(This post is sponsored by Little Ondine)
A few weeks ago I went to get my nails done. I wanted to get a manicure, and just keep it simple. Before that visit I had gotten a manicure and the nail technician had recommended gel, she said it would last longer and of course it was a bit of more money. I always like to invest in quality and I went ahead and did gel. To be honest with you guys I didn’t know what gel was, it was honestly my first time getting gel on a manicure. To continue with my story and get to the point haha on my last visit the lady started to place each finger on aluminum paper. I am very sensitive to that paper, and I was honestly hating the whole process. So I asked what was she doing on my nails, why did she have to do that, and she went to explain the process of gel and how it hinders your nails. I was in awe to hear that yeah it is helpful that your gel nail polish will last longer, but it takes two layers of your natural nails, and makes them weak. Let’s not forget the UV (ultraviolet) light used to dry nails can increase the risk of skin cancer.
I also found out that you get charged extra for having the gel removed from your nails, if you don’t get them done again. I got the gel removed, got a simple nail polish and went home to do my research. Google will give you so many answers and information in regards to what is true and what is false, so you really have to find the true sources. I was in shock to find out so many things in regards to getting your nails done, of course it is nice but be aware of what you are putting on your nails, and where you are getting them done. It all starts in the facility where you get your nails done, is the place clean? organize? when they start working on your nails do they have gloves on? do they have new un-use tools? what kind of nail polish are they using? yes I know is a lot, but there are so many stories of people getting their nails done, and later on having issues like infections, or allergic reactions from the chemicals that are used. For more information check out this article: http://iuhealth.org/news-hub/detail/3-potential-health-dangers-of-using-gel-nail-polish-during-your-manicure/#.Wq2ZMZPwZPc.
Now if you do your own nails at home, you also have to be aware of how long have you had your nail polish and when to toss it. I found this great article on fitness magazine in regards to when it is time to throw away your nail polish. There are multiple chemicals on nail polish that none of us are aware of, and if you keep it for too long they go bad and can damage your nails and skin. If you have time check this article out, it will help you out. https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/health/germs/when-to-throw-out-everyday-household-products/
If you have nail polish that has been opened and about two years older, you gotta toss it out. You can see sometimes see how the nail polish translates on a nail and if it looks weird don’t keep it. Usually nail polish has a year of expiration date. If you go to the dollar store or any places where you can get nail polish for cheap, just be aware of the quality of the product, and just know that there are so many chemicals that can later on hinder your health. Try to invest in nail polish that is of good lasting quality and that won’t harm your nails. For me my hands are my work, I didn’t really think about it until I did this research and realized that this is my health, I should really care on what I put on and use. After hours of reading up and learning, I found out that there are companies creating organic nail products. YAY!!!! and found Little Ondine.
A company that creates all natural water-based formula which doesn’t sacrifice your health. It’s eco-friendly, easy to peel off very easy and doesn’t leave your nails weak or anything. The first time I took off the nail polish, it didn’t hurt and it was very easy. Just toss it in the trash and you are done. It is odor free, not funky smells which is hard to believe, quick drying and very bold and pretty colors. They use natural ingredients free of toxins.
Little Ondine provided all the colors for this post! they sent me the pinky mermaid, morning glory, blue danube (which I am wearing on these photos), admiration, red red wine, and secret which is a glossy top coat.
I recently traveled and the nail polish is easy to carry, also to put on specially if you are in a rush. It doesn’t take forever to dry which is helpful for us women on the go.
Each nail polish comes in a clear package with instructions inside about the brand and how to apply the product. I highly recommend to read it, and when applying do at least 2-3 layers specially for bright colors, that way you can see them more.
How pretty are the colors right?! I am so happy I got to collaborate with this brand. It’s so beneficial to use products that are eco friendly, toxic free and organic. I like to invest in products that will provide quality of course, but that won’t harm my health. I have been using these nail polishes for about three weeks since I received them, and they are so great. Even my mother has used some colors, and she loved them. I am very happy and I highly recommend them. I am also sharing with you guys a 15% off on any regular priced colors using my code: KATHY15 1 use per user. I hope you guys found this post helpful and remember to keep an eye on what you are putting on your body, have a great weekend friends!!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Little Ondine, all opinions are a 100% my own.