How to “go green” with your manis and pedis

How to “go green” with your manis and pedis

How to “go green” with your manis and pedis

We are all trying our best to be more eco-friendly these days. Whether we try to do “meatless Mondays” or have ditched the plastic water bottles in favor for reusable ones, everyone is trying to take that step towards sustainability. But there’s one beauty product we haven’t paid much attention to and that’s our nail polish! You’re probably thinking, “How can you possibly make a manicure more eco-friendly?” Well, turns out, you can! Keep reading for some ways to go green with your nails (and we don’t just mean that trendy olive shade you been dying to try!)
 

Go natural with your remover

Nail polishes are one thing, but nail polish removers can have just as many toxic chemicals! If you are looking to go cleaner when it comes to your manis and pedis, try forgoing an acetone-based remover for an oil-based formula that will still get rid of your old polish, without the toxic fumes. We suggest using a soy-based nail polisher remover. They not only are better for you and the environment but they feel wonderful on your hands, not harsh like the other removers! 

Recycle or Upcycle your packaging

Luckily, our mailers are biodegradable and compostable. But what about the actual nail polish bottle? You could recycle the plastic top and glass jar. Or, you can upcycle the bottles and re-use them for other purposes. You can put tiny plants and flowers in them, store pins, beads, glitter or even some essential oils. 

Swap out cotton balls

As you may or may not know cotton balls and pads are particularly problematic when it comes to the environment. For one thing, many of them are made from synthetic fibers so they are actually not cotton and are in fact single-use plastics. And when it comes to cotton manufacturing, cotton requires tons of water and toxic pesticides in its production process. If you want a greener manicure, there is one option that rules them all—have a re-usable rag or cloth that you can clean and reserve for when you specifically want to remove nail polish. Even if it's just an old sock or a t-shirt cut up into a cloth. It will ensure nothing gets wasted in the process of removing your polish.

Go 10-free

Gong 10-free is the simplest way to have a greener mani! 10-free nail polishes ditch the 10 most toxic ingredients commonly found in nail polishes, which is good news for the environment and your nails! As careful as you are with your skincare products, your nails deserve the same love considering you out your hands in your mouth and we often wear nail polish for quite a while! Do yourself and the environment a favor!

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