Katie Vibes
low-impact & conscious lifestyle


Little Ondine 'Karma' Water-Based Nail Polish

I've been seeing Little Ondine floating around the blogs lately and this month, I finally took the plunge and purchased a wee bottle. I chose the shade 'Karma' which is a gorgeous teal that leans more towards the green side. Little Ondine polishes are really unique in the fact that they are water-based and peel-off. This reduces the amount of harmful chemicals that come in to contact with your nails as not only are the polishes healthy, but there's no need for another product when it comes to removal. The polish is made up of only natural resin, organic colourants, and water; but the quality is still brilliant.

I've been really impressed with the formulation of this polish. The colour is bright, vibrant, and shiny. Also, the first time I wore this polish, it stuck around for two days with only minimal tip wear - and this was without a top coat! I also liked how - if you got a little on your skin when applying - you could just peel it right off with no mess. I also applied it for the Gorgeously Green Gathering last weekend. Unfortunately it did peel a little this time but to be fair, I was partaking in lots of product testing and opening cans of fizz etc. Sarah mentioned during the weekend that she finds that the Little Ondine base and top coat ('Secret') completely fixes this issue so I'll definitely be looking in to purchasing that when I wish to invest in other colours. I already have my eye on 'Sweet Liquor' which looks like a great dupe for Essie's 'Sand Tropez'. I'm also incredibly excited about the prospect of fuss-free glitter polishes. Who knows... that investment may happen sooner rather than later!

Overall, I'm really intrigued by Little Ondine's originality in formula and colours. I really suggest you check them out and if you're interested, many of the shades are available with free delivery from LoveLula.