August 31, 2011

Accidental Brilliance In The Beauty Bag...

So no doubt if you want to get in on a trend on the cheap, nail polish is the easiest way to do it. It seems like every season there is a new must have color. I am strictly a light pink or red girl, but years ago I read about all the dangers of most nail polish and made the switch to chemical free. I gave it up on my hands all together but still love a pretty pedicure on the toes. Did you know that nail polish can be one of the most toxic products you can put on your body ? The chemicals that give nail polish it's strong smell, no surprise are potentially dangerous. The 3 most harmful ingredients are dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde and toluene. So after you figure out how to pronounce them get this, DBP may disrupt hormone levels and has been shown to cause birth defects in animals in large quantities. Formaldehyde has been known to cause cancer and irritate skin. Toluene can cause fatigue, nausea and birth defects. So now tell me why in the world would you ever paint this stuff on yourself or even worse on the little ones in your life ? Especially since there is no need to chance it, there are more and more chemical free lines coming out. I have been using the Karma Organics line for the last few years and Scotch Naturals are also great. It might take a little experimenting but I really think that this is one of those switches worth making.

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