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spring greening...part one

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NWS would like to start off spring (it IS almost spring, no?) by cleaning out old, expired, ineffective and potentially hazardous beauty products and implements. The first category under scrutiny is nail polish and hand/foot related products.

With such great selection these days there's no reason to hold on to deadly nail lacquers. Companies such as Butter London, Zoya and Lippmann Collection, to name just a few, offer gorgeous, stay put colors without the hazardous ingredients.
Butter London Yummy Mummy, .4-OunceZoya Nail Polish .5 oz. Indigo #415 (Metallic, Sparkle)Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish (Bitches Brew) Fragrance

Essie's line of "Naturally Clean" nail care products includes nail polish remover ($6 for 4oz or $16 for 16oz) which is infused with vitamins and antioxidants - leaving your nails clean and polish free yet not robbed of moisture. Priti Nails Soy polish remover (NWS's top pick) is 100% biodegradable and is non toxic and non carcinogenic and contains Lemongrass Essential Oil ($11.25 for 2oz).
Purifying Nail Polish Remover 16OzPriti Non Toxic Nail Polish - Soy Polish Remover 2 oz

Replace your basic disposable nail files with a glass version which can last years and years with proper care. Rinse the file after each use to keep it clean and restore the grit.
Sassella Crystal Glass Nail File, 5.5 Inches, Free Carrying Case

Rather than using another plastic bottle to house more product for your body - skip the foot scrub and use a pumice stone to smooth out rough calluses - NWS tends to do this daily! After each use thoroughly rinse and allow to air dry outside the shower.
LATHER Pumice Stone

Moisturize hands and feet with June Jacobs Spa Collection Green Tea and Cucumber Hand and Foot Treatment. The formula is preservative and paraben free and contains olive oil and vitamin E for moisture and packs an antioxidant punch to help protect against visible signs of aging ($46 for 4oz).
June Jacobs Green Tea and Cucumber Revitalizing Hand Treatment

To cool your heels (and de-stink-ify) on the go or after a long day use The Body Shop's Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray and Cooling Foot Rescue Treatment which contains a bracing combo of essential oils ($10 for 100ml).
The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Rescue Treatment

Regardless of the products you choose be mindful of packaging, ingredients and absolute need. The choices you make in your beauty regime have far reaching affects for the environment as well as your overall health. With so many like minded and progressive companies manufacturing green products today there is no excuse!