Paypal logo Afterpay logo

about buds

Welcome to Buds, where the fun begins at your fingertips! Our non-toxic polishes are made from 83% plant-derived ingredients, and free from the harshest chemicals commonly found in nail polish. With a rainbow of vibrant colors, Buds is designed for all kids, whether they're obsessed with monster trucks or Barbie dolls. Our bottles are easy for little hands to hold, and our gentle formula is perfect for tiny nails. So, let’s ditch the boring and embrace the fun – because every kid deserves a splash of color in their life!

What It's All About:

Did you know that commercial nail polishes are absolutely not suitable for children?

When choosing products for our kids, safety is always a top priority. Unfortunately, commercial nail polishes contain harsh chemicals that make them anything but safe for young nails. Some of the worst offenders are:

Formaldehyde - A hardening agent that is also a known carcinogen.
Toluene - A solvent that can impact the central nervous system, causing headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) - Linked to reproductive issues and banned in several countries.
Camphor - Can cause nausea, dizziness, and headaches when inhaled.
Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) - Suspected to disrupt hormone regulation.

There is a lot to love about BUds

As a parent, I struggled to find a fun nail polish brand that was safe for my kids. Most options seemed geared only towards girls, but I wanted something that my little boy could enjoy too (because actually he loves nail polish more than his sister does - take that gender-norms!). That's why I decided to create Buds. Our nail polishes are free from a heap of harmful chemicals (check out our FAQ about 12 free here) and are made from 83% plant-derived ingredients like cotton, sugarcane, and corn, replacing traditionally used petrochemical ingredients. Buds polishes are water permeable & breathable (meaning oxygen and water still reaches the nail bed when the polish is on), vegan, cruelty-free, and proudly made in Australia.

With Buds, every child—whether they're into dinosaurs, unicorns, or anything in between—can enjoy a safe and colorful nail polish experience. Let’s celebrate creativity and fun for all kids, keeping their nails vibrant and their health protected!