Because coats of polish create a barrier over the skin, preventing water from touching every part of the body during ablutions, Muslim women are not allowed to wear it. The new Breathable line, however, is halal-certified.
Did you know? Many Muslim women are unable to wear nail polish because it conflicts with the religion’s prayer practices. As PopSugar reports, coats of nail polish are believed to create a barrier over the skin — which is not allowed, as it prevents water from touching every part of the body during ablutions. Fortunately, women who align with the religion can now decorate their nails, as a new nail polish line unveiled by Orly is halal-certified.
Orly teamed up with Muslim Girl to release a collection of six polishes which let oxygen and moisture pass through the polish. Because the Breathable line is just that, Muslim women can feel comfortable wearing it.
Reportedly, there are six sassy polish names, which include Haram-Bae, The Perfect Amani-Cure, What the Fatima?, Ig-Noor the Haters, and more. All were named by MuslimGirl.com founder, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh.
Azmia Magane said, Muslim Girl chief of staff:
“This line is important because there are so many girls and young women who aren’t represented in mainstream beauty. They either don’t fit that definition or see things about them that are designed without them, instead of for them and by them. This is our way of bridging the gap.”
The polishes were created by Muslim women for Muslim women. And, they contain 100 percent halal ingredients, such as argan oil, pro-vitamin B5, and vitamin C — all which promote healthy nails.
“Many of us are the girls who could never find our names on a keychain, so we wanted to make sure we provided that experience through the collection,” Al-Khatahtbeh said. This collection is an incredible way to acknowledge the diverse religions that also exist in the beauty world. Although the polishes were made for Muslim women, anyone can wear them!
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