Dangerous Nail Polish

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cropped-rosestem.jpgHere’s just a bit of this article – scary as heck – and FIXABLE!!!!

One of the biggest concerns about triphenyl phosphate (or TPHP) is that it is known to disrupt humans’ endocrine system, which controls all our hormones. Head researcher, Dr. Heather Stapleton, voiced her concerns, saying, “There is growing evidence suggesting that TPHP may affect hormone regulation, metabolism, reproduction and development.”

Here’s the article:


When my husband emailed me this article, I followed all the links, then realized I’d already puchased a bottle of non-toxic nailpolish at the nearby “Sprouts,” and hadn’t even tried it.  So I did. And the thought that I wasn’t hurting myself was pretty awesome.

I’m going to try the Honeybee, too.  I’ve been going polish-less for over 15 years now, because of the toxic issues – and now I see I can have all kinds of girl fun – non-toxic nail polish, gluten and corn free lipstick and makeup, pretty safe hair colors – and even some new face “serums” that perhaps even I, super-sensitive, can use.

It makes me feel different to consider myself “not so special.” Not so “out of the loop.”

Yayyy! I can be girly AND (somewhat) organic…..

Love, Rori


  1.  #1MissStix on May 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I’m a polish junkie… I love the idea of polishes without the harsh toxins.

    I haven’t coloured my hair in about 15 years. After chunks of my hair fell out the last time (i was about 17) that was it for me.
    I started colouring my hair when I was 11 so I was pleasantly surprised to find I have a beautiful and unique hair colour.
    Now that the “greys” are coming in pearly white and shimmery…I may never do it again in my lifetime.
    I haven’t used shampoo with sulphates for about 5 years as well…It’s entirely aesthetic because hair is far more luxurious without them.
    And I love to use pure and natural things on my skin because I can feel the difference. It feels so good when my skin drinks up some coconut oil or olive oil 🙂

  2.  #2MissStix on May 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I swear by using olive oil when shaving…Although it gunks up the razor :p so worth it.

  3.  #3MissStix on May 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Mmm sitting by the fireplace on a chilly water-logged day…I feel relaxed and wonderful.
    Werk went by so quickly today and I feel happy to start my weekend.
    Feeling chilled out…I nailed some FMs last night and felt so calm and clear.
    I didn’t consciously know I felt what I was feeling until it came tumbling out and the response I recieved felt so reassuring.
    I felt all the tension and anxiety leave my body and my tummy felt light and warm. I felt still and pleasant. True calm.
    I’m just over here luxuriating in these feelings and slowly preparing for a date tonight.

  4.  #4Indigo on May 29, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Miss Stix,

    If you want to colour your hair you might try giving henna a go. That’s what I use and I’ll never go back to commercial permanent colourants. Henna is gentle and doesn’t damage your hair at all. Stays longer too.

    I don’t use shampoo either! I use baking soda once every 5 days or so, and my hair is super soft, shiny and healthy. I’ll never go back to shampoo. I actually can’t believe how effortless it is to maintain my hair’s condition since not using shampoo.

  5.  #5Azure Blu on May 29, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I am 64 and don’t color my hair… I was born a strawberry blond and always loved my hair color!!!
    good or bad it was MY color…
    Then around 50 it began turning… I thought it was going to be gray… started coloring it
    Back then the home coloring was stiff and ugly… so I stopped and let my natural color show…
    It is an interesting blend of mainly blond/white and some darker colors underneath…
    I love it… so strange to be considered a blond at my age! :-)))
    I’m not sure if Red heads or Blonds have more fun… :-))

  6.  #6Femininewoman on May 30, 2016 at 4:05 am

    This kind of information can be so scary, especially for the younger generation

  7.  #7MissStix on May 30, 2016 at 6:31 am


    I used to use henna way back when I first started colouring my hair. I remember liking it.
    I like my hair colour. It’s a mix of light brown and auburn with highlights. It suits the warm undertones in my skin. So i’m happy!
    Ill give baking soda a try.

