Plant Based Nail Polish by Beam Paints


Plant Based Nail Polish! Beam is continuously exploring all things paint and colour, and came across a way to make a nail polish out of corn!

In their language the word for corn is "Maandaamin" meaning "Wonder Berry," and it certainly is!  Our vegan nail polish is made from Ethanol, Corn Protein, Vegetable Oil, Pigment and Ethical Mica Sparkle, and that's it.  The corn we source is GMO free, kosher and halal.

This polish removes easily with rubbing alcohol or most hand sanitizers. Light weight and sparkly, we like two coats.  It's light wearing and fast drying, and you'll forget you're wearing it!

Also to note: its not quite as durable as conventional nail polish but more like a fresh coat for a special occasion, great for kids and people who don’t want a heavy polish, more just something fun and easily removed like make up for nails!

About Beam Paints

Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. I was raised by my artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, and was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the LaCloche mountain range near our home in M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on my early educations in Indigenous pigment and expands it to encompass all paint traditions. A focus on high quality pigment content creates sublime artist materials, with plastic free packaging.  

Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey, blend together to create a handmade  saturated colour that is a joy to paint with. From thick stripes to fine washes and details, quality is evident in every stroke. Our watercolours are shaped into paintstones, our version of a half-pan, before being wrapped in beeswaxed canvas. Our pans are packaged in slices of cedar and birch offcuts from an Indigenous sustainable lumber operation.