Nail Polish Top & Base Coat
MIDZ BEST BITS
- Helps to strengthen nails and stop nail polish chipping.
- Vegan & cruelty free.
- 8ml bottle.
- Free from toxic ingredients.
- Will help grow natural nails.
- A great alternative to coloured nail polish.
It wasn’t so long ago that I was a huge fan of REALLY long acrylic nails, religiously visiting the nail bar every two weeks!
When I found out I was pregnant I decided to stop getting them done for various reasons, mainly the fumes that are omitted.
I also opted against using shop bought nail varnish due to their toxic ingredients. Please find a list that is often found in these products,
Dibutylphthalate (Endocrine disruptor. Irritation of the eyes (lacrimation, conjunctivitis) and upper respiratory tract (nasopharyngitis, bronchitis possible), if ingested or inhaled: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, hematuria, dizziness, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and nephrotoxicity)
Toluene (Neurotoxic. Its vapours may be irritating to the upper respiratory tract and eyes above 100 ppm. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, peeling and cracking. Inhalation of vapours may cause central nervous system depression.)
Formaldehyde (Carcinogen. In 2004, IARC has classified formaldehyde as a carcinogen to humans (Group 1). In Europe, it is classified as “category 3 carcinogen” (possibly carcinogenic to humans), but after a more severe proposal of France, this classification is under review.)
Xylene (Irritating and nerve: This product causes mild eye irritation and moderate skin irritation. Inhalation of vapours may cause central nervous system depression. Exposure to vapours may cause irritation of the eyes and upper respiratory tract. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, scaling and cracking.)
Colophony (rosin) (Irritating / respiratory disorders: Several cases of skin sensitisation are also reported. The cases are isolated but quite varied: beauticians who applied depilatory waxes containing rosin, as well as artists who reacted to their stage makeup.)
Synthetic Camphor (Irritation: eyes, upper respiratory tract if inhaled: decreased frequency of breathing, slow heart rate, worsened symptoms if inhaled in large doses.)
Source: CSST – Toxicological directory service (HTTP://WWW.REPTOX.CSST.QC.CA/)
Then I discovered the Zao nail care range! My nails are not as long as when I used to don the acrylics, which would not be ideal with a baby they are however really strong and a good length.
I use this as a top coat after applying your nail polish, it really will help with the longevity of any chips. It will also create a perfect finish.
Midz top tip
If your not a fan of coloured nail polish the top coat can be used as a clear nail polish.
HOW TO USE▾
Unscrew the bamboo handle, attached is a brush.
Remove any excess product, lightly brush on the nail area.
Start with a stroke in the middle followed by a stroke either side.
ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
BAMBUSA VULGARIS SAP EXTRACT
PISTACIA LENTISCUS (MASTIC) GUM
SPINACIA OLERACEA (SPINACH) LEAF EXTRACT
CI 60725 (VIOLET 2).