  8.  #8MissStix on May 30, 2016 at 7:23 am


    I am a big fan of natural grey hair. I think it’s so beautiful.
    However…If my hair goes my dads colour I don’t think i’d be happy with it. It’s less grey and more like a steely black.
    My moms grey would be lovely…It’s silvery.
    However mine are coming in straight white so i’ll probably have my own unique tone.
    I love my white hairs. I see them as kind of like glitter making my hair fancy 😀

  9.  #9Victoria on May 30, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I also use henna, and I love it. I started using it about an year ago because my hair was getting more and more dull and brittle because of chemical dies. I will try your idea with baking soda – I wash my hair almost every day because I exercise daily and I get very very sweaty, and I know shampooing too much is not very good. How do you do it with the soda? Do you put it water first, or straight on your hair?

  10.  #10Azure Blu on May 30, 2016 at 10:24 am

    MissStix #8
    “I love my white hairs. I see them as kind of like glitter making my hair fancy”
    Love this!!!

  11.  #11Indigo on May 30, 2016 at 11:05 am


    Trust me when I say once you start using baking soda to clean your hair, you will never go back. It makes your hair much cleaner than shampoo, not too mention much softer and healthier.

    I mix a tablespoon of baking soda in about a cup and a half of warm water, in a bottle. Once you get in the shower, wet your hair, give the bottle a shake and pour the solution over your hair, applying it mainly to the roots. Give your scalp a good massage and leave it on for 2 minutes. Then use a little water to lather it up (you’ll feel your hair go slightly slippery) and rinse it off. I use a little conditioner on my hair afterwards for some extra TLC (although not nearly as much as I needed when I used shampoo).

    You might have to experiment with the amount of baking soda you need on your hair – the oilier it is, you might need a bit more than a tablespoon, if it is drier you might need a little less. But anywhere between half a tablespoon and 2 tablespoons should do the trick.

    I’m sure you will love it. Let me know! <3

  12.  #12Kim on May 30, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Without this turning into an advertisement, I know some of you ladies very kindly asked about my little book which made me feel so happy…well, it is coming out on 1st June – all being well and I have created a little facebook event you could join if you wanted – if not I can just send the link to Amazon once it is out..the event is on the facebook site ‘Walking The Keys To Happiness’…hope to see you there – it is online and perfect for us introverts lol.

    In some ways doing that walk has helped me immensely with dating actually because I emerged so much more happy and self-confident – and started it completely demoralized and fed up. That was my boy energy getting me out of the funk!

    Ok and now for something completely different….for me and my hair, conditioner washing has been a revelation…frizzy and dry, I have been washing it with conditioner only (yes, it does get clean, google it – you have to use a huge amount…I buy a cheap silicone free one.).
    I have noticed that after going two weeks only conditioner, I need to shampoo once in a while as it seems to build up a little on my scalp, however, my hair is not nearly as dry and horrible as it used to be. I love Keratin but it is also very chemical and very expensive so I only had two in my lifetime, one just now so I can tame the frizz for my wedding.

    The biggest thing that helped me with my hair is to accept it just as it is actually….took me years. Now I love it. It will never be sleek and shiny or curly and big (it’s in between wavy) but it is mine – I love it….so there.

  13.  #13Azure Blu on May 30, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I see we are friends! looking forward to reading the book! :-))
    and now the WEDDING! 😉

  14.  #14MissStix on May 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Sitting on the patio drinking up the beautiful setting sun. Feeling at peace with myself. Feeling dreamy and wishing I felt poetic. Sipping cider, candles lit, soft music flowing through the door. The sound of distant traffic below and now the train going by. The air feels perfect on my skin. I feel at ease.
    I feel a flutter when I ponder the events of the weekend. I feel…something I have no word for…silly.
    I feel content by myself here. It’s a beautiful place to be.
    My mind is wandering. Hard to look at a screen when it’s so beautiful out.
    Thinking about when i’m with him and he can’t keep his hands off me and he wants to talk….about everything. He says things about getting married and not going anywhere and not letting me go anywhere. He dotes on me and is passionate in bed. It’s wild! And still I’m not moving back in…
    I feel right where i’m at. I miss home and yet I just don’t want to go back yet.

  15.  #15Femininewoman on May 31, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Ha ha Kim. I’ve been washing with conditioner for a while too. Also in between with apple cider vinegar and water which breaks down build up for me and makes it feel squeaky clean. Love my hair too and its mine he he 🙂

  16.  #16Liquid Light on May 31, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I use a plant based hair dye too – its not henna though (i’m blond). Its called Cassia and it dies the gray blond and leaves the brown hair untouched. It makes it look like I have highlights. And it also conditions the hair. Love it!

