7TRUE™, My Non-Toxic Nail Polish Experience
If you love getting your nails done like me, its important to take a minute to educate yourself about the chemicals found in conventional nail polish and how it can be harmful to your body. It’s time for us to make an effort to ensure that self-care means rituals, products and services that promote wellness and are safe to use. Before I went on my conscious consumerism journey, I didn't give much thought about the ingredients in nail polish. Since it was applied in small amounts, I didn't think it could be all that bad. As I started to pay more attention about the products I use, nail polish stood out as one of those red flag products for me. The fumes always give me a small headache and the amount of chemicals found in a bottle is alarming.
I read a study online conducted by Duke University and the Environmental Working Group in 2015 and discovered that chemicals in nail polish can enter the bloodstream in noticeable amounts within as little as two hours of application. Basically, every time you get a mani/pedi, you're getting small doses of harmful toxins that can add up over time.
The solution? Non-toxic nail polish. There are a lot of great options on the market currently. 7TRUE™ is a non-toxic nail brand with polishes that are free from the seven toxins traditionally found in nail polish. Their polishes and treatments do not contain Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate), Xylene & Parabens and Camphor. Furthermore, the polishes are cruelty free, vegan and made in the USA - score!
For those of you looking to make the move over to non toxic polishes, 7TRUE™'s Spring Seasonal Collection Box is a great starter kit. The box is curated seasonally and offers over $100 worth of products for $50. And with my code: ALIFE7T10, you'll get an extra 10% off your purchase!
I brought Spring Bliss to my neighborhood nail salon and absolutely loved the results. The shade is right on-trend and isn't *too* pink which is always a problem when I choose pink shades. It took about 3 coats to get the results pictured below. The formula lasted about 4 days without chipping (considering all the dish-washing and package opening I do - that's great).
Inside 7TRUE'S™ Spring Collection Box
Spring Violet: A soft shade of lavender that pays homage to Pantone's color of the year, Ultra Violet
Spring Bliss: A delicate pink, inspired by the budding flowers of the season
Spring Fever: A smooth shade of mint green that complements the subtleties of your natural skin tone
Spring Forward: A light shade of blue that captures the essence of cloudless skies and still waters
The Balm by Hush Beauty Labs: This MUST HAVE Balm has added rosehip seed oil and sweet almond oil to the coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax formula for extra nourishment. Use to moisturize dry hands, feet, cuticles and even your hair!
Body by Joe Firming Coffee Body Scrub by Hush Beauty Labs 8oz: A coffee-infused body scrub that firms and smoothes while helping to combat the appearance of cellulite!
7TRUE Nail Bag: Take your non toxic and vegan polishes with you to your favorite salon
The best part? 7TRUE™ is found by three moms that are passionate about clean beauty and giving back to women's charities. They've partnered with a number of charities which will receive a portion of the proceeds of each purchase. Additionally, from now until through May 31, 2018, 7TRUE™ will give 10% of every subscription box purchase directly to the American Cancer Society. Not only will you feel better about using a toxic free nail polish, but you'll feel good knowing that your money is going towards a philanthropic business that gives back.