Cruelty free cosmetics: we’re taking on the horse racing industry.

Sep 04 2018

137 racehorses died on the track in the lead up to last year’s Spring Racing Carnival. That's 137 racehorses too many. To help shine a light on this needless loss of life, we're taking a stand. And we're doing it the best way we know how - with colour.

It's no secret that we're fierce campaigners for cruelty free cosmetics.

For us, this means ensuring our products and processes are 100% cruelty free. But it also includes supporting causes that work towards a peaceful and respectful world for all creatures.

Our latest collection, In Loving Memory, features two colours named after racehorses that died on the track: My Girl Ella, and Peace Talks. These majestic creatures were just two of 137 racehorses killed on the track in the lead up to last year's Spring Racing Carnival.


Enough's enough. It's time to take a stand.

In Loving Memory is our tribute to racehorses everywhere.

Taking cruelty free cosmetics to the next level

We’re donating $1 from every sale from this collection to the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses.

In Loving Memory features two new colours, named after two horses who died on the track.

My Girl Ella

A watermelon pink polish to honour the spirit of this sweet, bay filly. She was just four years old. This sport needs to change.

Peace Talks

This pastel purple nail polish is dedicated to a gorgeous grey gelding who passed on the track in 2017. We hope his legacy will bring peace to the lives of horses just like him.

In celebration of the release of My Girl Ella and Peace Talks nail polish shades, Kester Black has created a selection of inspired and stunning campaign images with photography by Scott Newett and styling by Natalie Turnbull.

Our water permeable, breathable nail polishes are high-shine, chip-resistant and follow the 10-Free™ brand, providing a long-lasting manicure as kind to your nails as it is to the planet.