7-free polish! Ella + Mila to the rescue
What is the first thing you think of when you picture a nail salon? Besides the huge selection of colors that literally takes me 20+ minutes to decide on… my thoughts go straight to the overwhelming chemical smell when you walk in.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to sit in a room filled with chemicals, followed by painting said chemicals onto my nails every few weeks. Did you know that there are an overwhelming number of toxins in conventional nail polish? But, hallelujah I’m so happy that I can now avoid them since I discovered the 7-free polishes made by Ella+Mila.
the 7 chemicals you won’t find in Ella+Mila
If you can’t pronounce a word on a product label, it probably shouldn’t come in direct contact with your skin, right? There are no exceptions with nail care. Ella+Mila polishes are cruelty-free, vegan and do not contain:
- DiButyl Phthalate (DBP)
- Formaldehyde Resin
- Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP)
Would you believe it if I told you that these chemicals above are known to impair hormonal development, cause neurological damage, are linked to cancer and can lead to liver disfunction?
Pass the chemical free polish ASAP!
How well does chemical free polish hold up?
I was an avid gel manicure junky for 2.5 years straight until about 3 weeks ago.. and yes, I do miss the rock solid manicure that never chipped when ferociously lifting at the gym.. but I rather not sacrifice my health for a thick layer of color on my nails. *reminiscing on my manicures that lasted 3+ weeks* Convenient, yes, but how is it healthy for something to cling to your nail beds perfectly for that long?
So how long does a chemical free manicure last? I brought the Ella+Mila base coat, polish and top coat to the nail salon so that they could work their magic for me (trust me, I cannot paint my nails to save a life). I did forget that they use their polish remover to wipe your nails after lotioning your hands, so next time, I’ll bring the Ella+Mila soy polish remover that I got at Target! But here are my results…
After one week, I did have a few chips on my nails, but now that I own the polish myself, I just touched up where necessary. Following my manicure, Ella+Mila so kindly sent me a polish, desert suede. A bit darker than “light to the touch” – which I managed to paint on my nails on my own without the pro at my go-to nail salon. I’m a neutral shades type of gal, with an exception to my other favorite color, classic ballerina pink.
This time, it only lasted me the weekend. I seriously need to watch nail tutorials on how to properly to do an at-home manicure…
Although the chemical free polish lasted about a third of the time of my gel manicures, I truly don’t mind since I know I made the healthy swap thanks to the sweet people at Ella+Mila. I am totally confident that my nails are no longer soaking up chemicals like they were previously with conventional polishes from the nail salon.
Cassie Says… it’s easy to stick to a routine, but make the decision for the sake of your health & invest in chemical free nail polish. Most nail salons, if not all, will let you bring your own polish. Plus, guess what… you will even save $$! I went from paying $35 for a gel manicure to $12 per month for a regular one – say whaaa?! Ella + Mila for the win!