Madame Noire 

They are now encouraging other young women with big dreams to go hard–in true Brooklyn fashion.

“Just do it. If you have an idea, write it down. Figure out how to do it and go forth with it,” Terry said. “If not now, when are you going to do it? You say, ‘Oh, I’ll wait a year. And then a year comes, and you get caught up with something else, and it’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t have time.’ If you want to do it, do it and be confident about it. And go all the way. Don’t sell yourself short.”

Love Brown Sugar Power Day 

The brand’s polish names might be packed full of that trademark Brooklyn swagger but it’s what it’s not it’s not filled with that makes them stand out. Breukelen Polished is “5 Free” meaning it does not contain the toxic carcinogens that contribute to some other nail polish brands presenting a major health risk to their consumers. These include dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, methylene glycol/formalin, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor

That's Chelsea 

As someone who has been diagnosed with an endocrine disorder, it is important for me to remove all products from my home that contain hormone-disrupting ingredients. I love a glossy manicure, but stopped using nail polish altogether because I could not find any brands on the commercial market that I felt I could trust. I was recently introduced to Breukelen Polished by a friend who stopped by their table at the 2016 Essence Music Festival. (Hey, Natalie!)

HERstory is a collaborative series spotlighting women of various backgrounds in celebration of Women's History Month. This episode features the ladies behind Breukelen Polished, a 5-free nail polish line.


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