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Home Remedies For Dry And Brittle Nails

Many ladies wish and fantasize about having beautiful 10/10 nails that they can flaunt by wearing the latest and trendiest nail enamels or going for the latest nail art.

Brittle and weak nails, on the other hand, can wash away your fantasies of flaunting picture-perfect nails. In today's hectic schedule, we may not always have time to go for those pricey manicures, but several home treatments can help you maintain those attractive nails strong and in the form if used regularly.

Brittled nails

The thing is, bestie, there is no magic cure for brittle nails, but you can improve their condition with these easy home remedies.

Proper Diet

Your diet and living habits greatly influence how strong or brittle your nails are. No number of home treatments or manicures will be able to maintain your nails strong if your body isn't getting enough protein, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. Brittle nails can be reduced by eating a nutritious and balanced diet rich in vitamins A, C, D, and E and several B vitamins, folic acid, zinc, iron, calcium, and biotin. Your nails will grow more robust, but you will also see advantages in your skin, hair, and overall health.

Sea Salt mixture

In addition to strengthening brittle nails, sea salt helps soften cuticles and offers a dazzling sheen to your nails. In a small dish of warm water, combine two tablespoons of acceptable grain sea salts with two drops of wheat germ oil, frankincense oil, and a few drops of lemon oil. Soak your nails in this solution for around 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Next, Pat dry and apply hand cream. This method can be repeated three times each week for the best results.

Coconut oil massage

Warm a few teaspoons of coconut oil in your hands. Apply it to your nails and hands, and gently massage it in. Along with strengthening your nails, it will boost your blood circulation and keep your nails wet. Warm coconut oil can also be combined with a few drops of lemon juice. Soak your nails in this mixture for a few minutes before gently massaging them. Wear gloves after the massage and keep them on overnight for the best benefits.

Keep them moisturized

Apply petroleum jelly or a moisturizer lotion to your nails throughout the day. Wear thin cotton gloves after massage with oil at night to reap the most benefits from it. You can also use vinyl gloves when doing dishes or laundry. Nail polish removers with high acetone or formaldehyde concentration are harmful to your nails; instead, use acetate-based removers.

Olive oil and lemon juice infusion

Infuse a teaspoon of olive oil with a few drops of lemon juice. Apply little amounts of this mixture to your nails and massage them in. Allow it to sit overnight, and wear soft hand gloves afterwards to protect your nails from water. For best effects, do this at least twice a week.


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Hopefully, you'll have a general idea of how to treat your brittle nails and will be able to make your own informed decisions in the future.

You should also get your nails evaluated by a dermatologist once every 3-4 months if you have only noticed mild dryness or not too serious symptoms.

These easy remedies can help you effortlessly maintain your beautiful nails, whether at the weekend or during the week.

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Maan Pamaran's 18-year Journey From Domestic Abuse to Freedom

Maan Pamaran's 18-year Journey From Domestic Abuse to Freedom

Maan Pamaran is no stranger to the word “toxic”; she was in this kind of relationship for 18 years.

After a year of dating her ex-partner, they got married. It wasn’t long after when he started showing red flags. He isolated her from her loved ones as he didn’t want her to spend time with her family and friends. On top of this, he began to put her down and make her feel less. 

When she had their first child, he influenced her to quit her job, despite having accomplished so much in her career already. During her second pregnancy, he began to physically abuse her.

She was able to go back to work once their first child was older, but he once again made her quit when she got pregnant with their third. Even their three children were beaten, slapped, and strangled by their father. Their home only felt safe when he was away. 

Because she was jobless and isolated from her loved ones, her ex-husband continued to downplay her achievements and made her feel as if she had nowhere to go. 

After about 18 years together, Maan finally put her foot down when he got another woman pregnant. Despite the pressure from his parents to take care of the child and protect the family reputation, she refused. 

3 years ago, she and her kids left their home. She only brought with her a wallet and a tablet, but she never looked back. She deems herself lucky to have found a safe space with her family and friends, despite not having access to the resources that now exist for domestic abuse survivors.

Today, Maan talks about her experience openly and continues to inspire people who are going through similar toxic or abusive relationships. She advocates for fellow survivors to know their worth and leave once they recognize toxicity.

If you are a victim of or know someone who needs assistance, you may reach out to: 


Volunteer-run organization that bridges victim-survivors of sexual violence to pro bono legal advice, psychological aid, and other services.

Email: general.sulong@gmail.com 

Facebook: /sulongphilippines

Request form: bit.ly/SulongRequestForm 

Donate here: bit.ly/SurvivorsSolidarityFund

Maya’s Organization Philippines

Davao-based support group offering help and advice to victim-survivors of sexual, physical or emotional abuse.

