Kester Black Vegan Nail Polish

24th March 2015

Late last year, during our time in Melbourne, we discovered Kester Black, an amazing company producing stunning nail polishes that are vegan, cruelty-free and 5-free. This proudly Australian made and owned company has a strong presence throughout Australia and New Zealand and is committed to vegan, sustainable and environmentally friendly production methods.

Kester Black

I had a chance to sample and review a few of their nail polishes back in January and now thanks to Kester Black and their sole USA stockist Seed to Serum, I have received two more colors to try! But given how much I love to share new and exciting products, I’m giving these two samples away to one lucky US based reader! Enter the giveaway at the end of this post for your chance to win two Kester Black vegan nail polishes.

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Launched in August 2012 by the talented and eco-concious Anna Ross, Kester Black is proudly Australian made and owned. The Melbourne based Kester Black is also committed to supporting local businesses, including frequent collaborations with local artists. They use sustainable production methods including recyclable materials and small batch manufacturing to minimize wastage. As a vegan brand, there are no ingredients derived from animals and none of their products or ingredients have been tested on animals either by their company; by anyone on their behalf or by any of their suppliers. All Kester Black products have CCF (Choose Cruelty Free) and Vegan Society accreditation. Their high shine, chip-resistant nail polish follows the ‘Five Free Formula” meaning it contains no Toulene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor.

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A variety of colors of nail polish along with nail care products and triple-milled soaps that are free from palm oil, parabens, sulfates and petrochemicals.

As of January 2015, they released a new product, Kester Black Release Water Based Nail Polish Remover, enriched with aloe vera, vitamin e, and a soft white peach fragrance. The Water Based Nail Polish Remover is acetone and acetate free, non-flammable, and has a lengthened evaporation period. Available online at and at selected stockists across Australia and New Zealand for the RRP of $20.

where to purchase

All Kester Black products are available on Visit Kester Black for the most current list of stockists. Available extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand, Kester Black is also currently available exclusively in the US at Seed to Serum.

Recommended retail price for all Kester Black nail polish is $20.

Kester Black Vegan Nail Polish


Kester Black Buttercream

This creamy shiny nude color with faint pink tones has a lovely finish on the nails, but doesn’t really suit my style. I love dark nail colors to match my wardrobe or something bright for contrast but I rarely wear nude tones. Perfect for the minimalist seeking a nail polish in a lighter tone. A little thinner than the Poppy and you may need to apply two coats to get the desired coverage.

Available at Seed to Serum (US) or Kester Black Shop (Australia/NZ).


Kester Black Poppy

Thick consistency but I prefer two coats for a richer color. If you use one coat it’s a lighter berry red and almost looks unfinished, but with two coats it gets a nice rich reddish purple. Of the two colors I tried this time, I liked this one the most.

Available at Seed to Serum (US) or Kester Black Shop (Australia/NZ).

Kester Black Top & Base Coat

Along with these two colors, I also received the Kester Black Top and Base Coat (Available at in the US). I’m loving their thick, flat brush that easily applies a smooth finish. It completely fills in my nails with just one coat, making this a practical base or top layer for any nail polish.

Kester Black Buttercream

US Giveaway

I am giving away two Kester Black vegan nail polishes (Buttercream and Poppy) to US entrants only. The giveaway will run through 11:59PM on 30th March 2015.

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Kester Black Giveaway

Contest Details

  • This is a private Giveaway provided by Vegan Miam.
  • Giveaway ends 11:59PM, Monday, 30th March 2015 (Pacific Time).
  • One winner will be drawn randomly by using Gleam and will be notified via e-mail, unless otherwise stated. Winner must respond with current/correct U.S. address within twenty-four (24) hours or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be drawn immediately due to host’s schedule.
  • One winner will receive two Kester Black nail polishes, Buttercream and Poppy.
  • Prize will be shipped directly to the winner by VEGAN MIAM. VEGAN MIAM is not responsible for any unsent, lost or stolen prize(s) including incorrect addresses.

Disclosure: They kindly provided these nail polishes for review. All reviews are our own personal opinions, we have not been compensated to provide feedback, positive or otherwise.

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