Tips for Buying Safe New Cosmetics & Disposing of the Old

By Inspirationail

ips for Recycling and Reusing Nail VarnishOver the past few years we’ve provided tons of tips for taking care of you and your nails, but today we wanted to talk about someone else… Mother Nature.

Thinking Smart

Recently the cosmetic industry has been cleaning up their act and we commend them on their efforts. However, there is still a lot of toxic polish floating around out there – most of us have a half-full bottle or two somewhere. We’ll show you what’s in conventional polish, ways you can use up old formulas and crafty ways to reuse the bottle.

If you didn’t already know, nail polish can’t just be tossed in the rubbish bin, it must be properly disposed of. What a chore!

Nail Varnish Ingredients

Nail Varnish IngredientsIt’s important to know the ingredients of anything you use on your face or body, and often you will be surprised (as in horrified) to learn what’s really in there. We urge everyone to learn just exactly what goes into conventional varnishes for themselves and to opt for cleaner formulas.

Cosmetics Safety Database

Cosmetics Safety DatabaseNow that we’ve established that cosmetics can make you feel bad, even while you look good, it’s time to do something about it. That’s where the Cosmetics Safety Database comes in handy. Learn about the ingredients in your favourite products, or use them to find brands that create healthier, greener products.

Clever Uses for Old Nail Varnish

Using old nail varnishYou can’t just throw it away, nail varnish is hazardous and requires proper disposal. So we’ve compiled a list of 15 fun and interesting ways to use up the last drops so you can recycle the bottle. Believe it or not, nail polish is actually pretty useful and most of us have at least one half-empty bottle laying around somewhere.

Cool Ways to Reuse Varnish Bottles

Reusing varnish bottlesNow that you’ve use up your old varnish, what do you do with the bottles? These days it only makes sense to recycle them and we’ve got 8 amazing ways to do just that. Like old varnish, little bottles are surprisingly useful and can actually come in handy for your at-home beauty routine.

More Tips

Now that we’ve gotten down to the nitty gritty of toxic cosmetics and how to dispose of or recycle them, we have some better news. There are plenty of brands who sell amazing products that are better for you and your environment. Stay tuned for next week when we’ll discuss the cleaner end of the business with recommendations for some of the best products on the market. Until then be sure to check out some foodie tips for healthy nails and a whole bunch of advice for taking care of hands and feet.


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