halal?

While certain foundations, lipsticks and other cosmetics have been approved as halal, there’s one beauty product that still sparks debate. Can nail polish really be halal? Those who say no usually come back to two main concerns.

Impermissible ingredients

Like any cosmetic, nail polish can be made with halal or haram products and ingredients. Most traditional nail polishes are automatically haram, thanks to their inclusion of certain animal products or alcohol, and it can be difficult to find a nail polish that forgoes these ingredients.

Inconvenient application

Of course, halal nail polish — made from permissible ingredients and processes — does exist. So why does the debate go on?

The second concern has to do with the practice of Wudu or ablution — the act of cleansing the body before prayer — that must be done before each of the five daily prayers required for practising Muslims. During Wudu, water must cover certain parts of the body, including the hands and feet. The problem? Traditional nail polish isn’t usually water-permeable, which means that in order to complete the ablution process correctly, the nail polish must be removed before each prayer. Talk about time-consuming!

Halal nail polish is possible — if it’s made correctly

So, what if there were nail polish that met both of these concerns? A nail polish that was made with halal products and processes which was also Wudu-friendly?

Luckily for nail polish lovers everywhere, there is! Some companies, including Sienna, have recognised the need for a nail polish that looks great but still allows the wearer to adhere to their religious standards.

Truly halal nail polish not only uses natural, healthy and permissible ingredients, but it also utilises a unique, breathable formula that allows water to fully permeate the polish and reach the nail bed. This makes it possible to perform Wudu properly, even while wearing your polish.

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Where to find the best halal nail polish

If you think that high-quality cosmetics should be accessible to anyone, so do we! Here at Sienna, we believe beauty is for everyone, regardless of personal or religious beliefs, standards or needs. We’re overjoyed to be able to include the best halal nail polish in our line of sustainable, ethical and stunning beauty products.

We’re proud to hold a current Halal Certificate from the Halal Certification Services (HCS), which means that our nail polishes completely meet every requirement for halal standards. Our line of nail polishes is made using the proper processes and ingredients and formulated to be water-permeable and Wudu-friendly.

Browse our range of products today to find organic, halal, cruelty-free, ethical and sustainable nail polish that’s beautiful on you and better for the planet.

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4 Steps to a natural nail polish routine

Applying nail polish should be a stress-free process, but many find themselves stressing over a nail polish routine that results in a flawless finish. The key is to have fun instead of focusing on perfection.
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To make the process of applying nail polish enjoyable and to achieve a look you’ll love, we share 4 essential nail polish application tips.

Step 1: Preparing Your Nails

Any great nail polish routine should start with the right preparation. If you feel your nails are too long, use nail clippers to trim them starting from one side and working towards the other to prevent them from splitting.

Next, use a cotton pad and water-based nail polish remover to thoroughly clean your nails. Don’t forget your cuticles. Gently push cuticles back with a flat stick or fingernail and apply some cuticle oil.

Cleaning nails thoroughly with soap and water ensures that nail polish adheres well to your nail. Once you have washed your hands, dry the nails thoroughly as any remaining oil will compromise the adhesion of the polish.

Now, you’re ready for the next step.

Step 2: Apply a Base Coat of Nail Polish

The next step in your natural nail polish routine is to apply a base coat. Keep your hand somewhere stable, like a table and start applying the base coat nail polish until your nails are covered by a thin layer of polish. This is important to get an even colour and avoid a patchy look when your nails are finished. It will also prevent them from getting any stains if you’re using dark colours.

Allow the base coat layer to dry for approximately two minutes. This will give the solvents in your polish sufficient time to evaporate.

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Step 3: Apply Natural Nail Polish

Now for the best part.  It’s time to choose your favourite natural nail polish colour!

Start by applying the polish in a stripe down the centre of the nail bed. Work your way to the side of your nails in thin, even layers. Finish the process by swiping across the tip of your nail to seal in the colour.

Repeat the process until all your fingernails have been coated with a layer of polish. Wait for about two to three minutes to allow sufficient time for your nails to dry.

You’re now ready to apply a second coat. When you have finished applying the second coat, wait for another two to three minutes for the polish to dry.

Step 4: Apply a Top Coat

This is the last step. You’re almost finished. Apply a quality natural top coat nail polish using the same method followed in Step 3. The topcoat will seal in the colour and give your nails a beautiful shine. The seal also helps prevent the chipping of the nails resulting in a longer mani.

Reapply the top coat every two to three days to keep the polish looking fresh and make sure to keep your hands hydrated throughout the day to give your polished nails a fresh look.

Rehydrate your cuticles and nails using a little cuticle oil and go around the nail, gently rubbing in the oil with the other fingers around the nail on the skin and not on the nail.

That’s it! You now have a set of beautiful looking fingernails.
Aside from following the right method, it’s also important to use products that will give you the best results and are safe.

At Sienna, we have a range of clean nail care products to help you take the best care of your nails without allowing toxic chemicals to enter your skin. Browse through our range of clean nail care products and find more helpful information on caring for your nails.

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Go green with breathable nail polish

If you take pride in the finishing touches that pull your look together and love products that are clean and green for you and the planet, you need to know about nail polish that not only looks great but is also breathable.
While traditional nail polishes rely on toxic ingredients that don’t allow your nails to breathe, leading to weak, brittle and unhealthy nails, there is another way, that’s stylish, green and breathable! Read on to know more about why this must have class of nail polish, is great for your nails and planet-kind too.
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What is breathable nail polish?

This type of nail polish allows air and water to reach your nails through osmosis. Traditional nail polish contains ingredients that leave an impermeable film over your nails, cutting off the supply of oxygen and moisture to the nails.

