Traverse City, MI

Michigan-Made Northern Nail Polish is a Healthier Way to Look and Feel Your Best

Tracy Stengel
The base shade is "Gnome Houses" topped with the glittery "Crunchy Leaves."Photo courtesy of KC Springberg.

Nothing pulls together a great look like a manicure and beautiful polish. Besides, painting our nails is a relaxing way to care for ourselves and inspires creativity. Yet, those pretty bottles of conventional nail polish contain ugly ingredients like dibutyl phthalate, an endocrine disruptor, formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, and many other toxic chemicals. Must we expose ourselves to scary, hard-to-pronounce substances for the sake of beauty? Absolutely not!

KC Springberg, owner of Northern Nail Polish, offers a line of nail polish we can feel good about wearing. “My formula is unique because it’s vegan, toxin free, cruelty free, long lasting, and chip-resistant,” KC said.

Northern Nail Polish, based in Traverse City, has an array of gorgeous colors to choose from. Since they are pigmented with natural minerals, they won’t stain your nails. “The inspiration for the nail polish shades come from all the things that make Michigan so unique! From the Great Lakes, to the four seasons, the festivals and unique towns, to the natural things you can find in our wonderful state. There’s inspiration everywhere you look! Petoskey Stone, Michigan Lighthouses, Arch Rock, and Cherry Festival are just some of the over 150 colors I make!” KC said.
Northern Nail Polish has a color for every reason and season.Photo courtesy of KC Springberg.

While regular nail polish remover will work on Northern Nail Polish, KC has a healthier alternative. “I offer a soy-based oil remover infused with lavender and nourishing vitamins to help strengthen nails and keep them from drying out. Plus, it smells great!”

KC is passionate about encouraging people to pamper themselves. With her Seasonal Self Care Subscription Box, subscribers receive a box full of self-care and feel-good products delivered to their door four times per year. It’s a fun reminder that in order to be able to take care of others, we must take care of ourselves.

Eco-friendly Northern Nail Polish cares deeply about the planet and wants to give back to nature. They are proud to partner with One Tree Planted. For each order placed online, a tree is planted. Last year they planted over 1,000 trees.

If you need another reason to check out Northern Nail Polish, all the polishes are handmade by KC herself. The care and meticulous attention to quality she puts in each product is second to none. “It also means you’re supporting a single mama and a woman-owned and operated small business in Traverse City, Michigan!” KC said.
KC Springberg, owner of Northern Nail Polish.Photo courtesy of KC Springberg.

Northern Nail Polish is available online, at craft shows, and in many stores, boutiques, and salons throughout Michigan and around the country. You can find one in your area here. KC recently opened Northern Self Care and Gifts at 428 W. Commerce Drive, Suite B, Traverse City, Michigan. For now, she is open by appointment only, but she also opens at least once a month for an open-house-style live shopping event. This month, the shop will be open November 26th and 27th from 11 AM — 5 PM for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

As the holidays approach, Northern Nail Polish makes a great gift or stocking stuffer! Gift cards are available online.

If you’ve tried Northern Nail Polish, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments!

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