Getting a mani/pedi is my jam. The way my nails look so fresh and so clean afterwards makes me feel like I’ve got my sh*t together. I just can’t stand how toxic it smells in most nail salons.
The second I open the door and walk in, it’s like inhaling alcohol straight from the bottle. What’s worse, I actually get used to the smell after being in there for so long. I always leave feeling dizzy/lethargic -and my guess is that’s probably why.
I first heard about non-toxic nail polish from big health/wellness influencers like @shutthekaleup and @leefromamerica who’d post their creative-looking nail art from color camp nail studio in LA.
I have yet to stumble upon a non-toxic nail salon near me in Long Beach. *sigh*
But until then..
I was fortunate that Arizona-based nail company Dazzle Dry, reached out to ask if I wanted to try their non-toxic nail polishes. UMM HELL YES I DO.
Here’s what I learned:
Dazzle Dry is vegan, cruelty-free and hypoallergenic. Their products are formulated WITHOUT the use of toluene, formaldehyde, TPHP, nitrocellulose, camphor, formaldehyde resin, ethyl tosylamide, phthalates, xylene, MEK, monomers, oligomers or photoinitiators. Don’t know what any of those ingredients are? Because same. I googled.
What you need to know is that many of those ingredients listed above are in many of the nail polishes we’re used too, and they are toxic.
My advice: Throw away all the nail polishes you've collected since college and make the non-toxic switch.
They've even got a full-fledged, all-natural system ~ THE DAZZLE DRY SYSTEM
Contains a blend of calcium, vitamin B and hydrolyzed protein to promote healthy, fresh-looking nails.
First layer applied to protect the nails and provide a base for the polish to last longer.
Choose from a wide-range of beautiful, matte non-toxic colors.
Dries nails within minutes! Plus, it protects against chips/abrasions and gives that shine.
Due to the natural nature of these products, if you pour a few drops of REVIVE into top coat or any nail polish, it will bring back the right consistency.