If you learn nothing else from this here page on the internet, leave with the knowledge that “everything you do can be done sustainably.” Prime example: I got my nails did – (yea girl, got ’em “did”) – in an All Natural Mani & Pedi from Bellacures – Preston Center in Dallas, TX.
Bellacures is a revolutionary nail salon that shatters your stereotypical idea of a nail shop and replaces it with an experience that caters to & pampers you in every aspect. You can sit back in plush, relaxing chairs instead of a conference table style chair where you have to huddle over the table to allow the manicurist access to your nails. Instead of the pedicure chairs, a clean tub of water is brought to you for your feet to soak for your pedicure. This set up makes it easy to get your mani & pedi done at the same time! I’m happy to have visited this shop for their grand opening where I experienced the unique layout for the first time. It was also there that I learned about the all natural mani & pedi – and I have fallen in love with them.
Natural & less harmful products
Bellacures already uses a lot of products that are more organically derived than other shops. The all natural mani & pedi strives to make every aspect organic and as chemical-free as possible. The nail polish remover by Karma Naturals has Soybean Oil and Lavendar, and doesn’t leave your nails and finger tips dry like normal acetone. Organic lotions are used for the massage portion of the mani & pedi.
Deborah Lippmann nail polish
Deborah Lippmann identifies their polish as “5 Free.” This means “no Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). No animal testing.” Their website defines it as “luxury treatment-enriched nail polish with Biotin, Green Tea Extract.”
OPI is 3 free, making it still a little more green than most polishes.
A Happy, Natural Mani-Pedi
I always leave Bellacures feeling refreshed instead of doused in the scent of acrylic powder (y’all know that nail shop smell that I’m talking about). The Deborah Lippmann color lasts two weeks when you take care of your nails, and it looks and feels like a normal polish. There’s no great sacrifice that has to made to live a little more green, darlings.
How do you add a little more green-ish action in your life? Would you try an all-natural mani-pedi? Join me in telling the world the little & big ways that you are more sustainable each day by tagging your photos and tweets with #greenish & #oldworldnew on Twitter & Instagram.