Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy (Belated) Earth Day! Awareness on nail polish toxins and some ramblings...

Earth Day was Sunday and I thought I should do a short post on earth/nail polish awareness.
 I want to share with you a few articles regarding toxins in nail polish. ( I wrote none of these)
These mostly talk about the chemicals in nail polish and how they are bad for you.
I'm sure most of you have already heard of these before, but just in case.

This next article has more information about which polishes are DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde free as well as polishes that are even better for yourself and the environment!

I think it would be really great if all of the big companies (OPI, China Glaze, Essie, Revlon, etc.) provided good examples to follow by changing their formulas even more to be more environment and people friendly. I also hope everyone will support all the companies that are pushing to be more environmentally friendly!!! I started by discarding my bottle of Seche Vite (containing Toluene :O) for a safer Cult Nails base coat and top coat ;)

Another (slightly wacky) idea of mine is some way to recycle old nail polish bottles. I always feel guilty on the rare occasion when I throw away a nail polish bottle (usually with some nail polish left in it). I always wonder where it goes....So wouldn't it be great if we could send back used bottles to the company and they would recycle them into new bottles?! Or just clean the bottle and reuse it?!!! I think that would be totally awesome!!

Anyway, I hope you read these articles and think about them (besides, this is also just an excuse to buy more polish!! that doesn't contain harmful chemicals). More polish coming soon!!!

Thanks for reading,