Nail Polish…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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419 posts
Helper bee

@amandasf:  They did studies and lot of exposure (like women that work in nail salons) can hurt. You are fine with just painting your nails once. However, I’m of the ‘aboundance of caution’ camp. I looked into the nail polish chemicals They have 3-free, 4-free and 5-free. So 3-free doesn’t have 3 major chemicals. I got 4-free because that is the ‘freest’ they had at Sephoria. Note- I looked up the particular polish you got and it’s 5-free- which is awesome. See, you accidently got the best group for nail polish! Awesome! 

You are probably nausous from being strong smells at 7 weeks pregnant. I could smell a woman across Target that smelled like cigerette smoke and it was SO ANNOYING. That went away for me before second trimester. 

Post # 4
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@amandasf:  I say no. The smell may have been strong, and had you just sat there inhaling it then maybe, but the fact that you went to get some fresh air was a good idea. I think it is more so when you overdo it or sit there and huff it.

I say you should be fine, but I hope other Bees chime in as I haven’t painted my nails or got my hair done during pregnancy. The most I’ve done is help clean a house that hadn’t been cleaned in 5+ years.

Post # 5
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I painted my nails at 11 weeks for a wedding and chose not to remove the nail polish with remover, just picked it off over the course of the next week. I figured it was probably fine. I did sit by an open door whilst painting to be as ventilated as possible.  

Post # 6
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@amandasf:  I can’t offer any medical/health related advice, but if you’re interested in healthier nail polish, check out water-based polishes.  They have much milder chemicals and compounds that are safer for the body.

Post # 7
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562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@amandasf:  You’re fine. Your sense of smell is more keen while preg, so that might be why you noticed the smell.

If you don’t feel comfortable painting your nails, certainly don’t. But no harm done.

Post # 10
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1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would say you are fine. It really is a matter of personal comfort level. Every woman feels differently. 

Post # 11
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

“Vinylux” is giving you a big indication that the product has PVC in it, which has phthalates (hormone disruptors) and heavy metals, like lead.

Don’t freak out about what’s already done, but this polish sounds like a crappy one. Try to shop for “big 3 free” nail polishes… (free of the 3 worst toxins that can be found in nail polishes) there are so many these days!

Post # 14
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3010 posts
Sugar bee

I think if you have a true medical concern you should ask your doctor, not the internet.

Post # 16
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I honestly think you’re freaking out over something very minor.  You haven’t hurt your baby by painting your nails one time.  Stress is more harmful than nail polish.

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