Nail polish was one category I’d been hesitating on changing since going nontoxic beginning in late 2012. I’d been sticking to polishes that were free of the toxic trio (dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde), but the fumes still gave me headaches. It got to the point where I painted only my toenails and even then I dreaded it. When I started smelling the fumes through the thick vinyl bag I was storing my polishes in I knew it was time to ditch them for nontoxic versions. So I ordered a few in basic colors so I could try them out. My goal was to prove that not only is it possible to have pretty nails with nontoxic nail polish, but that it’s possible to do nontoxic nail art that is just as pretty as the toxic stuff!
There was no odor whatsoever when applying the polish. This polish has almost a rubbery feel to it. Give each coat a few minutes to dry before applying the next. It looked just like it did in the bottle once enough coats are applied. It dried relatively quickly, too. The really cool thing about this polish is the way you remove it. Nothing other than warm water needed! When you’re ready to take it off, all you have to do is soak your nails in warm water for a few minutes, and the polish peels right off in one piece. I was a bit worried that it might come loose while I was showering or bathing since my feet would be submerged in water. That didn’t happen! This is my new favorite polish for sure!
Since I liked these so much I went on their website and bought quite a few more colors. The featured images are some nail art that I did for the New Year’s. I’m not much of a DIY-er and I don’t have a very steady hand, so I have to stick with pretty basic nail “art”. Basically this look is a french manicure with a twist. Pink as the base color, green for the tips and a strip of silver glitter to separate the two colors. The ring finger is all green with a silver diagonal stripe to make it a bit different. The only caveat is that this polish doesn’t go on quite as evenly as traditional polish, and you need at least 3 coats to achieve the color that’s in the bottle. Personally I think that’s a small trade off considering that this is nontoxic nail polish.
I used all Suncoat colors, including their topcoat. The top coat imparted the shine that had been missing the when I used the polish without it, and when I paint them the color usually stays on all week with no chipping or peeling! The pink color is called petal blush, green is called Greenista and the silver is part of a nail art kit called Nail Art Classic (it also includes a glittery gold and a cream black). Many of these colors are available in my Amazon store if you’re interested in giving them a try: http://astore.amazon.com/mycrnoli-20
I’m in love with this polish! Suncoat nail polish has allowed me to continue painting my nails, but doing it in a nontoxic way. People with Hashimoto’s (like me) should avoid endocrine disrupting chemicals wherever possible. Nail polish is a major offender when it comes to this, and even those that are “7-free” have many endocrine disruptors. Even if you don’t have a thyroid condition, it’s not good to be exposed to these chemicals. I would recommend this polish to anyone, but especially those who have any type of hormonal imbalance. The last thing any of us need is to be exposed to chemicals that can disrupt the delicate balance of the endocrine system.
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