Fooled me once, shame on you. Fooled me twice, shame on me.

Listen up so you don’t get fooled. This will be a straight to the point, informative blog post that’ll make you google, to confirm, the facts that I’m about to lay out to you.

I feel like one in three women commit to shellac/gel nails. Please text them the link to this post NOW! Did you know the name, shellac, derives from the lac bug which is found in the forest of India and Thailand? The deposits of this insect are collected, turned into tiny flakes and used among many industrious. In grocery stores shellac is sprayed on fruits, like apples, to give them the shiny, waxy look and prevents them from rotting. It is applied to furniture to seal color and gloss. Of course, it is also used in the beauty industries. Nail technicians apply shellac to keep polish lasting long and cut out drying times. Disgusting, I know!

Wait, it gets worse. Shellac is considered cruelty free because the lac, nor any other animal, is being harmed in the making of this chemical. According to the Marriam Webster dictionary, a product that is developed without inhumane testing on animals is considered cruelty free. Cruelty free products can contain animal derived ingredients.

To confirm a product does not contain any animal contamination the product must be vegan. However, vegan products can refrain from the usage of animal byproducts and still be tested, and harmed, on creatures. Yep, there’s a difference between vegan and cruelty free terminology. 

Good thing Júwon Enamel is both, vegan and cruelty free. We do not test, nor insert, animal parts to our polishes.

I can practically hear your sigh of relief on the other side of this screen 😁.

So, again you may have been fooled once, shame on them. However, fooled twice, shame on you.

Scroll down to enjoy a Venn-diagram to clarify the terminology of cruelty free vs. vegan.

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