Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Nail Polish Makeover


I enjoy pampering myself. One of my favorite ways to do so is doing a mani-pedi. I'm pretty sure just about every woman enjoys doing that. The filing, the cutting, the shaping all takes us to a happy place. Such a special treat. 

I've been meaning to clear out my stash for awhile now but didn't get around to until now. I know I have quite a few that just don't need to be in my collection. Some I've had since the beginning of time. Others I just can't take the smell but polish my nails anyway because the color is amazing.

The words toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate FREE were popping up on the ingredient list on some nail polishes. Me being curious, I took the time to do some research. I found an article that broke it all down for my clueless self to understand.

I'm really annoyed at how some companies make products that we are suppose to enjoy but are causing harm to our bodies. Don't get me started when October comes around and I see these specially marked pink packages. Really!!! Your products contain these toxic ingredients!!! 

After clearing out the stash, I kept 9

In all I had 36 (majority were toxic)

Y'all gots ta go

These are a few companies I found that take a more natural/organic approach with nail polishes. I'm sure there's more out there.


Some of them can be pricey but when you're thrifty like me, you'll find what you're looking for. I was at Marshall's and purchased the Essie polish for $5. They also had Butter London for the same price. But, I didn't purchase because I wasn't familiar with that brand. I later browsed the site and saw them priced at $15 each. Umm… I'll just go back to Marshall's and purchase. 

I wanted to find out more about Sinful Colors. One of my favorites because they have some of the hottest colors and are 3-FREE (toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate). While researching I found out that they are owned by Revlon. They bought them out because obviously Sinful Colors was better at $elling more polishes. I just hope they don't try to fix something that is not broken. 

I wasted no time with the pampering 

This color is called Parka Perfect. I added 2-3 coats.

PROS:
-No toxic fumes making me dizzy
-No air bubbles
-Nice finish 

CONS:
-None, I really like this polish 

Are you taking a more eco-friendly approach with your nail polishes?

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