When I began my green journey, I succumbed to the fact that I would have to give up nail polish or deal with the toxins. Those were the options back then. Adorning my digits with a glorious shade of my favorite blues and purples is something I just could not give up so I found myself in quite the quandary. What did I do? I dealt with the toxins.
And let me tell you, those are some harmful chemicals. They are linked to birth defects, cancers and problems with the endocrine system. If you’re using conventional nail polish, you’re still exposing yourself to them. But there is no need for that. You do not have to give up your glamorous manicures and pedicures to avoid those toxins. Time to switch.
Lucky for me and all manicure lovers everywhere, smart companies like Lauren B. Beauty burst onto the scene with innovative formulations and gorgeous colors that are free of the most harmful ingredients found in most polish.
It’s confusing to figure out what toxins are most harmful in beauty products which is why I created this checklist with the top toxins to avoid.
“GIVE A WOMAN THE RIGHT MANICURE AND SHE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” ~Lauren Berkovitz
The right nail polish can lift you up
I’m a DYI girl when it comes to beauty treatments. I love a salon manicure but to save time I usually just do it myself. Yes, saves $$ too. I need high performing polish that lasts and looks great even when I’m running out of time and can only swipe on 1 coat. Equally important? Polish that doesn’t contain the super toxic ingredients which is why I am extremely excited that I’ve partnered my favorite clean nail polish and nail treatment brand, Lauren B. Beauty for an exciting giveaway to refresh your nails!
You probably know by now that it is my firm belief that when you look better, you feel better and a manicure most definitely makes you look better! You can cheat and just swipe on a quick coat or 2 and look 10 times more polished, pun intended.
Ditch the water soak
Intuitively, I never thought soaking nails in soapy water during a manicure was a good idea. (Not just because the soap they use has toxins!) Turns out, I was right. Lauren taught me that it weakens the nails. I am frankly quite happy to request no soaking with confidence the next time I treat myself to a mani-pedi.
Non toxic nail polish that works ?
There are many polishes on the market now that are free from some of the worst chemicals. But I know what you’re thinking… they’re not all high performing. True, but you’re in luck, Lauren B. Beauty luxury nail polish is high quality. It’s glossy, long lasting and chip resistant.
As Lauren explains in our interview, the brush is pre-lacquered with twice the standard amount of bristles, so your polish glides on smoothly and streak-free giving you a gel-like couture polish that dries fast. Proving that we can have beautiful colors on our nails without being subjected to the disgustingly harmful toxins. How amazing is that?!
Lauren B. Beauty polishes are all 7-free which means they contain no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor, xylene, TPHP and other related phosphates. Frankly, there’s no reason to use a nail polish that contains that junk.
The line is also vegan and cruelty free are, made in the USA – right here in my home state, beautiful California!
Not only are the 85 colors stunningly gorgeous, how cute are their names?! Sun Kissed in San Tropez, Vintage On Vine, Santorini Seduction, Lauryl Canyon Lover, Mandeville Maven, Meet Me On Melrose, Brentwood Bliss… being an LA girl, born and raised, I especially like the SoCal inspired names ?
Look put together in a flash
Every savvy beauty knows that a pretty polish on your nails makes you look more put together. Even when you’re running around town in yoga pants and a messy bun, having your nails polished set you apart. I personally appreciate it, it pleases me to see a lovely manicured hand. Lauren says it best, “nails are your best accessory!”
It goes beyond nail care
Caring for our hands is vital. What are the two areas that give away our age ladies? Your neck and your hands. You can inject your face, laser it, lift it, you name it. But there’s not much you can do to retain the youthful look of your neck and hands if you don’t take care of them which is where Lauren B. Beauty restorative botanical hand treatments come in.
Her Nourishing Hand Creme has an anti-aging, amino acid and peptide blend that hydrates and softens. The Reparative Cuticle Oil is made of a custom blend of 14 ultra-pure plant and flower oils to hydrate, heal and revive (and it smells divine!) Another genius product is her Nail Growth Serum with amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins, peptides and biotin to boost growth and strength. How badly do some of us need that?!
Watch our Interview
I had the extreme pleasure of interviewing founder Lauren Berkovitz and tour the Lauren B. Beauty office and warehouse here in Westlake Village, California. We had a great chat, she is truly a pleasure, you will love her! Her story is inspiring and she gives us some fabulous hand and nail care tips! Watch on my Savvy Girl’s Organic World Facebook page.
How did I discover this fantastic nail polish? I was in my local Planet Beauty talking the sales girl about how important clean beauty is to me given that I help people go green for a living. I bought a bottle and fell in love. So, this review is based on my own purchase, however, Lauren graciously gave me all kinds of goodies when I met her for the interview, I’ll be telling you all about those upcoming videos! I was very happy to discover that Lauren is local and pleasantly surprised to meet her when we spoke on the modern Beauty panel at the SoCal Wellness event in February.
Enter our giveaway!
Lauren is also offering coupon code KellyB25 exclusively for my audience that will give you 25% off all orders.
TO ENTER on the form below then head to Instagram.
Winners chosen at random on April 19th. Open to US residents. Good luck savvy beauties!