I did one thing radical today. I took off my nail polish. Yup. See, the radical part about it is that I’ve had manicured nails for virtually 14 several years. I truthfully cannot keep in mind not wearing a polish. After you dedicate to receiving your nails carried out, and it is a dedication, it is challenging to end. Maybe which is why it was time.
Ya see it all began when I was functioning in television creation and consistently on the go with piles of scripts in my arms. I employed to do my nails myself, but simply because I was so energetic with my palms, they would usually chip or break in a working day or so and I would have unsightly chipped nail palms –very unprofessional hunting and so frustrating.
Many years in the past, a buddy introduced me to a new notion: Acrylic wraps! The manicurist brushes an Acrylic coating more than your nails, buffs them and paints them. Due to the fact there is now a thick hard layer on prime of your nails, they is not going to crack and due to the fact the nail edge is so a lot thicker, the polish will not chip! Incredible! Gel Nail Polish permits you to go two at times even a few, weeks in between nail appointments. And there is certainly no elimination associated, only “filling in” what is actually developed out. Now that was well worth the time and funds!
However, as I commenced educating myself on overall health and nourishment, I realized that Acrylic coating wasn’t excellent for your nails. The chemical compounds that enabled the sturdiness and beauty of these manicures provided things like formaldehyde, toluene and methyl methacrylate (MMA) which are harmful to our kidneys, liver, hormones and identified to trigger birth flaws especially in unborn building boys. Sooo, I switched to gel fills, as opposed to acrylic, and appreciated that for a number of several years.
Gel fills are supposedly “less harmful” to your nails. All right, I acquired it. Until finally a manicurist I was looking at in Santa Monica, CA accidentally stabbed my nail bed although employing an electric powered file and it acquired infected. In simple fact, for the past 4 many years, I have had what I contact a “boo boo” nail. My nail has been every colour from inexperienced (indicating fungus) to white (indicating it was no longer connected to the skin!) and most recently far more pink, as a healthier nail bed must be. I proceeded to consider each and every nail boo boo fixer on the market place from white vinegar to environmentally friendly tea to emu oil with no avail. It is been a long journey and ultimately I switched salons, to a gel polish and to a manicurist who has been assisting my nail to heal and expand again to its healthy self without having a hassle.
Gel polish is supposed to be even significantly less poisonous to your nails. In truth, manufacturers like O-P-I and Essie have gel polish that are categorized as “3 Cost-free,” meaning they are totally free of the most harmful of nail polish substances: formaldehyde, toluene and the plasticizer dibutyl phthalate (which is really banned for use in cosmetics in the entire European Union, but not in the United States.) It brushes on just like typical nail polish and seems like standard nail polish, indicating that there’s no thick layer on prime that provides the physical appearance of ideas or “fake nails.” Another reward to making use of OPI gel polish in specific, the shade is established employing LED mild, so there is no problem for UV light-weight overexposure. I truly dug my gel polish manicured nails. There is certainly no drying time so I can get out my wallet with out ruining my nails or staining my bag. I inevitably often have to go to the bathroom right after obtaining my nails done, so with gel polish there’s no difficulty there both. But I digress.
Although I have excellent affection for my current manicurist, constantly receive compliments on my nails, just enjoy the 2 months of problem cost-free attractiveness palms, and O-P-I does have this greener, safer line… this split from polish is possibly warranted. Not obtaining a bi-weekly sixty-90 minute nail appointment also saves me time and money. Heck, my healthful nails sans polish even now appear great (even though I soaked off the colour myself which took too prolonged, smelled terrible and was not extremely thorough as I see lilac remnants.)