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        Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is vegan nail polish?

    Vegan nail polish does not  contain any animal byproducts.

2. What is cruelty-free nail polish?

    Cruelty-fee nail polish is not tested on animals.

3. What is 21-free nail polish?

    10-free nail polish does not contain the following:  

          1. Animal Derivatives

          2. Toluene

          3. Benzene

          4. Xylene

          5. Formaldehyde Releaser

          6. Formaldehyde Resin

          7. Phthalates

          8. Cyclic Silicones

          9. Camphor

          10. Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)

          11. Glycol Ethers of Series E

          12. Hydroquinone (HQ)

          13. 4-Methoxyphenol (MEHQ)

          14. Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP)

          15. Nonylphenol Ethoxylates

          16. Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide

          17. Chromium Oxide Greens

          18. Bismuth Oxychloride

          19. Carcinogenic Mutagenic Reprotoxic (CMR) Substances

          20. Synthetic Fragrances

          21. Ethyl Tosylamide

4. How long does Earth Kandy vegan non-halal nail polish last on your nails?

    With proper care Earth Kandy vegan non-halal nail polish lasts up to 2  weeks. It is recommended to purchase and pair your colored nail polish with the "EK Base Coat" and "EK Top Coat" to increase the longevity of your polished nails. It is suggested to polish your nails with the "EK Top Coat" every other day or as needed to increase gloss and prevent nail polish chipping.

5. What is halal nail polish?

    Halal nail polish has acquired Halal certification for its production facility,  materials and manufacturing processes. Earth Kandy's Aqua Collection is halal certified by the ISWA Halal Certification Department. Certification is available upon request. Please email:

6. Is Earth Kandy Nail Polish water permeable?

    Yes, Earth Kandy's Aqua Collection nail polishes are water permeable. 

7. How many coats of Earth Kandy Aqua Collection nail polish should I put on?

   To ensure water permeability it is suggested that you coat your nails with up to 2 thin coats of Earth Kandy Aqua Collection nail polish. 

                                For example:

                                1 coat color + 1 coat top coat or

                                2 coats of color


8. How is the water permeability of Earth Kandy Aqua Collection nail polishes  tested?

    Earth Kandy's Aqua Collection nail polishes are tested and verified water permeable by SGS Labs. Verification is available upon request. Please email:


   *Disclaimer- A paper towel does not scientifically verify water permeability. It is important to note that there are several water permeable formulas on the market. All of the formulas work differently and you will see different test results during testing. Please use your best judgement before making a purchase. 


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9. Is Earth Kandy Aqua Collection nail polish peelable?

    Earth Kandy Aqua Collection nail polish is not peelable, it goes on like a  regular nail lacquer. It is removed with nail polish remover like a regular nail lacquer as well.

10. How long does Earth Kandy Aqua Collection nail polish stay on?

    With proper care Earth Kandy Aqua Collection nail polish lasts up to 5 days.

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