Must Have DIY Mani/Pedi Products from The Honest Company
March 11, 2015
I love to get my nails done. However, in an attempt to save some cash, I've taken to giving manicures, pedicures and "paw-dicures" (yep, you read that right!) to everyone at home. I've also found that by doing this I am exposing my family to a lot less chemicals and keeping everyone a little more healthy. Here's how I do it:
Start with good productsMy new "loves" when it comes to giving pedicures and manicures at home are from The Honest Company. If you have not checked out their amazing line of chemical free and sustainable products then you should. They are hidden gems that you can't run out to the store and get. Instead, these wonderful products are delivered right to your door. Initially, I fell in love with products from The Honest Company when I had my daughter. She was "allergic" to many of the standard diapers and baby potions out there and I turned to The Honest Company...and fell in love.
Since then I have found that the products are not only amazing because they don't contain any of those funky chemicals that you can't pronounce, but they are perfect for helping rid your daily routine of toxins that you just don't realize are in everything you use.
For nail care I love to use products from their line for Bath and Body. My daughter is a girlie girl and that means she wants a new nail color on her little fingers every five minutes. I don't worry about that when we use Honest products because not only are they gentle on her skin, but when she wants to do it herself I know that nothing is going to hurt her.
Mani/Pedi at homeFor your own DIY mani/pedi here are some of the things you will need:
- Nail files, buffer block, nail clippers and a cuticle stick
- A small bowl
- A towel
- About a cup of warm water
- The Honest Company: Hand Soap or Body Wash, Healing Balm, Hand Sanitizer and Body Lotion
Every product is free of all those harmful things you hear about on the news, but also, every single product feels like one of those super fancy brands that you whisper the price of when you tell your friends about it. They are just luxe, to say the least, and knowing how much more healthy they makes this even more of a luxury for me.
- File your nails, clip any hang nails and then take a small dab of the Healing Balm to each of your nails. I like to rub it in just a bit so that it gets all over my nail- bed and cuticles. I also usually apply a bit of hand and body lotion to my hands too. This way my whole hand is getting the royal treatment.
- Place your fingertips in the warm soapy water. I use either the Honest Hand Soap or Body Wash. Let them sit for about 5 minutes, one hand at a time so the other one can flip through a magazine.
- Take your hand out and pat it try with a towel. Then spray your fingertips with the hand sanitizer. This was trick taught to me by a manicurist. It will insure that you are not pushing germs up in to your cuticle bed.
- Using an "orange stick" or cuticle stick, press back your cuticles. Never clip your cuticles because they are there to help prevent infections.
- Next buff your nails. I love my buffer block because in a pinch, you don't even need to polish your nails. Once your nails are buffed they will have a nice healthy shine without the polish.
- If you are going to polish your nails then you'll apply a base coat, then polish, then top coat. When you pick a polish, look for one that is "three free"- this means it is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalates. My favorite brand is Butter London.
- After your polish is dry, apply Honest Hand And Body Lotion. Also, before going outside, don't forget to apply a little sunblock to the tops of your hands.
I hope you'll give Honest products a try and really feel the difference for yourself. You'll feel pampered and reassured that you have really done something good for yourself.