If you look closely at the bottom of the nail polish bottle, you’ll see the words “3 Free Nail Lacquer”, but what does that mean? I added a picture of the back of the bottle that explains that “3 Free” products are free from:
- Dibutyl Phthalate
About 5 years ago I started to change out all of my cosmetics, lotions, shampoos, even laundry detergent and dish soap with product that use less synthetic chemicals. My purge ended at my nail polish caboodle however. At the time I didn’t know that less-chemically-harsh products existed for nails. Now, at $15 a bottle I’m not going to run out and restock my entire nail polish collection, but I have been trying to slowly use up the toxic polishes and replace with “3 Free” and “5 Free” products like Butter.
PRO TIP!!! Check out your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls for Butter nail polish. I found 4 bottles (yes, only 4) at my local store for $5 each! That’s 66% off the normal sticker price at Sephora or boutique stores.
PROs: It dries quickly, the applicator brush is smaller which makes getting close to the cuticle easier, and the bottle shape makes for easy storage. Plus the bottles are large and contain a lot of polish.
CONs: The price (yeesh!) and you can’t get away with just one coat. You also must apply a top coat because the polish isn’t especially shiny by itself.
Let me know if you have any questions about Butter. Not sure if you can afford a bottle for yourself? Why not buy it as a gift for a friend and then invite yourself over for a manicure 🙂