Though there’s a nail place on practically every corner of the city, I hadn’t been inside one for awhile. So it was kind of a shock that the first thing I noticed upon entrance was the horrendous smell.
One of the manicurists had a mask over her face. When GL sat down she asked me why the woman was wearing a mask.
My response came out louder than I intended… Because it’s toxic in here!
It was at that moment I realized this whole going green thing may be making me a little crazy.
But it didn’t stop GL from getting her mani with the cute little flowers.
It did keep me from getting a pedi though — we had to get out of there.
I needed to find a polish to put on at home.
Seems the thing in the nail world is now to go 5 Free which means it leaves out the major nasties that typically make up the product. There are many brands doing this although you may not find them in the salon– you’ll have to bring your own.
My first discovery was Smith & Cult with their hip packaging and cool colors. I went with this one, and immediately realized that underneath the decorative handle is a pretty small applicator which wasn’t ideal for my novice nail polishing skills, but still use-able.
The other one I found and LOVE is by Deborah Lippmann. This goes on smooth and comes in a palette that has plenty of sheer options — perfect for spring and summer! I chose this one
So now that I’ve got my nails figured out, it’s time to deal with my feet and the hideous effects of that long winter.
Which nail polish brand do you use and / or love?