I love it when my nails are done! Usually, I'll just do my toes...but when I do my fingernails, I feel so much more "polished". But there are so many toxins in most nail polishes and polish remover! How do we get around that, and still indulge in something that makes us happy??? Let me introduce you to my favorite nail polish company.... Ella + Mila!
Ella+Mila polishes are not only made without the 3 common chemicals found in nail polishes (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde), but also without 4 other very dangerous chemicals (Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP and Xylene). Ella+Mila polishes are FREE of these SEVEN chemicals.
They also created a soy-based nail polish remover designed to effectively remove all natural nail polishes. Ingredients include Vitamins A, C & E, as well as Lavender Essential Oil, all of which promote healthy and moisturized nails. This product does not contain acetone or harsh acetates, which will dry out your skin and damage the nail and cuticles. I like to add a few drops of Lemongrass essential oil to the bottle, too, to help with the removal process.
When I decide to have my nails professionally done, I'll actually bring my nail polish with me! That way I always know what is being introduced to my skin and nails.