You probably don't want formaldahyde on your nails
My new friend Jessa Blades did the makeup for the bridal fashion show I produced last weekend (I highly recommend her services! She is so lovely and professional and made my models look super hot but not too made up.) and we got to talking…we were wearing practically the same shade of nail polish but she informed me hers was actually chemical free. Now, I try not to eat anything with artificial colors or flavors, avoid processed foods, use natural soap, deodorant, lotion, everything down to my chapstick but I still get the occasional manicure. It never even occurred to me that I could use a polish without the nasty chemicals. Jessa recommends the line Priti 3 Free with lots of great colors (they even have a natural remover), and I got us a 20% off code (brooklynbased) for a site that carries it along with a bunch of other natural cosmetics lines, Spirit Beauty Lounge. Enjoy and be healthy!
Look here for a list of places that carry Priti in NYC.
(ok, boys, you can start reading again. or pass this onto your sister/girlfriend/mom!)
“Sea horses, more than most animals, inspire wonder—they draw our attention to the astonishing similarities and discontinuities between each kind of creature and every other. They can change color to blend in with their surroundings, and beat their dorsal fins nearly as fast as a hummingbird beats its wings. Because they have no teeth or stomach, food moves through them almost instantly, requiring them to eat constantly. (Hence such adaptations as eyes that move independently, which allow them to search for prey without tunring their heads.) Not terribly good swimmers, they can die of exhaustion when caught in even small currents, so they prefer to anchor themselves to sea grasses or coral, or to each other—they like to swim in pairs, linked by their prehensile tails. Sea horses have complicated routines for courtship, and tend to mate under full moons, making musical sounds while doing so. They live in long-term monogamous partnerships. What is perhaps most unusual, though, is that it is the male sea horses that carries the young for up to six weeks. Males become properly “pregnant,” not only carrying, but fertilizing and nourishing the developing eggs with fluid secretions. The image of males giving birth is perpetually mind-blowing: a turbid liquid bursts forth from the brood pouch, and like magic, minuscule but fully formed sea horses appear out of the cloud.”—