Make Sure Your Nails Are 3-Free!

Inspired by my pregnancy, I went with the baby-boy vibes plus a double-party-nail on each hand! Loving it!

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Of course I used one of my fave nail lacquer brands: essie! I love the quality, and best of all- ALL ESSIE POLISH IS MADE 3-FREE!!! Is your nail polish free of the 3 major common chemicals in polish? It’s so important! Believe it or not, the chemicals from your nail color go into the skin through the nail beds. Many brand name cosmetic companies use Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde (Remember formaldehyde??? That disgusting chemical in 7th grade science class used to preserve dead organs and specimens in big, creepy jars?!) There are premier brands that make 5-Free polish, but are generally much more expensive. To take good health measures and still have glam hands, I use a minimum 3-Free polish.

Want a list of safe nail lacquer brands? I love this blog post about it, check it out!

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Try a fun party nail, or cute nail art! Every time I look at my mani/pedi I smile and think about how excited I am to become a mom! Such a joy…and it’s fun to incorporate it into everyday fashion too!

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Recent Finds I Love!!!

Here are some of my new, favorite finds!!!

Favorite Skin-Toned Polish…

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LOVING this plum-toned polish!

20130616-225108.jpg**Also no filter, no edit on the images so you can get a true nail polish color. Heels by Steve Madden, sold out.

Best Cocktail/Every Day Ring…

20130616-230440.jpgI LOVE THIS RING!!!! Kendra does it again- GORGEOUS!!!! Totally light-weight and durable too. This matches every outfit, and I get compliments on it all the time. This is a must-have jewelry staple for your wardrobe. I usually wear it on my fourth finger, but had it on my index just for the photo.

What are some of your new, favorite things?

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Spring/Summer Nail Polish!

It’s official: I have picked my 2013 spring/summer FAVORITE nail polish color. “Come Here!” by Essie. It’s a bright cross between coral, pink and orange. “Come Here!” looks fun and cute on my tan toes, and I think it would great on any skin color. It is one of the colors from their Spring 2013 Resort Collection. I love Essie because it’s great quality, has vibrant colors, and is 3-free (meanings it’s made without the 3 major toxins used in most basic nail polishes- DPB, Formaldehyde*, and Toulene). So yes, for you all-natural people and expectant mothers, Essie has moved their formulas to be safe for all.

Go get your “Come Here!” at any major drug store or beauty supply store.

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Above: Essie Spring 2013 Resort Collection

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Above: “Come Here!”

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*Formaldehyde isn’t actually used in nail polish colors, it’s used in nail polish hardeners. I don’t use beauty products with this chemical in them. That’s a whole separate blog post in itself!