A while back, a reader asked me if I knew of any eco-friendly nail polish, perhaps a natural brand that used water-based paint and came in a recyclable jar or something. Unfortunately, I don’t. And while I’m more than happy to keep my eyes peeled for one, my nails won’t be peeling at all because there won’t be anything on them — yup, I’m going polish-free for the rest of this challenge.
The point of this is not just to consume less product but to inhale fewer toxic fumes and avoid using what I’d inevitably need a few weeks after applying it: nail polish remover.
Now, I know it’s almost summer, which for some people is nothing without ice cream trucks, sun hats and bright red nail polish. But I won’t forget about my extremities altogether. I’ll still be clipping and filing them, and I’m not about to forgo manis and pedis, either — it just means I need to ask for the natural buff finish instead.
And you know I’m all about the natural, buff thing.