Friday, December 2, 2016

7 Chemicals you Do NOT Want in your Gel Nail Polish


Thanks to the increased availability of home nail drying lamps, many of us have come to rely on gel polishes for our nail color. Who doesn’t love beautiful nails, right? But do you know exactly what ingredients are contained in your favorite gel polish, and what potential health risks they may pose?
In this post, we’ll tell you about seven common chemical ingredients that are definite no-no’s in a good gel polish.

-     Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) is a common plasticizer and potential carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). DBP has also been linked to birth defects in animal studies, and can also cause malformations of embryos. Avoid, particularly if you are pregnant or planning to have a child.

-     Toluene is a used as a solvent and has the all-to familiar (and stinky) smell of paint thinner. You can be exposed to toluene by breathing it in or getting it on your skin, causing skin irritation.  Breathing large amounts of toluene can damage to your nervous system may cause light-headedness and nausea.  Toluene is a toxin that may also cause birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have had extended exposure.

-     Formaldehyde is a commonly used chemical to preserve and embalm dead animals (and humans). Yuck! Its vapors are also irritating and can trigger asthma.  Formaldehyde is also known as a carcinogen for humans. 

-     Formaldehyde Resin (TSFR) is a derivative of Formaldehyde, mainly used in the production of coatings and adhesives.  It is not as toxic as Formaldehyde but can be an allergen. Better to leave it out than in, we think.

-     Camphor is added as a covering layer for nails, but it can actually deprive them of nutrients and cause yellow staining on your nails. When encountered in large doses, it may also cause seizures and disorientation, much like your grandmother’s fruitcake.   

-     Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) is a chemical used in plastics to improve flexibility and as a flame retardant. It’s been shown in animal and in-vitro studies that it can be disruptive to your hormones and can potentially affect reproductive health and lipid metabolism. Besides, do your nails really need to be fireproof anyway?

-     Xylene causes irritations to skin, eyes, and respiratory tracts. It is toxic if ingested or inhaled.  If inhaled in large doses, it may harm your central nervous system, resulting in headaches, dizziness, ataxia, drowsiness, tremors, and even comas. It has other health consequences as well, including ventricular arrhythmias, acute pulmonary edema, respiratory depression, nausea, vomiting, and reversible hepatic impairment. Even if you don’t know what all of those mean, you can probably tell that they are bad.


We don’t want to scare you here, but it’s important that gel polishes are safe as well as beautiful. No manicure, no matter how gorgeous, is worth unnecessary health risks. 

Choose a natural gel polish if possible. MelodySusie Party Queen 1-Step Gel is free from these and any other harmful chemicals. We use water, natural resin, and natural plant paste as the main ingredients in our formula. Be pretty, be healthy.



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Still have concerns or questions about the safety of the nail polishes? Leave us a comment or email us: service@melodysusie.com

Friday, November 18, 2016

6 Simple and Sincere Ways to Say Thank You on Thanksgiving


It’s almost Thanksgiving once again. We are all busy with family, work, school, or any number of things; but we are never too busy to make time for showing the ones we care about just how thankful we are to have them.  Here are a few ways of showing gratitude that are easy yet every bit as sincere as more obvious gestures.

1. Spend time
Nothing says "I appreciate you" more than an investment of your time, no matter how brief. Even something simple like watching a movie or taking a walk with your loved one can mean a lot.

2. Prepare a wonderful Thanksgiving meal
If you love them, feed them with delicious food. If someone else is on Thanksgiving dinner duty in your family, you can still pitch in by contributing a memorable dish or helping out in the kitchen.

3. Lend a helping hand
Everyone has problems, and everyone struggles sometimes. Thanksgiving is an ideal time to lend a hand to someone in need without expecting anything in return, especially those ones who have helped you before.

4. Give them a big hug
Sometimes our actions can express clearly what our words cannot. A hug is a simple gesture with a profound meaning.

5. Write a thank you note
Saying “thank you” is nice, but there’s something special about writing it down. Spoken words only last for a moment, but a thank you note lasts forever (or at least until someone accidentally throws it out with the junk mail!).

6. Give them a trinket
Sometimes small is big. A small, inexpensive but unique gift can often be more cherished than a pricey one. It shows the receiver that he or she is in your thoughts that you care.


What else? Pick a MelodySusie beauty gift for your loved one. Here is a few affordable yet unique Thanksgiving beauty gift for the special her! Available on Amazon now with great discount price!

1) MelodySusie NailPro Gift Set
If your loved ones like to have their nails done on a regular basis, then you should definitely get this NailPro Gift set. It contains our newly launched Party Queen 1-Step Gel Collection with 6 amazingly fashionable nail colors chosen for the holiday and a portable and highly efficient 24W nail lamp which can fully and fast cure the nails in 30 seconds.

  

Every woman needs a professional makeup mirror. Buy her the newly launched Narcissus LED Makeup Mirror! It is free standing, shadow-less, natural-light LED makeup mirror with 180°of movement. It provides natural daylight to ensure the makeup colors are reflected accurately. Now save $14.00 with code: KQUC7DMX



3) Brush clean set
If she is a makeup lover, then these nicely-designed brush cleaners are perfect small gift for her.The set includes Beautipple, Beautifly, and Beautieg. It helps her to thoroughly and professionally clean the brushes and keep the germs and dirts away from her eyes and face. If you love her, then protect her with these little handy makeup tools.



Still did not find your gift? Visit www.melodysusie.com and there are more beauty gift options for you.

Only a few days to Thanksgiving, get ready with your gift and show your appreciation today!

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