  17.  #17Millie on May 31, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I used to get manicures and pedicures all the time! With gel polish! It started getting annoying if I let it go too long and weakened my nails. I stopped to give my nails a rest and also save some $$ because it adds up! My nails are a lot stronger and healthier as a result! Getting a mani/pedi feels like an indulgence now and a special treat. Will probably stay away from gel manicures though!

    Ladies, energy around the life I want is welling up inside me. I see it so vividly…a ranch/farmhouse style home, on a large plot of land, where I can live sustainably, grow my own food, cook, make everything from scratch, tend to animals, live in a cycle, embrace nature. I want this lifestyle oh so badly…I have taken small steps towards it and am learning as much as I can. I feel called away from my current job, away from the industry I’m in, I feel called to a completely different lifestyle and purpose. I feel scared about money. I would love a financial safety net to fall into. I want to create this life for myself and I’m sure it will involve a lot of sacrifice and letting go of what I know and feel “safe” in.

  18.  #18Kim on June 1, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Hey Ladies!

    Azure, I am happy we are ‘friends’ 🙂 I was going to send you a private message actually ❤️❤️❤️

    The book is online – so cool as well as scary to have your name and all out there on Amazon! Eeeek.

    I am dealing with lots of ‘not good enough’ feelings right now…mainly to do with the book! I am super afraid of being judged…wow. I did not expect this. I worry about people saying the writing is sh*t or actually ‘being offended’ by parts of it. Some of it is a private diary of the walk, ending with celebrating with a bachelor party…in a stripclub lol. I really thought about putting that bit in or not, but it was so funny and without it, it wouldn’t have been complete….now I am biting my nails LOL.

    Then I tried to record a video for my online booklaunch….and I looked awful. I mean, really awful…OMG…I can laugh about it but boy. I blame it on the cold I am harboring….

    If you want to find the book, just click on my name here, should take you to mywebsite….
    Thank you all..

  19.  #19IamHis on June 1, 2016 at 5:21 am

    I feel sad and angry. Why can’t I ever speak up when a man crosses a physical boundary with me? I start feeling good, playful, powerful even. & it happened again. He’s touching me inappropriately…part of me likes it, part of me is angry, and part of me is scared and surprised. Words. What are the words I’m supposed to say? Why can’t I just say something as simple as “Whoa there.”

    I wish I could have felt angry, but what I mostly felt was afraid.

    I feel embarrassed having you touch me like that in this context.

    No. What I want to say is WTF???!!!!

    I left one situation. I don’t want to leave anymore.

    Reading the ebook is triggering me all over the place.

    I need so much practice with speaking up. It feels like I’m starting all over again.

    I feel apathetic about M. So I’m comfortable. Why does he bring up women…not one woman but women every time I’m near him and why do I feel icky every time he does?

    C gravitated towards me. I don’t mind it.

    I love S. He’s gay. I have a legit crush on him. It feels like the safest thing in the world. But he doesn’t seem gay at all. He just says he is, and has a steady boyfriend. He’s very masculine. & he’s the one who crossed the line this second time.

    It didn’t feel violent or like an abuse of position this time. It felt like a test or an experiment. & he also acted guilty the next time I saw him.

    I didn’t say anything again. I don’t think I will. It’s different. I feel more tender, more defeated, more tired.

    Why does this stuff keep happening?

    Am I putting out some kind of weird vibe that says touch me, but don’t you dare get too emotionally close to me?

    & now I’m sitting here crying.

  20.  #20Liquid Light on June 1, 2016 at 10:36 am


    I’m concerned about you. You keep having the same experiences repeat over and over again. This is not healthy. You are repeating the same harmful and abusive patterns. I fear this will keep happening unless you seek professional help…I urge you to seek help from a therapist. There’s a a reason that this keeps happening to you and until you address the part in you that men feel they can victimize, it will likely keep happening. Please seek out a professional and get some outside perspective about why this is happening. She (I recommend going to a female therapist) can help you break out of this harmful pattern.