Since my dad was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia (CLL), I seem to pay more attention to packaged products and other cosmetic items that could put me at a higher risk for cancer. Especially since that type of cancer genetic and I’m probably already at a much higher risk.
I feel like I should be taking extra precautions for not only me, but also my children.
Don’t get me wrong, I still drink way too much Mountain Dew and die my hair blonde on a regular basis (not good, I’m sure) but I’m slowly switching to a more natural lifestyle. I have switched to organic shampoo, and I use coconut oil for everything now, instead of spending money on products full of nasty stuff we don’t need!!
It seems like all our food and personal care items are full of toxic chemicals that are killing us! A very popular body wash, geared towards men with their slick and sexy marketing, contains Cocamidopropyl Betaine which has been linked to cancer in animal tests. As well as Etidronic Acid which has been linked to reduced fertility and can even reduced your chance for a healthy, full term pregnancy.
Obviously you can see why I try to choose more all-natural products, so I love it when I find companies like SNAILS (Safe Nails)!
When I got the package in the mail, my niece was so excited about painting her little cousins toenails. And I wasn’t afraid to let them be messy since I knew the nail polish was completely soluble and would clean right off of anything!
I’ve used eco-friendly nail polish before so I expected the nail polish to seem watery but I was surprisingly pleased with the colors! The Frog Prince (green) and Purple Comet (light purple) were a little lighter in color than I would’ve liked, so you’ll probably need a few coats to get a bold color. But the Fairytale (pink) and Cherry Queen (deep red/purple) were very vibrant – which you can see in the picture below.
I would like to see the nail color names a little larger on the bottles, only because they’re so cute. And since the polish is water based, if you want your nail color to last longer I would definitely recommend applying a clear coat like the Breathe Easy top coat from SNAILS.
- Revolutionary Formula: SNAILS kids nail polish satisfies the strictest cosmetics laws in the world and is made of three safe, simple, main ingredients: water, acrylic polymer and non–toxic colorants.
- Hypoallergenic: SNAILS nail polish is purely chemical and toxin free, so little nails are kept safe, sound and splendidly colored.
- Completely Water Based: Simply wash off with soap and water — no harsh nail polish remover required
- Biodegradable: All SNAILS kids nail polishes are packaged in recyclable boxes and bottles made of pure Italian glass bottles — custom designed for kids!
- Stain Free: Forget colorful blemishes on clothes, carpet or floors. SNAILS kids nail polish is entirely soluble, so it will wash off easily.
FIVE (5) lucky winners will each receive a special celebration gift pouch! The gift set contains 2 Snails safe nail polishes chosen at random from the 19 vibrant, high gloss, salon quality colors; 1 nail buffer, especially made for tiny little nails; and the instruction card which gives full instructions for nail polish application and removal.
Open to US and Canada! Contest ends July 22, 2013 @ 12am.
The winners will be selected randomly and posted here on 7/23/2013. To claim your prize(s), reply to your notification email. Winner will be asked to respond within 72 hours of being notified. Prize(s) not claimed will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
Thanks for Entering & Good Luck!!
Disclaimer: This post was written for the company or pr firm who provided me with the complementary product(s) exchange for my honest review. These views and opinions are my own and were not influenced by compensation.