During my little adventure to the Norwich Vegan and Yoga festival last month, I came across many beautiful vegan and cruelty free brands. One of those brands, with whom I’m very familiar was Tropic. In fact, I actually used to work for them as an ambassador all the way back in 2014, but stopped when my day job had me working in London more frequently leaving my calendar totally unpredictable.
For those of you who haven’t come across or heard of them before, Tropic are a cruelty free brand, focused on providing fresh products derived from natural and ethically sourced ingredients. All of their products are Vegan and none are tested on animals. Having once worked for them, there was a time when owned almost all of their products and so can absolutely testify their high quality and proven results.
One product I hadn’t tried before however, was the Nail Nectar. This is mainly down to the fact that for one reason or another, I’ve always had fairly short nails so have never really had a need. They had to be cut right down for Judo and Netball, and it was downright impossible to have them long for American Football. Now that I’m solely exercising in the gym and not playing or competing in any sports that require short nails I’ve allowed them to grow out – only to find that they keep breaking! As it turns out, I don’t have particularly strong nails, and I’m forever snagging them on things or breaking them off entirely.
The Nail Nectar is a deeply nourishing oil designed to help strengthen and improve the overall strength and condition the nails and cuticle with continued use. With the combination of almond oil to soften, calming May Chang essential oil and vitamin rich passion flower oil this little bottle is bursting with everything your nails could possibly need.
The oil is applied in the same way you would a nail varnish, and then gently rub it into the nails and cuticles. Like many of the Tropic products, the oil has a gorgeous citrus scent that I can’t get enough of. I personally found it better to apply in the evening, as it does leave a small amount of oil behind if you aren’t sparing with it, and I like to sit with it on the nail for as long as possible.
As it takes around 6 months for the nail to grow from root to tip, I wasn’t really expecting to see much of a change until at least a few months of use. After the very first application my nails looked shiny and my cuticles softer. Having now been using this oil for a little over a month I’ve noticed a huge difference to both the appearance and strength of my nails. They no longer break off all the time which has meant I’ve got them to a nice length and been able to keep them there.
This oil is now firmly embedded as part of my evening beauty routine, and despite daily use its barely gone down at all. For only £8 a bottle this is a must have addition to any routine, plus with the tiny flowers at the bottom of the bottle it looks gorgeous on my vanity. I’m so very glad I gave this little gem a go, and now that my love has been rekindled for Tropic I think I’ll be doing a little haul come pay day.
Have you ever tried anything from Tropic?