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How Healthy is Your Manicure?


As an active member of our sweat sisterhood, you've heard of various ways to keep your body healthy. From beasting a serious sweat session, taking care of your mental health, and eating nutritious foods the majority of the time (don't forget the 80/20 rule, treat yo'self). But are you familiar with how to prevent harsh polish chemicals from damaging your nails? I don’t know about you, but my knowledge begins and ends at regular and gel nail polish.


When it comes to the fashionable lacquer we sport on our fingers, most contain about 30 different chemicals that can cause your nails to become brittle over time. And let's not forget the harsh fumes from the infamous scent. So what's a girl to do in order to keep her nails healthy and fly? The best thing to look for when you go for your routine mani and pedi (#selfcare), are brands that are 3-Free. Brands that are 3-Free do not use Toluene (a flammable chemical with a strong odor) or Dibutyl Phthalate (odorless chemical mainly used for as a plasticizer). Now that you're up-to-speed from our mini, healthy mani lesson, keep reading for a few polishes you might want to try!

Named after the founder's twin daughters Ella and Mila, this polish is 7-Free, animal cruelty-free, vegan and does not contain harsh toxins. There's also no need to worry about your mani messing up because the entire line is chip resistant, a plus for those of us who always manage to end up with nicks here and there. Retailing for $7.00 - $10.50 on the ella+mila website, be sure to look for sales to help build your healthy polish collection!

We all go through that stage where our natural nails are either weak, thin, or unable to achieve the length we'd prefer. Enter Karma Hues. This polish promotes nail health while being safe for everyone to use. Available in both glossy and matte shades, you can't go wrong! You can get this polish for $9.99 by visiting Karma Organic


Have you made the switch to a natural nail journey? If so, do you have a favorite brand of polish? Let us know in the comments!

STYLE REPORTER | Mariah Hill is a junior at Clark Atlanta University majoring in Mass Media with a concentration in Radio, Television & Film. She hopes to become the next top known local news reporter and anchor in Atlanta. Although she received her first journal at the age of seven, it wasn’t until the age of seventeen that she discovered her true passion for writing and telling stories. Now at 20 years old, she continues to journal about her life experiences. By the time she graduates in May 2020, Mariah hopes to be fully prepared for her career journey.