About 516 (Five Sixteen)

A colourful selection of 516 Polish bottles lined up in a horizontal row

Say goodbye to dull nails and hello to pigmented polish! We are 516 Polish - the UK's first indie nail brand championing swatch diversity. Our mission is to consistently provide you with inclusive swatches and imagery which unapologetically celebrates all skin tones, nail shapes and nail lengths.


516 Polish is vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic, so you can always enjoy the benefits of a guilt-free manicure without toxic nasties.


We've got over 50 stunning colours in nail polish, gel polish and nail care, so there's a little something for everyone. 


Our Commitment To Swatch Diversity

"Swatch diversity" is a term coined by 516 Polish, which means: using our swatches to actively create inspiration and more visual representation, especially for people with darker skin tones, who are often under-represented.

Three hand models of different skin tones wearing the orange shade, "Sunrise", by 516 Polish. The models hands are positioned in the shape of a fist.


Our range of shades considers different undertones, whilst inspiring and encouraging you to step outside of your colour comfort zones. Diversity is at the heart of everything we do as a brand, and we are proud to consciously showcase our product swatches on a wide variety of equally beautiful skin tones. Catering our products to diverse skin tones is not just an afterthought... it is a huge part of our creation process.

 
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