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Day 269: get me to the taj on time

26 Sep

My favorite nail polish is Get Me To The Taj On Time by O.P.I.

Well …it was.

I just found Jane.
Jane is manufactured by Zoya and a pretty close match to my old O.P.I. love if you ask me.  But Zoya does things differently, like being formaldehyde free, as well as free of toluene, DBP (phthalates) and camphor.

(According to Esther’s Nail Center: DBP or ‘dibutyl phthalate’ is a plasticizer that makes nail polish flexible. Toluene is a colorless liquid used as a solvent. And Formaldehyde helps harden nails. All these ingredients are linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity and allergies.)

Personally, I have been digging pretty deep all year long and it’s clear to me that beauty is more than Skin Deep.

It’s a function of a few things really, including what goes in your body — ideally clean water, clean food, and clean air.  After a few months of cleaning up my act in a few ways, it seems there are ever more items to tackle.

Like nail polish.

Enter Skin Deep.
It’s their mission to provide information on health care products and the environment, including these categories:

  • Sun
  • Makeup
  • Face
  • Eyes
  • Lips
  • Skin Care
  • Personal Care
  • Hair
  • Nails
  • Fragrance
  • Babies
  • Oral Care
  • Men’s

You can use the database to look up companies or ingredients.  I found a few alarming facts on my old standby O.P.I. brand, but couldn’t find the Zoya details very easily.

Either way, just knowing more information about said ingredients and what is NOT in my new favorite color is just as important as what is in it.

So, sorry Taj, but that’s all I need to make a switch.
Because it’s good for my body.

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