Painting your nails :)

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
Member
4526 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Pinkypez:  I havent gotten my nails done since I found out I was pregnant also.  I did, however, asked my OB yesterday if I could get them done and she said that as long as I only do it -lets say once a month- there shouldnt be any harm, but just to make sure the salon has good ventilation.  If you are doing it yourself, like I used to, I would use a surgical mask, but that’s just me. 

Post # 4
Member
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What?! We’re not allowed to paint our nails? Shiiit…. I change my nail color once a week. I’m gonna have to do some research on this. 

Post # 5
Hostess
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not expecting, but yes, I plan to paint my nails when we get pregnant. Given that I paint my own nails and don’t get them done or have acrylics or gels – or eat the polish – I think this is one of the more inane pregnancy “rules” to come out. 

That said, there’s a decent chunk of things that one is technically not supposed to do that I don’t think carry enough risk or that I do freqently enough to stop doing completely. 

Post # 6
Member
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mrs.LemonDrop:  Agreed!

 

I don’t think your nails absorb the nail polish ingredients enough to transport them to your blood stream and harm the baby.

Post # 8
Member
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah, from what I’m reading though it seems like you would have to have heavy exposure to these fumes for it to make any difference. I always do my nails in a well ventilated area and I don’t bite my nails, so I’m not gonna sweat it. I will take the advice of not blowing on them to dry them just to keep the inhalation of the fumes lower. I also might pick up a face mask.

 

Post # 9
Member
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m pretty sure OPI and Essie polishes are free of the nasty stuff.  Also, on the cheaper side, the Sinful Colors line (sold at Target) is safe.

I agree, as long as you’re using a high-quality polish that’s free of the bad chemicals and you don’t chew your nailpolish, it should be fine.  I think it’s probably more dangerous to go to the salon, since it’s usually pretty “fumey”, ya know?

Post # 10
Member
4440 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not preggo. but you could always put on those quick nail art thingys! 🙂

Post # 11
Member
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@SadieBee:  Oooh well there ya go 🙂 Most of my polishes are Sinful Color. I should see if I can use this info to convince DH I need to go to Sally and pick up some more OPI colors 😉 

Post # 12
Member
329 posts
Helper bee

I’m almost in my third trimester and have been doing my nails at home regularly. I have seen many pregnant women in the nail salons as well and haven’t thought about it tooo much.

Post # 13
Member
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Eh, I’m almost 16 weeks. I got my nails done on Tuesday (and got them done a month previous). I get my nails done about once a month, but it’s just a coat of polish. I really only go for the pedicure. 

Post # 14
Member
2155 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am not and haven’t been pregnant, but I wanted to suggest the brands Priti NYC, Zoya, and Butter London. All three are considered safe(r) for pregancy. My favorite brand is Zoya. Good luck! 🙂

Post # 15
Member
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Pinkypez:  Not pregnant, but OPI and Essie are big 3 free. Zoya is great too.  Stay away from Seche Vite!

Post # 16
Member
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 26 weeks pregnant and have been painting my nails throughout my entire pregnancy. I think if you follow every pregnancy “rule” you will go crazy. I don’t see how painting your nails is going to cause any harm unless you’re eating the polish or something silly. 🙂

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors