Natural/Organic | Bradshaw Pure Esthetics

By: Bradshaw Pure Esthetics  09-12-2011

I have decided to take a bold step and try Scotch Naturals the non-toxic and eco-friendly alternative to “three-free” polishes. I have been on the lookout for a long time to find a natural or some alternative to traditional nail polish. My problem has been there are many so-called “safer” polishes on the market that still contain harmful chemicals that can build up in your system and have negative health effects. For me as an esthetician using polish everyday, sometimes 4 or more times a day, has me concerned for my long-term health.

Scotch has been tested and rated the safest polish on the market by Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database. You don’t have to sacrifice safety for beauty. That’s why I want to put this product to the salon test and see how long it really will hold up and last for us everyday busy women. I always give my toes a good long winter break when sandals are put away, so they get a break for the drying of traditional polish. Scotch polish are specially formulated to restore the health of your nails with continued use. That means I can stop pestering my clients to leave there polish off for a few winter months  and still have healthy nails.

I’m starting with myself as a tester for Scotch staying power! I also have my mother and 2 friends signed up for the task to put this polish to the test! I will also be asking clients who are booked in for pedicures to try it out as well! It would be a great help to get feedback from clients!

My test package includes the following:

Scotch Naturals™ soy polish remover. It has been formulated to remove both water-based and solvent- based nail polish safely and naturally. They also carry a plant-based polish remover that has been formulated to remove water-based nail polish safely and naturally.

Scotch Naturals WaterColors

They come in 17 jaw-dropping colors. I am trying:

Highland Fling (vibrant coral crème),On the Rocks (clear), and Neat  (soft pink)

One Buffer

Direction Card

A little note from distributor CJ!

I first tried out the polish remover on my traditional solvent based polish. I sprayed my toes with the product and let it soak for a bit, then started removing. It really has no odour at all, and removed my polish very well! I then buffed a little oil into my nail plate with the buffer they provided and washed off excess oil with a damp cloth.  After letting nails dry I applied the coral polish! It went on very well, like any polish I have used in the past, and looks amazing! It’s a nice thin application so I think it really adheres onto the nails well. I also did my hands in the light pink. I have done 2 facials so far and its lasting better than my other polish! I’ll keep you all in the loop on how the toes last. Typically polish on the toes should last at least 4 weeks if not more!

More info on Scotch Polish

Scotch Naturals WaterColors is the premier non-toxic alternative to conventional solvent-based nail polish. Our revolutionary water-based formula conditions nails and delivers long-lasting, salon-quality color. Our product contains no toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, acetone, or heavy metals. There are no noxious fumes or odors and no yellowing of nails. Patience is a virtue, and while some virtues are totally overrated, the change to a healthier beauty routine is a worthwhile process. Scotch polishes not only look phenomenal and dry to a high gloss in minutes without a base or top coat, they are specially formulated to restore the health of your nails with continued use.

For a Long Finish

In order to achieve beautiful, healthy, salon-qulaity nails it is essential to prep your nails properly:

  1. Remove any existing nail polish and buff nails.
  2. If you have dry, parched nails, you may experience chipping or streaking of your polish. To hydrate, simply apply a drop of jojoba oil to nail bed and buff. Buffing drives the natural oils into the nail so Scotch Naturals WaterColors can adhere better.
  3. Wash hands with soap and water to rinse remover residue and buffing dust.
  4. Dry hands and nails thoroughly.
  5. Apply 1-2 coats of polish. Allow time in between coats to avoid streaking No base or top coat needed.

One last tip, after a few days, you can rebuff nails using the smooth side of the buffer for a new shiny finish. It’s that simple.


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