- I am a stay at home mom. I have no time to do my nails. It takes forever for them to dry and then with the chaos and cleaning the polish is destroyed really quickly.
- Going to get my nails done is almost impossible. I have to find someone to watch both the kids so I can go and get something done that could be anywhere from $50 to over $100 that is only going to last a couple of weeks. I don't have that kind of money in my budget.
- I'm super paranoid about putting stuff on my body that I know is not good for me. I make my own deodorant, and toothpaste, and if I need lotion I just rub olive oil or animal scents ointment or Vintage Traditions tallow balm on. I'm not cool with putting stuff on my nails just so I can look pretty while I'm actually poisoning myself.
I think that sometimes people don't really know what is and is not toxic, so they will just put that on there just to reel people in. So I looked into it. They are made of acrylates copolymer, which has a low toxicity rating of 2 on the EWG site! Yes! I can totally deal with that! The other nail polish I had in my cabinet (that hadn't been used in over a year) rated from between a 4 and 6 on the scale. So that's what convinced me to try it. It's not something I would want to wear ALL the time, but it's definitely something I can not feel guilty about sporting on a semi-regular basis.
Next step was to contact my friend who had some sheets at her house that I could get right then. She showed me how to put one nail on and let me do the rest. Now, this is the second part that convinced me that these are the bomb-diggity.
- She put one on my nail.
- Lucas climbed up on the table and I had to take him down.
- I attempted to put one on myself, which was surprisingly quick and easy. You just heat it with a blow dryer for a few seconds, stick it on your nail, cut it and then use a nail file in a downwards motion and it files the excess off to the exact shape of your nail! It was super fast and easy.
- Then I took the rest of my stuff and had to carry Lucas, who was fighting me because he wanted to stay and play, back to the car. I had to put him in, buckle him up, and drive back home. The two nails that I did were still perfect!
- I then attempted to do another nail when I got home and Lucas came up and started being curious, so I had to stop, get him his cup and put him down for his nap.
- Then I did the rest of my fingers and toes in about 5-10 minutes.
- Then Logan came upstairs and needed help putting something together. Then he needed something to drink. Then he wanted a snack. Then I started a load of laundry. Then I put the dishes in the dishwasher away and reloaded the dishwasher. Then I scooped the cat litter. Then I got all my stuff together for an essential oils class that I was teaching that night.
- My nails were still perfect!