Since We Are On The Topic Of Nails...
Posted 14 October 2007 - 03:50 AM
Posted 14 October 2007 - 05:15 AM
I'm not afraid to cross the street because I might get hit. I just wouldn't cross the street if it was rush hour and think that I would be safe. Sheryl
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 06:57 AM
The issue with nails in my humble opinion is primarily an issue with infections and fungus problems. I do believe that anything we put on our bodies has the ability and most likely does absorb into our bodies. Therein lies the quality of balance - how do you pick which is OK and which is not? Body lotions are full of chemicals, hair dyes, hair spray, makeup, nail polish, gels, deoderant etc and the list goes on an on. If you did research on each of these items you'd realize there is a problem with all of them. Lipstick in particular is horrible, many large name brands contain lead. A person would need to go totally organic in order to stay away from the chemicals we received just from daily hygiene products. I personally do use a lot of organic/natural products just for this very reason. However, I find it difficult to totally be chemically free.
I'm a girly girl and will always use some products.
Probably didn't answer your question but wanted to give my view of it.
Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:29 PM
I also have acrilic over my own nails. I'm not expert but I think that there is always the risk of something going wrong with everything you put on your body.
I have had this done for many years now and two weeks ago I decided to have them taken off and to cut my nails because it is getting difficult to do things with long nails. Well, two days ago I went to put the acrilic back. I like to have nice nails and I never had a problem.
Just think how comfortable you feel by getting this done. If you have a lot of concerns, then don't do it. Ask yourself how important it is fot you.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:46 AM
My DIL has a nail salon and has been wanting to do my nails for a long time... if you saw mine, you would be on her side, no doubt! lol
Truly though, my school of thought is as Sheryl's and though I love pretties and envy the ladies who do wear them, I've made the choice to err on the side of caution.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:10 PM
If nails make you happy, then I say get um! If you are worried about the fumes and acrylic dust flying around, you could always wear a paper mask...I know they look weird, but many manacurists wear them for their own protection.