Summer is here, which means it’s time for fun under the sun. Certain colors are “in” during the summer season, so we’ve listed some of the most stunning shades to help you brighten up your day. These vibrant nail polishes aren’t tested on animals and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients (they’re vegan). Animals used in experiments, such as rabbits and rats, simply want to live in peace. They’re also doting parents—rats will even dip their paws into cool water to clean their infants’ faces. Don’t let animal experiments darken your bright summer days—choose from these brands, and you can rest assured that your look will be totally animal-friendly.
This earthy emerald green is everything, and so is Adesse New York! Its nail-care products are vegan, animal-test free, and eco-friendly—plus, they nourish and rejuvenate your nails.
Get bright pops of color for the sunny season with HOOPLA’s array of summer-inspired shades.
The 90s are back, baby. L.A. COLORS neon jelly polish pairs perfectly with glitter jelly sandals, frosted eyeshadow, and matching butterfly clips.
We adore this Dulce Amor shade from ella+mila’s BonBon collection.
Base Coat has nail salon locations in six states and sells its cruelty-free, nontoxic polish through its website. Below are the perfect pinks for summer: Taurus and Polka.
Rival the sunset with this glittery purple shade by Sparitual.
Cloudy Day by Pacifica is a great base shade for simple nail art designs.
wet n wild offers many ocean-inspired blues. Check out its different collections to find your favorite.
Another bright blue, perfect for the beach! This one is courtesy of Acquarella.
MO Nails offers vegan and environmentally safe gel polishes in over 100 colors and finishes.
Arabella by YAPA is the perfect shade of sunshiny yellow.
786 Cosmetics ships internationally, so it’s perfect for your summer study abroad or sabbatical—or for any travelers who identify as citizens of the world.
To find out if a beauty or personal-care product brand is naughty or nice to animals, search our Beauty Without Bunnies database.
More about product testing
Want to learn more about cruel, archaic tests on animals, which are totally unnecessary for creating great beauty products? Read more about product testing, and check out the video below.