The very attentive among you might have noticed that I haven’t talked about health on here for a while. The reason is not that I don’t care about health anymore, to the contrary, it’s just that the serious topics aren’t as sexy and entertaining as others are. Today, I would like to share a couple of girly thoughts on nail polish – you can also follow #crazyhealthy for previous health blabla on here.
So, where do I start? Let’s make it short: Nail polish is full of nasty toxins, apparently. Not a big surprise, judging from the smell of it, but there, I said it. What do we do now? Don’t panic.
It’s something that I have been thinking about for a while now, comparable to a smoker who knows about the risks and what would be right in theory, but keeps telling himself that another one won’t hurt. Same here: applying another coat won’t kill me, right?
Of course it won’t. But still.
Reading about the stuff that’s supposedly used to make nail polish is something I prefer to ignore. Google it for further information if this sounds silly to you, but in short: formaldehydes, toluol and phthalate, among others, seem to be rather nasty. I obviously have no idea how to even pronounce the last one and the truth is that I don’t really want to get into research too deep, but even the prospect of something potentially giving me allergies, potentially being carcinogenic or potentially harming my health in any other way is kind of semi-sexy. N’est-ce pas?
So we’re basically applying sh*t that can cause all sorts of disgusting things to our very sensitive nails, keep rubbing it against our sensitive skin, nibbling on it etc. The list is endless, going from seemingly harmless redness to rashes to harming your inner organs, nervous system and what not.
I know, many people will turn their eyes at this, tell me to calm em titts and crawl out of my bunker – but you must admit that it doesn’t really add up, paying for something to make you more pretty from the outside, but getting a lot of sh*t for what’s going on inside in return, even if it’s a slow process and certainly isn’t fatal to most of us. No?
Anyway, I’m done with the bad news, do your own research if you care – but can we talk quickly about how betrayed I feel? Having bought bottle after bottle of that cute Chanel vernis, only to find out it’s doing me no good, besides supporting my hand fetish? For the price of 20 or something Euros? You must be sh*tting me. I know I know I know….I should have known…nothing cute / chic / fabulous ever comes for free. And that OPI with its super bold, fun colors? Shame on me. Again, I should have known – nothing healthy ever comes from the US.
But there’s good news. Apparently, there seems to be polish that doesn’t contain all of this, which means I might not have to totally pass on looking like I have my sh*t together in the future. Girls will be girls, after all. Of course, this will mean throwing away my insane collection of double Cs and replace it with something seemingly less chic… but all jokes aside – what’s less chic than being unhealthy? Nothing, basically – think about it.
Personally, I will throw away all of my nail polish and look for something with less scary ingredients, whether you think this is crazy or not. I’ll just need a minute to say my goodbyes and thanks for nothings. I’ll let those of you who are interested in doing the same know if I find something to replace my collection…
Any ‘extreme’ steps you have taken for your health recently? Let me know.
Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for your health, trust me.
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