“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver
If you want some pretty nails with modern colors and a little less toxic than the typical, check out these polishes from Deborah Lippman. They’re not tested on animals, and are toluene, DBP, and formaldehyde free.
I love the colors like “Waking up in Vegas” (a putty gray) and “Believe” (a metallic beige/gold). See below left to right. Also, the polish actually stays on really well, similar to an Essie or OPI, just be sure to coat every other day with your top coat to keep things looking fresh and to protect (I’ve gone up to 8 days in the same polish using this method).
You can buy them at Nordstroms, Neiman’s, Barney’s, and in the Minneapolis area at Ampersand and Cos Bar in Edina.