I am someone who's had some sort of acrylic, gel, dip powder, or polish on their nails for almost my entire life. I got my last set of dip nails in early December and picked them all off right before Christmas. Since then, I've been embracing my real nails to give them a break but to also save some money because going and getting your nails done all the time can add up really quick. Coincidentally, around this same time my lovely MIL started carrying an all organic nail line in her Real Raw Beauty line of products.
Real Raw Beauty Aila Nail Products (get 20% off with code PIPM20)
Gorgeous Color Without Common Ingredients? #nailedit
Fact: Nails are porous and can absorb some of the chemicals that we put on them
Fact: traditional nail products are often full of ingredients that are drying and damaging
Fact: Aila provides healthy alternatives to traditional nail products.
I was excited when Jan offered to send me the base coat, color of my choice, and gel top coat to try and write a post about so that you all would know that there are other options out there!
The thing I loved most about this line of nail polish was how easy it was to apply. I don't know if that has something to do with the lack of the 8 most common nail polish chemicals or what, but it went on so smooth and didn't really take all that long to dry for me. Jan had warned me that since it was a chemical-free nail polish that it may take a little longer to dry, but I didn't experience that as I let them dry for a good 10 minutes and that seemed to do the trick. I chose the color Namaste, but there are so many other good colors to choose from.
Do you all get worried about the chemicals that are in nail products?