The first product I dropped faster than you can read a digital pregnancy test when I found out I was expecting was nail polish. That stuff is toxic, toxic, toxic. The remover is toxic. Everything about nail polish is nasty business - and if I had to go with bare nails for a while to prevent formaldehyde from reaching my baby, I was ok with that. Thankfully, there are options now – at that point it was a pretty big deal that one of the oh-so-loved salon lines was just beginning to talk (read: pretend - they didn't do it) about getting rid of toxic chemicals in their polishes.
Priti was the first really acceptable polish solution I heard about - only at the time it was really difficult to find. Thankfully Priti is easier to find and has a gorgeous (huge!) line of colors now - as well as removers. Plus, their discontinued colors are a great price - more affordable than many polishes on the market!
Priti polishes are formaldehyde, dibutyl phathalate, toluene, and camphor free. They are also cruelty free and vegan.
Next up: Scotch Naturals. Scotch Naturals polishes are all
Another water-based lovely is Acquarella which also doesn't contain any "Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde like derivatives, Toluene, Ketones or other petrochemical solvents, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) or other phthalates, Polyurethanes, Parabens, Camphor, Gluten or wheat by-products, or any aromatic hydrocarbons" - also cruelty free and vegan. Acquarella polishes come in a pretty wide variety of colors - for your ever-changing mood or whim.
So, if you are in the market for a new spring color (or autumn - whatever your hemisphere) maybe take a peek at some of the oh-so-friendly options and consider updating your ideas about what nail polish can be as well!
Note: Though it should go without saying none of my posts about products are sponsored or otherwise endorsed. If they are you will know, right away. I tell you about products I love and believe in because I want to - no other reason.