Cruelty-Free & Vegan-Friendly Drugstore Nail Polish Brands

December 30, 2014By 7 Comments

cruelty-free drugstore nail polish

Calling all budget-conscious vegan beauty bunnies (myself included), there’s no need to break the bank when it comes to lookin’ for gorgeous nail lacquers Sure, there are lots of swanky, high-end vegan nail polish brands in places like health food stores and online boutiques that cost a pretty penny, but there are also SO many affordable cruelty-free gems that can be found at your local Walgreens, Walmart, and Target.

Here are some cruelty-free and vegan-friendly drugstore nail polish brands to keep an eye out for:

  • China Glaze – Long-lasting, chip resistant shades (available at Walgreens) that go for about $5 each.
  • Color Club – They have a wide variety of super fun, vegan-friendly shades, and they’re made in the USA.
  • e.l.f. – $2 a pop! You can’t beat that. 🙂
  • Milani – They officially announced their cruelty-free status this past June (you can red more about that here), and their polishes are available at stores like Walgreens, CVS, and Kmart.
  • Pacifica – 100% vegan beauty brand. Their polishes are 7-free (a.k.a non-toxic) and are available at Target.
  • Pixi by Petra – The have an array of fun shades and are available at places like Target.
  • wet ‘n’ wild – Click the link to which polishes are and aren’t vegan.

What’s you’re favorite vegan-friendly drugstore polish?

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  1. elizabeth longphre says:

    Does Broadway nail polish at Dollar General test on animals

  2. dinah says:


    I was looking at elf cosmetics and it says made in china!! If made in china, then the test on animals. Can you clarify this???

  3. Krystina bookman says:

    Is B.S.N nail polish cruelty free? Is five below nail polish cruelty free? Is Broadway nail polish cruelty free? Is Orly nail polish cruelty free?

  4. Icequeen81 says:

    elf is by us expensive

    but love china, wet and wild haven’t seen the other brands here, you should try la girl also cruelty free.

  5. laura says:

    I have been looking for a good vegan /non toxic nail polish brand for a while that does not smell harsh and that has a treatment for dry brittle peeling nails. do you have any suggestions ? it would be a big help and thanks for your reviews i love reading them
    I currently have over 10 different brands of nail polishes and more treatments and i am currently wearing china glaze calcium gel nail fortifier and it has not helped at all:(

  6. Ashley Keck says:

    Thank you so much!! I was always wondering about China Glaze. It’s good to know the polish is cruelty free AND vegan!! =)

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