What’s great about it?

Your nails will thank you for choosing breathable nail polish. Here’s why:

  • Traditional nail polish is formulated using toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and benzophenone. But choose a nail polish with a plant-based formula like Sienna’s, and you can avoid toxic ingredients that harm the planet and your nails. Instead, you’ll find naturally derived ingredients such as sugar cane, cassava, cotton and corn that work in harmony with the environment and your body.
  • Sienna’s nail polish also allows the nail’s natural oils to move freely through the nail instead of trapping them. This means your nails are kept nourished and healthy while looking great too.
  • There is also the added benefit of getting a longer-lasting manicure when you use breathable and natural nail polish. Because non-breathable polishes don’t allow your nails’ oils to circulate freely, they build up on the surface of your nail. This means that the polish doesn’t cling to your nails and chips easily. You’ll find a manicure with natural, breathable polish looks better for longer for this reason.
  • With air being able to get through the nail polish, your nails dry quicker, which means there’s less time spent waiting around and less chance of smudging. You have to love a speedier route to beautiful hands!

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Treat your nails – and the planet

These days, there’s more to shopping for nail polishes than just picking out your favourite shade.

Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact their choices make – and that’s a great thing!

Reaching for breathable nail polish that comes with a whole list of planet-kind credentials is a decision with a conscience.

Not only are all the nail polishes in the Sienna collection breathable, but they’re also vegan-certified and cruelty-free. And thanks to their natural ingredients, our polishes are made with minimal waste by-products, making them even more in tune with the planet.

We even use 100% renewable energy at our warehouse and office, package our polishes in recyclable material and run a recycling program where customers can return their empty bottles.

So you can enjoy the stunning range of shades – inspired by the natural beauty of our base in Byron Bay – and a formula that actually cares for your nails at the same time as doing your bit for the planet. How’s that for ticking all the boxes?

Shop breathable and natural nail polish

Make your choice of nail polish breathable by shopping for natural, vegan and cruelty-free nail polish from the Sienna collection.

With stunning shades updated seasonally, you’ll be spoiled for choice, and with free, fast delivery for domestic shipping, you won’t have to wait around to start enjoying your gorgeous, breathable nail polish, designed to care for your nails and the planet.

Fair skin tone hand holding Nail Strengthener Bottle with timber cap by sienna

Put an end to fingernail damage with Nail Strengthener

Do you suffer from weak or easily damaged nails? Maybe you dream of strong, healthy nails that look fantastic just as they are or in the latest polish shades. Don’t despair. Your nail goals are within reach when you include a nail strengthener as part of your self-care routine.
nail strengthener hand swatch on fair skin tone by sienna

What damages fingernails?

One of the main causes of damage to fingernails is overuse of harsh nail polishes, gel treatments and acetone-based nail polish remover. For example, the acetone used in products to remove traditional polish and gel manicures is very drying and damaging to the nails — something you will notice if you use them regularly.

Your nails can also be damaged if you tend to pick off your nail polish or gel treatment yourself. The layers of your nails will come away, making them weak and prone to damage.

Washing your hands frequently or spending a lot of time in water can also damage your nails, as they become soft and split easily.

Certain underlying conditions can affect the health of your nails too. These include psoriasis, anaemia, fungal infections and thyroid disease. Medications can also change the strength of your nail bed.

How can a nail strengthener help?

It’s good to know that despite all these threats to nail health, there’s a simple solution to protect your nails and restore their natural beauty.
Incorporate a nail strengthener into your hand and nail care routine and you will soon be rewarded with strong, beautiful nails.

For the natural way to stronger nails, reach for Sienna’s ethically made, vegan and cruelty-free nail strengthener. Instead of toxic ingredients that affect your health, harm your nails and the environment, our formula is based on the natural healing and strengthening powers of:

  • Sugarcane – naturally hydrating and loaded with iron and magnesium, which are great for nail health
  • Cassava – a tropical root vegetable that’s an important source of minerals for cell growth
  • Cotton – another rich source of nourishing minerals
  • Corn – full of B vitamins and minerals that promote healthy nail growth

These powerful plant compounds combine to heal and strengthen your nails the natural way, providing a protective layer to shield them from knocks and damage as well as offering deep-down hydrating nutrition. You can even use our nail strengthener as a base coat to help your polish adhere to your nails, protecting them at the same time!

nail strengthener swatch on 3 different skin tone by sienna

How do I apply my Sienna nail strengthener?

  1. Remove any nail polish. Wash your hands and nails, and dry thoroughly.
  2. Apply the nail strengthener just as you would nail polish. Brush in a line down the centre of your nail, then one on either side.
  3. Allow to dry, then apply a second coat.
  4. Then apply a single coat on alternate days for a week.
  5. When the week is up, remove with acetone-free nail polish remover and restart the process.

You can also make nails stronger by…

  • Protecting your hands and nails with rubber gloves when washing up and cleaning.
  • Taking a biotin supplement — also known as vitamin B7, biotin can help strengthen your hair and nails. Always check with your naturopath first!
  • Drinking plenty of water to hydrate your nails and keep them healthy.
  • Avoiding nail polishes and treatments containing harsh chemicals.
  • Avoiding gel and acrylic nails, which can cause your own nails to peel.
  • Keeping your nails on the shorter side to keep them strong.

Shop plant-based and cruelty-free nail strengthener

Healthy, strong nails are within reach. Shop natural, vegan and cruelty-free Sienna nail strengthener as the first step towards the nails you deserve. Free delivery on orders over $100 in Australia and quick delivery makes it super simple to claim those strong and gorgeous nails!