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Polish Your Nails 'Green'

Start creating a color buzz on your fingers and toes without the toxic chemicals.

What woman doesn’t want a beautiful manicure or pedicure? Nothing looks better than polished hands and feet sporting the sexy new colors. But whether you do your own or go to a salon, you should know that many of the nail colors available on the market are filled with toxic chemicals that are not only bad for you but bad for the environment.

There are three ingredients you need to watch out for and avoid: Toluene,  Formaldehyde, Dibutyl phthalate (DBP). These chemicals have been linked to causing skin irritations.

Fortunately, there are now 'green' alternatives on the market that are safe enough to use on your kids, and I've compiled a list of those non-toxic brands.

Piggy Paint

This kid-friendly paint is odorless, non-toxic and water-based. It is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone. They have bright colors with fun names like Mac-n-Cheese Please, Dragon Tears, Ice Cream Dream and Twinkle Toes. Visit their web site for retailers and more information.

Honeybee Gardens

Water-based and odorless, this nail polish comes off with rubbing alcohol and doesn't peel. There's no  toluene, dibutyl phthalate, xylene, or formaldehyde. They carry 25 different colors (that also match their lipsticks) like Mocha Latte, Burlesque, Vintage Merlot, Nude Beach and Oasis. Visit their web site to see all colors and to order.

Suncoat

This is a water-based nail polish which has won awards for its fast drying and long-lasting effect. Some of their colors are also classified as vegan. They carry a full line of organic cosmetics as well. Visit their web site to see a sample of fun colors like Peach Lover, Purple Haze, Lavender, Peacock Blue, or Hot Scarlet!

No-Miss

All of their nail polishes are considered vegan. I love this company, because it has over 50 different sparkle colors that even glow in the dark! With names like Star Light, Fiesta, Fire Red and Jokers Wild, this brand is sure to appeal to any fashionista. View their web site for all products.

Priti

This non-toxic nail polish is made without carcinogenic ingredients. Their nail polish line has been designed and specifically named after beautiful flowers and plants. Plus they are vegan and 100 percent cruelty free. They offer both fun colors as well as naturals like Rain Daisy, Coronation, Apple Blossom and September Charm. Visit their web site for retailers.

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