Is it possible to have the winter blues on the third day of January? It's 28 degrees and flurrying outside, and tonight's low temp is a mere 13. Just when the day couldn't look any more chilly and bleak, I remembered these new spring 2012 nail polishes from Zoya, called Fleck Effects. They'll be on shelves in just 10 days, and they're worth anticipating!
With a barely-tinted base and suspended, light-catching flecks of Mylar, these polishes are just the smile and wink you need to keep from feeling winter-weary. I don't write about nail polish often on Beauty Is Wellness because even the less toxic brands out there aren't 100% natural. Do I wear nail polish now and then? Of course. Do my clients love getting manicures and pedicures? Most definitely. So I recommend that they look for a safer brand of polish that's water-based (like Suncoat, Acquarella, Honeybee Gardens) or 3 Free (like Zoya and Priti).
You see, nail polishes are a tricky call when it comes to the natural/non-natural debate. Zoya's nail polishes are free of formaldehyde, dibutylphthalate (DBP), toluene and camphor, which are the essential toxic ingredients to avoid. But as far as being truly natural, I don't believe that there are any nail polishes that can make that claim. To read up on this subject, here's a great post from zaega.com called Nail Polish 101.
Not to put a damper on these pretty polishes, which really do their job adding sparkle to your day. Just a little $8 splurge and you're feeling brighter already. I'm wearing the blue-tinted shade (Maisie) in the snapshot below.
And if you're not up for painting on nail polish, here's how to go buff!