It was my birthday last week, not that I want to talk about that- something happened to me after 30 and I now seriously loathe them. The days surrounding my birthday usually spiral into a major pity party and it is most unbecoming of me. But my family and friends are so sweet and just ignore my bad attitude and celebrate the day anyway. By the end of it the festivities, I feel so special and loved. All of this to tell you about one of the fabulous gifts I received last week from my sister in law, Alex. It was this pretty bottle of the palest pink nail polish from Scotch Naturals. I absolutely love nail colors so the fact that I love this gift is no surprise. My most favorite line is normally Essie. But after seeing this beautiful bottle, trying the polish and discovering more about Scotch Naturals, I am so excited to have a new brand to explore. Isn’t the packaging lovely?
The neat thing is that these polishes are water based, non toxic, and free of the yucky chemicals that make up most polishes. They even have a soy polish remover which I am seriously wanting to try as well. I never imagined they could make such quality products without using all the typical harsh ingredients! I can’t wait to try more of their shades. In fact, they have a perfect gift idea called the Cocktail Trio. You get to pick three colors and they bundle it all together with a soy polish remover and nail buffer inside a pretty pouch. Fun!
Receiving this polish after the HORRENDOUS mani/pedi experience my friend Sara and I had last week was like a breath of fresh air. I’m not going to name names but there will definitely be a Yelp review posted. Let’s just say we learned a valuable lesson- thoroughly investigate Groupons before buying something just because it is a great deal. Sure a $25 spa mani/pedi sounds amazing. But trust me, it wasn’t. The staff, the salon, the services, and especially the treatment of their Groupon customers left much to be desired. And I am not one to easily complain about businesses. I tend to be extra forgiving, thinking maybe they are just having a bad day or it was an honest over site kind of thing. It takes a lot to tick me off. And the more I thought about this experience the more appalled I have become. Note to self Nicky- buy more awesome nail polish from places like Scotch Naturals and just say no to shady nail salons!