This 9-Free Nail Polish is BETTER than your typical gel manicure!

When I first started shouting from the rooftops that I found the best non toxic 9-free polish to everyone I know {mom, dad, sister – you name it, anyone with a ear was hearing it!} the response I was getting back was “wait what’s 9 free?”

-my eyes fell out of my face-

I rattled off the 9 chemicals that Londontown refuses to include in their polish {Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toulene, Camphor, DBP, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Acetone, TPHP}.

That was when I realized, there are SO many people who have no clue that conventional nail polish is oooozing with chemicals.

For about a year, I’ve taken an oath <personal, nothing crazy here> to only use clean beauty products. It has been quite the adventurous search for a clean nail polish that holds up as well as your typical ‘go to’ brands for conventional polish. I’ve tried a few that would last anywhere from an hour (not kidding) to a day (improvement right?) to about a work week – which seemed like my best bet.

It’s like I’m walking on cloud 9 pun intended I’ve finally discovered the mother of all 9-free polishes.

Londontown serves up an incredible color selection [I’ve been diggin Waterloo Sunset, Pass the Port and Kissed By Rose Gold, which were gifted to me by the company].

The Story Behind Londontown

Londontown polishes are vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, 9-free as I mentioned and infused with a blend of botanicals. The name of the company pays tribute to the family’s flower garden along with the family remedy {the Florium Complex} uses a blend of vitamin and botanical oils to restore, hydrate and strengthen nails! Read more about Londontown here.

The Polish

Waterloo Sunset

The incredible team at Londontown sent me a few colors, along with their base & top coat to take for a test spin.

I’m not kidding you when I say that I had friends asking me if this was a gel manicure done at a salon… no girl, it’s better!

How to Apply

You’re right – it’s not rocket science for how to paint your nails. But if you’re like me and have always overcompensated by painting on 3+ coats of polish with hopes that it’ll last longer .. *spoiler alert* … that’s not necessary.

Kissed by Rose Gold
  • Step 1: Apply a thin coat of the nail hardener/base coat – allow a minute or so to dry, I like to do this in between each step so there are no smudges.
  • Step 2: Apply 2 coats of the nail color ~ yes, only 2. Trust me on this!
  • Step 3: Last, apply a thin coat of the gel genius top coat [this is the secret ingredient that gives that gel look, without the chemicals, holllla]

I am so impressed with how smooth the polish went on + it dried rather quickly – but also as a precaution, make sure you only paint your nails when you have some time to patiently sit afterwards and let them dry .. great excuse to binge watch your fave tv show [like Pretty Little Liars, the Perfectionists that I just discovered on Freeform] oooook.

Fave Shade? Is it possible to choose!?

Pass the Port

Which shade is your fave? I think Pass the Port takes the cake for me – but Kissed by Rose Gold is stunning too, reminds me of New Year’s Eve … I also love the subtle pink shade of Waterloo Sunset

This is a good indecisive opinion to have – I love them all!


Go to Ulta, the Londontown website or check the store locater guide to see where you can buy and try Londontown out for yourself! Ditch the salon and commit to chemical free nail polish for 2020.

Once you add this high performing, 9-free, paraben free nail polish to your collection, I bet you never go back!

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