Allison and Julie Hoffman, sister-in-laws, launched Native Polish in 2015 to offer locals - and those who left their hearts in NOLA - a more natural, authentic line of nail polish. Fun fact: the idea was conceived during their annual sister-in-law day at Jazz Fest ... Erica Falls at Congo Square in the backdrop.
Native is vegan, cruelty free and 10 free, which means polishes do not contain ten harmful chemicals: formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), TPHP, ethyl tosylamide, tert-butyl hydroperoxide, xylenes and parabens.
Feeling better about what they’re wearing on their nails, New Orleans women also adore the longevity of the polish. One customer, Maria Crumley, told the Native girls, “Before I discovered Native, it had been a good 20 years since my last manicure – polish never lasted more than a couple of days. With Native, my manicures easily last 7-10 days without chipping and I’m able to express the passion I have for the Crescent City through their meaningful names."
The inspiration for the newer Mini Native line are their two daughters, Evie and Mia.
All polishes come ready to gift for yourself or others – Native ($11) in a small burlap sack and Mini Native ($8) in a tiny linen bag.
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/ Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate
May Contain: N-Butyl Alcohol, Mica, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Etylene/Va Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Aluminum Powder, Titanium Dioxide, Red 6 BA.Lake, Red 7 CA.Lake, Red 34 CA.Lake, Yellow 5 AL.Lake, Red Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Manganese Violet, Chromium Oxide Green, Ultramarines, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Black 2, Blue 1 Lake, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tin Oxide, Polyacrylate-4