Thursday, July 7, 2011
Healthy Piggie Polish
In preparation for my cousin's wedding in San Diego this weekend polished piggies are in order! When I started on my non-toxic voyage I was so bummed to find out about all the harmful toxins in nail polish. I had a hard time living without nail polish, I love using funky colors and changing them frequently. However, as I began looking around I came across different nail polish brands that were free of Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP, three cancer-causing chemicals found in most nail polishes. Zoya nail polish is my standby which can easily be found at Whole Foods and is fairly inexpensive. Recently however I came across Butter brand nail polish and decided to treat myself!
I started with a warm foot bath of water and a few drops of tea tree oil. The tea tree oil is my favorite part of a cleansing and refreshing pedicure. After getting my feet in order (I'll spare you the details), I applied Melt Away, a cuticle eliminator by Butter. Melt Away is one of my very favorite nail products because you brush it on cuticles, wait 2 minutes, push back cuticles, and then wipe your cuticles away. It really does "melt away" cuticles. Then I applied my new Teddy Girl nail polish and I'm ready for a wedding weekend on the beach! How do you keep your piggies polished?