If you started thinking about the ingredients in most nail polishes (and removers), you’d start to bite your nails. So in their latest package, Siobhan and Alexandra of No More Dirty Looks came up with a true mani–cure (sorry, bad pun): a Czech Glass nail file, RGB nail lacquer, and nontoxic Priti NYC polish remover pads:
In short, it was another perfect example of the NDL mission: to share clean beauty products that actually work. We caught up with Alexandra and Siobhan to find out more…
1. Q: How did you come up with the idea for #NDL07?
NDL: OK, stupid answer first: Have you looked around on Instagram lately? Girls’ nails are amazing right now, so to inaugurate the summer and welcome the trend we decided to pair up with our favorite nontoxic nail polish line, RGB, and send out some playful brights. We’re also obsessed with glass nail files. They’re more hygienic, precise, and they’re non-disposable. Plus, the one we picked had this sort of throwback sunset smear of fluorescent orange and yellow. Think Ocean Pacific sunset T-shirts from the ’80s. To top it off, we included nail polish remover that doesn’t wreck your nails or your brain cells (trust us, this is hard to find). It might be our most popular package yet. The other answer, though, is that our pals Nora and Zach at Quarterly are really collaborative, and we came up with the idea together.
2. What’s the best thing you’ve ever received in the mail?
I’m sentimental, so I’m going to go with wedding invitations, flowers (if that counts) and thank-you cards. I love getting all three. These are things an email can never replace.
3. What’s the worst thing?
My credit card bill.
4. What’s your longest-running subscription?
As a magazine editor and junkie, I read about 10 magazines every month, but since I love the ritual of going to the newsstand, I actually don’t subscribe to that many. That said, I’ve subscribed to the New Yorker for more than a decade. My Bon Appétit subscription, which was a gift from my friend Anna, is a monthly delight.
5. Which other Quarterly contributor intrigues you the most?
Don’t make a girl choose! OK fine: Coolhunting’s and Wander’s. The former excites the aesthete in me, the latter reminds me I like to go places.
Thanks, Siobhan and Alexandra! Want fewer dirty looks in your life? Start your subscription with #NDL08.