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Buds FAQ's

Buds by Hanami Cosmetics was born out of the desire to provide a more ethical range of products.
Our ethos is birght, colourful, joy enducing cosmetics with a conscience and we keep this at the heart of everything we do.

Buds nail polish is made from over 83% naturally derived ingredients (we get our solvents from plants, not petrochemicals), plus we've made sure it's free from the top 10 nasty chemicals that most nail polish contain - ensuring it's non-toxic and gentle for both big and small people. It's also water permeable and breathable. See a full ingredient list here.

Absolutely! Our nail polish is designed for small hands, with bottles and caps that are easy to handle. Plus, it chips off without the need for harsh nail polish removers. To remove it faster you can use Hanami water based nail polish remover, or a gentle non-acetone remover of your choice.

Our polishes come in a range of joyful and vibrant shades that kids will love. We have selected 5 shades to launch with (Lizard - green, Fairyfloss - pink, Sky - blue, Sunny - yellow, Crayon - orange red) and will grow from here. Your suggestions are welcome as to what we should add next!

Buds nail polish is proudly made in Australia in small batches (to ensure quality and minimise any waste), using high-quality, naturally derived ingredients.

For the best results, apply two thin coats of Buds nail polish and let each coat dry completely before the next. This helps the color stay vibrant and last longer. Our formula has a super speedy dry time, so you should only need 60 seconds between coats.

Of course! While Buds is designed with kids in mind, our high-quality formula and fun shades are perfect for adults who want to join in the colorful fun.

Store your Buds nail polish in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This helps maintain the quality and longevity of the polish.

Keep counting! Buds formula is actually 13 FREE! We don't use any of the following ingredients in our Aussie made polish:

  1. Formaldehyde - A known carcinogen used as a hardening agent.
  2. Toluene - A solvent that can impact the central nervous system.
  3. Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) - Linked to reproductive issues.
  4. Formaldehyde Resin - A derivative of formaldehyde, also associated with allergies and skin irritation.
  5. Camphor - Can cause nausea, dizziness, and headaches when inhaled.
  6. Ethyl Tosylamide - A plasticizer that can cause allergic reactions.
  7. Xylene - A solvent that can cause dizziness, headaches, and potential long-term health effects.
  8. Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) - Suspected to disrupt hormone regulation.
  9. Benzophenone - Endocrine disruptor and possible carcinogen
  10. Parabens - Preservatives that can disrupt hormone function.
  11. Sulfates - Can cause skin irritation and other health issues.
  12. Fragrances - Often composed of undisclosed chemicals that can trigger allergies and asthma.
  13. Animal-derived ingredients - Ensuring the product is vegan and cruelty-free.

Yes, Buds nail polish is both vegan and cruelty-free. We care about our furry friends and the planet, just as much as we care about little hands and feet.

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