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?


  1. I wondered how you would feel about polishes! I know you share my love for pedicures. look into Scotch, too. love their colors!

  2. I've heard about Scotch nailpolish, but haven't had a chance to try it! I'll have to get some and see how it compares.