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Non-toxic, zero-waste and sustainable nail polish ,look, (eco-friendly and vegan glass buffer)

Non-toxic, zero-waste and sustainable nail polish look care (eco-friendly and vegan)

I have been on a hunt for a non-toxic nail varnish solution for some time. I have been reading articles about how harmful the nail polish can be on the body, to articles about the waste created from nail polish removers and pads and how they are even considered as a health and nature hazard in some countries, to how there is microplastic in many of the polishes and that glitter nail polish is so harmful to the environment and that I simply just strive towards a more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle yet trying to keep as many ,perks, from the olden non-conscious days, today, I can happily say, that I have found a wonderful solution and I wonder why this item has not become more popular and mainstream (well, maybe I do understand as this way you save a lot of money and do not need to repurchase anything which I suppose companies do not like).

To be honest, I have been using nail polish in the past even when in the back of my head something was telling me that it is not really the most environmentally friendly solution, but I was still reassuring myself that I will only use up the amount I currently own and that I will not repurchase any more.
However, the more I was thinking about it the more uncomfortable I became.
Luckily I ran out of my nail polish remover few months ago and took it as an opportunity to not repurchase anything before I would read into the topic more and, oh, what an eye-opening time that was.
After that, I decided not to be using any nail polish and try to find a better solution which I was not able to find.
Certain nail polish brands said that they are non-toxic but they were still packaged in a way I could not see it being later repurposed or successfully recycled and also all the toxicity from the nail polish remover and pads to remove the polish with (yes, I know, this blog post is bursting in the word polish ;) ) I continued my search.
Later,  I stumbled upon different coloured henna, which was claimed, that it could colour your nails as well (I particularly liked the pink colour) but the finish looked very matt and dull as well as it was not packaged sustainable eighter so I never purchased it as I did not feel I would be truly satisfied with it.

I almost gave up on my search (which took some weeks and my short, brittle nails became strong and the longest they have ever been in their natural state ((they could grow longer in the past only if I had gel manicure over)) which surprised me as I thought I was always very gentle with my nails while manicuring them and it acted as additional proof to me that nail polish could really not be healthy no matter what from what angle one was looking at it.


On this link, you can find the Glass File and Shine Buffer  + a video on how to use it.
The best way (as far as I have discovered) is to have it at a 180-degree angle with the nail and to buff lightly. When you feel the file is full of nail dust just tap it a few times on a piece of fabric (your clothes for example) or cloth. The dust will fall off and you can continue. After use, you can run it under a tap of water so it is fully clean or sanitize it if you are suffering from some sort of infection or sharing the item with others.
Results last for about a week for a nice impact but it makes a difference even longer. However, it is super easy and fast to top up on the shine again. Works marvelously as a nail file to shorten and adjust your nail shape and size, too.

This has become one of my favourite swaps so far of 2020 and I already gave away mine to my best friend when she saw the result and I had to re-purchase an additional for my self after that. Now we are both rocking beautiful, shiny, non-toxic, eco-friendly and sustainable nails.

* Disclaimer: This blog post contains Amazon affiliate links for the Glass Nail Buffer. I have not been paid in any shape or form to promote this product nor was it given to me for free. I have paid the full asking price for it and promote it because I truly believe in the product. If you purchase it through the link above, I will be paid a small commission for recommending it at no extra cost to you. It could help towards the running cost of this blog (like domain name and so on). Currently to the date of publishing this post, this blog has not generated any revenue at all. Thank you for your support. 





25 comments

  1. Wow, it's the first time I'm hearing about a glass fine + shine buffer! That's awesome!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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    1. Hello, yes, exactly, it took me quite some time to find this product even when I was looking for this
      type of solution. I fell like this glass buffer should be more mainstream. I really do recommend it.
      Thank you for your comment:).
      xx

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  2. This buffer sounds like a great nail tool. Thanks for sharing!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Yes, it really is. I am so happy I discovered it and so happy using it since :)
      xx

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  3. Oh this sounds great indeed! Buffers can do a pretty good job at making your nails shinny. Sadly for me due to health problems my nails are weak in their natural state.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Hello Allie, thank you for your comment. I am sorry to hear about your health problems :( I really do hope you stay safe and take care of yourself as well as possible or ask for help if needed (which I feel like we all need to learn now). I always suffer with extremely brittle nails, especially during the winter time but taking a break from all the chemicals has really helped me and I have grown a little longer and more strong nails since that :) I only recommend a glass buffer as I had one in the past made out of some sponge material and that was extremely harsh on the nails, I still have it and brush my skin around the nails with it instead:D Thank you for your comment.
      xx

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  4. I've never heard before about this. But that's really cool!
    Kisses
    pasjeweroniki.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I also discovered it recently and can not believe it is not more popular and mainstream but I believe that is because of companies can not make as much money compared to the nail varnish and remover we need to keep repurchasing, but we save so much money using this buffer as it is so much more eco-friendly!
      Thank you for your comment :)
      xx

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  5. Such an interesting post! Thank you for sharing
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    1. Thank you dear for your kind comment. I hope you enjoy it
      as much as I do, too.
      xx

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  6. I've never heard of the glass file, it sounds truly amazing! Got to try it too.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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    1. Yes, it really is an amazing tool! I was also so surprised when I discovered it that it is not more mainstream. So far no one knew about it, too, to who I have recommended it.
      Hope you enjoy it as much as I do as it really saves a lot.
      xx

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  7. never heard about a glass buffer but it looks pretty cool!
    xoxo
    style frontier

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    1. Yes, it really is pretty cool. It works like a charm and i so fast, too! And do waiting for the polish to dry. This would be a great tool to recommend for pregnant women or those with illnesses, too, to still have beautiful nails (if they desire it) and keep it toxic-free and sustainable.
      xx

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  8. I've tried a glass file/buffer before and I guess I didn't use it correctly because I didn't just love it, but I think I'm going to try to find it and give it another try. Your nails look beautiful - thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Thank you dear, yes, the buffer really works very well. Just to not put too much pressure and do not over buff your nails as that can make it uneven again or even damage your nails.
      Message me if you have any questions.
      xx

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  9. This is such a cool and safe idea. And I can't believe it never occurred to me either. I paint my nails religiously every week and always been concerned about what kind of effect the waste had (I peel my nail polish off hehehe). I also can't believe it never occurred to me that these chemicals could be doing harm to my health too. So much food for thought in this post. Thanks for sharing!

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. Dear Sonia, thank you for your most lovely comment.
      Yes, it looks so classy, clean and healthy and no chip offs! Which is always what I did not like with nail polish.
      Especially for eco-friendly people, pregnant or ill, this is a most amazing sollution! No need to expose our earth and bodies to the toxic materials no more. It belongs in the past for me now :)
      xx

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  10. This glass buffer sounds like something I need! And I love that it's eco-friendly!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Hello Jill, thank you for your lovely comment.
      Yes, this buffer really is amazing! Instead of toxic ingredients I am now only using this buffer which acts like
      a great nile file too, and sometimes I am moisturising my nails with olive oil as well to keep them healthy :)
      My nails have never been healthier :)
      xx

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    1. Dear Gertraud, thank you for your kind comment.
      It is my absolute pleasure :) I hope you liked the post :)
      xx

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