I’ve never been very good at having painted nails. First, it is hard for me to sit still, and second, I always ruin them within a day or two (or within ten minutes when I stub my toe trying to carefully get into the car). I’m not very consistent with maintaining them so I tend to walk around with chipped nails for the next month. I’ve started to realize that having painted nails is more stressful than its worth for me.
Lately, there has been quite a bit of press about the poor working conditions in many nail salons as well as talk about the dangers of the chemicals in nail polishes, acrylics, removers, etc. which has made me wonder if this is a good way to spend my money. When I paint them, my nails often turn yellowish and seem less healthy.
So I’ve decided that I’m going to go naked on my fingers and toenails this summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love pretty hands and feet, but I like the idea of making clean, natural nails popular and pretty. I think my nails will stay healthier and I will save time, stress and money! Wish me luck
If you are going to paint your fingers and toes, I recommend SpaRitual, a line of vegan, 5-free nail polishes. Here is a short video in which my friend and the founder of SpaRitual, Shel Pink, talks about the chemicals you should avoid when choosing nail polish. If you can’t give up polish, at least go more natural with your brand!