Australian-born former model Kim D’Amato wanted a less-toxic way to have pretty nails during pregnancy. And when she couldn’t find one, she opened her own all-organic nail spa in New York City.
While the salon’s since closed, Priti NYC, the line of nail polishes (and soy-based remover) D’Amato created to use there, went on to become a celeb-favorite. (Natalie Portman and Lady Gaga are among her reported fans.)
Priti is also the polish-of-choice for model nails on Fashion Week runways twice a year, when D’Amato custom-creates colors for designers’ seasonal looks.
We caught up with D’Amato to find out what five beauty products—other than the perfect polish—she can’t live without.
1. Soapwalla Deodorant Cream ($12) is the best deodorant I’ve ever used, hands down. It’s good for any skin type since it’s all natural and free of harmful chemicals, petroleum, and aluminum like some popular brands use.
2. Dr. Alkaitis Organic Eye Creme($60) has worked magic for me! Since I spend a lot of time traveling for work, I use this to soothe the puffiness and dark circles that might appear after a long flight and jet lag.