True Colors - 2016
Water based, eco friendly manicure kit. Exhibited at Stockholm Furniture fair 2017.
Commercial nail polish contains chemicals and toxins harmful to both the environment and to our health, and often dries up before we can use the whole bottle. I wanted to design an eco-friendly alternative, and started out trying to invent my own polish…
… but I overestimated my knowledge about chemistry, and my DIY-polish never dried. Instead, I found out that there are water based, non-toxic options to regular nail polish.
I decided to make a fun, DIY-manicure kit, that allows you to mix your own polish from a clear water-based formula and natural mineral pigments.
“True Colors” is a healthier, waste-free alternative to conventional nail polish. The bottles can be reused since the formula is easy to wash away and there is no need for chemical nail polish remover. Another bonus is that this polish is totally scent free!
Mix your favourite hues directly in the bottles. (Just pour it in and give it a shake, small metal balls in the bottle makes mixing easy) For an extra special color, mix a smaller amount in the bowl. No unnecessary waste, no big collections of dried up polish!