Gorgeous Anna Ross makes a brand of nail polish called Kester Black that is cruelty free, carbon neutral, ethically produced, carcinogen free, made in Australia, vegan and non toxic.
Sounds too good to be true, right?!
Well it gets better. Kester Black nail polish is high shine, chip free and right on trend with all the latest and greatest summer colours.
I know, right!!
When Anna contacted us and asked if we wanted to try out some of her gorgeous range we quickly replied with a great big YES! My girls love a bit of sparkle and polish, but we are always nervous about all the icky stuff that goes into the cosmetic products and the not so ethical production methods.
To be able to paint my girls' nails in polish that is not only safe for them but for the environment is winning all over.
(Do you like my attempts at fancy cup cake nails?)
After we tried and fell in love with Kester Black (even I have blue toes), we asked Anna some questions.
Where did the name Kester Black come from?
I was holidaying in the Queen Charlotte sounds (New Zealand) with some family friends about 6 years ago and we took their boat out to find a nice sheltered bay to swim in. I was taken to St Kester Bay and the only house in the whole bay was owned by a priest. St Kester Bay is the most beautiful place I have ever been to and I wanted to use that in my name. A few days later when we went back to the same bay, there was a group of people there who were dressed head to toe in black. And that's how my name came about.
Which is your fave shade to wear?
My all time favourite is bubblegum.
Kimbra. She is awesome. I think she is a few years younger than me and she's a kiwi too. She also does a lot of volunteer work and supports a lot of different charities.
What book are you reading at the moment?
I am reading two at the moment. Eating animals by Jonathan Safran (what an eye opener) and another business book called the E Myth by Michael E. Gerber. It's a business book about why most small businesses don't survive.
What is your fave food?
White rice. I love it. If I could eat it every day I would. I was in Japan for a month a few years ago and my Japanese friend taught me how to make the best sushi rice.
Coffee or tea?
I don't actually drink either. I have just got on the soy hot choc band wagon though!
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a fashion designer. I did get a degree and work in the industry for a while, but I realised it wasn't really for me.
What is your dream for Kester Black?
I would love to have a small team that work for me who are really passionate about making high end ethical beauty products. I am currently researching into how to grow my brand from where it is, and think the next step will be to expand my product range.
And now for the fun bit. Anna has kindly offered to send THREE of you guys her entire range of 15 summer colours!!
That's three prizes of 15 colours each. Amazing right!
Sorry Australia and New Zealand residents only.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below and please make sure I have a way of contacting you. We'll draw the winners next Wednesday and Anna will express post the packages so they will hopefully arrive before the big day.
In the meantime, why don't you check out;
The Kester Black website
The Kester Black Facebook
The Kester Black instagram
The Kester Black twitter
The Kester Black blog
The Kester Black shop
Love Kate xx