Happy Earth Day! Let this day be filled with appreciation for the Earth. I’m going to take extra time to see the beauty all around me. Now that spring is here, the flowers are starting to bloom and beautiful colors are popping up at every corner.
Here’s a simple mani I did using a not so simple technique on one finger. If I was super lazy, I would have just kept it all one color with an accent nail using one of my favorite glitter top coats with flower shapes.
Keep reading to see the polishes used and more pics on the look. At the end I include a little blurb about how to properly dispose of your polishes. Be sure to take a look and help out this lovely planet we all share.
What a fresh look right? I used 6 polishes in total. On my ring finger, I chose to do an easy watermarble using some colors from the China Glaze Electric Nights Collection and OPI Funny Bunny to bring some white into the look. To get my finger ready, I needed to lay down a base of white, I chose OPI Funny Bunny since I was going to use it for the design.
For the rest of my nails, I used Color Club Meet Me At The Rink from the Poptastic Pastel Neon Collection I recently reviewed. I wanted a light blue to give the whole mani and airy look.
(L-R) Meet Me At the Rink, Shamrockin’, UV Meant to Be, Treble Maker, Funny Bunny
Watermarble Colors (L-R): UV Meant to Be, Treble Maker, Funny Bunny
Here’s a look at the mani after finishing the design without top coat.
It seemed a little boring to me and I wanted to add a little something so I dug out my favorite instant-spring glitter, Shamrockin’ from Sinful Colors (review here). I feel this touch of glitter really pulls the whole look together and bring us back to the theme of Earth Day.
I really love how this turned out and it was pretty easy and fast to do. I was a little short on time when doing this so things are a little messier than I would like. Still, it worked out fine and I love how the accent nail looks!
Now, let’s get down to business.
We’ve gotta be more conscious and aware of our actions, especially so when it comes to our environment. When you hurt the earth, you’re hurting everyone, not just yourself. Do you know how to properly dispose of your unwanted old polish? Nail polishes, removers and most nail products are hazardous. It’s flammable and categorized under household hazardous waste. It’s actually illegal to throw it away in the trash. So how can we throw them away?
Many cities hold a hazardous waste day where you can bring your materials over to a designated place. To find more information about this specific to your city, call your local fire department or city hall. You could even do a simple Google search!
Right now, Zoya is holding a promotion where you can send all you unwanted polish to them and they will dispose of it for you. If this way is more convenient, this is a great alternative! As a reward for sending in your unwanted polish, you can get 50% off a minimum of 6 bottles to a maximum of 24 bottles of Zoya lacquers using the code EARTHLUV at checkout. It is not required to send in polish to receive the discount but you know what the right thing to do is. This promo started today, 4/21/15 and runs until 4/28/15. Happy polishing, happy buying and a happy earth!