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Point the Finger: Butter London Polishes

Some people smoke. Others turn to sweets. My version of stress-induced therapy? A mani-pedi. And I’m talking any mani-pedi. Whether it’s a mid-day break at the salon, or a leisurely DIY at-home session, I’m addicted to changing my polish. Although I’ve been hoarding every color under the sun since freshman year of college (yes, there is a difference between Essie’s Mademoiselle pink and Mistique Pink, thank you), I’ve only recently started paying attention to what toxins I might be inhaling each time I paint my digits.


Courtesy of Butter London.

Surprisingly, there are still some nail companies that include Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP in their formulas—three ingredients linked to cancer, birth defects and respiratory problems. For a healthier beauty alternative, turn to Butter London. Starting tomorrow, the little-known green beauty brand is giving away its toxin-free polishes through SF’s Ooma boutique as part of its Earth Day initiative. Bring in three of your old polishes and take home a coupon (that can be redeemed online) for any one of Butter London’s 40 “3 Free” nail lacquers. “It’s really a lovely product that usually retails for $12,” says Ooma owner Jessica Gruner. You’ll breathe easier knowing you’re doing something better for your body and the environment.