PH Mobile: 09631115935 (Smart) | 0966 7552253 (Globe)

PH Landline: (082) 291 9481

Email: mayasorgdavao@gmail.com 


PNP Women and Children Protection Center

Lead unit of the PNP that handles Violence Against Women and Children.

Aleng pulis hotline: 0919 777 7377

FB: /wcpc.didmpnp 

Email: alengpuliswcpc.didm@pnp.gov.ph

Website: wcpc.pnp.gov.ph

Women and Children Cyber Protection Unit

Unit in the PNP responsible for addressing concerns and reports on sexual and gender-based cybercrimes.


Tel. +63 (8) 723-0401 local 5354 / 0927 084 3792

Tel. +63 (8) 723-0401 local 7494

Email: pnp.acg.wccpu@gmail.com

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Nail Polishes could be toxic to you, here's why!

Nail Polishes could be toxic to you, here's why!

A good ‘ol mani-pedi after a stressful week of juggling tasks at home and at work is always a good idea. It can also be a fun form of self-expression for many. But did you know that some nail polishes are considered harmful and actually silently damage your health? Keep scrolling to find out the most dangerous toxins contained in conventional nail polishes.

The 'Toxic Trio'

When testing nail polishes, most labs mainly look for three chemicals -- dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldehyde -- commonly known as the ''toxic trio." The chemicals have been known for potential health risks, especially for nail salon workers and pregnant women. 

The chemical toluene may cause birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have had extended exposure. Toluene is usually used in gasoline that fuels our cars. It may harm the central nervous system and can also damage reproductive organs. Other known adverse effects include headaches, numbness and eye and throat irritation.

Dibutyl phthalate adds flexibility to nail paints and also prevents the nail polishes from cracking or turning brittle; however, it can still cause damage to the reproductive tract.  The use of phthalates is banned in certain countries in Europe and is becoming less frequent due to its damaging effects.

A well-known carcinogenic agent is used as a nail hardening ingredient. The long-lasting nail polishes that you love contain formaldehyde in abundance. It is also used as a disinfectant that prevents bacterial contamination. 

Rise of toxin-free nail polishes

In 2006, public health advocates began protesting these three harmful compounds; since then, leading nail polish brands have voluntarily removed the "toxic trio" from their products and relabeled their brands with 5-free, 10-free, and even 12-free. 

The effects of short-term exposure to the chemicals found in nail polishes remain unclear. Still, many brands have taken a step further and even created water-based nail polish and vegan ones. 

Pick your polish wisely, bestie!

With the popularity of nail art, nail care is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the beauty industry. That's why here at nami, we’re all about clean beauty: our 18-free water-based nail polish. If you have painted nails 24/7, 365 days a year, you are probably no longer a stranger to brittle, yellowish nails and dry skin. So our focus is on making Nami extra-harmless and making you feel extra beautiful! 💗 Check out our nail polish line here!

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34 of People's Most Relatable and Funny Toxic Traits

Whether it’s being late to literally everything or working on a project at the very last minute, we all share at least one “toxic” trait. 🤪

We headed over to Twitter to find the "toxic traits” people have aired out on their accounts.  Some are genuinely fascinating, while some are too funny (not to mention totally relatable) that we needed to share them with you. Keep scrolling! 

  1. Setting 100 alarms that I simply ignore every morning
  2. Joining Zoom calls one minute late
  3. Anytime I get a compliment, I require two-step authentication by asking "really 🥺"
  4. Being nosy. I don't even care, but I want to know. 🤣🤣🤣
  5. I think I'm 100% convinced I can fight even though I am the size and density of a chipmunk
  6. Thinking I could have been a pop star if my parents had been more supportive in my youth
  7. That money means literally nothing to me when I'm drunk
  8. I reply to people in my head and forget to text back
  9. Is putting off an easy and trivial 15-minute task for three weeks to the point where it builds such great anxiety that it becomes nearly impossible for me to start, let alone complete. 
  10. I think that every Wednesday is already Thursday
  11. Acting sober when I'm actually blacked out
  12. Starting to get ready whenever I get the "on my way' text
  13. Holding my pee when nothing is stopping me from getting up and going to the bathroom is my toxic trait
  14. My toxic trait is volunteering myself for things when the silence in the room becomes too unbearable. So now I'm in a vice-chair, and I have no clue what I'm doing.
  15. My toxic trait is thinking I can always arrive in 10 min 😅
  16. Is that I swear I'm talking in a normal pitch, but I'm actually screaming
  17. Waking up on time but laying in bed until I'm late
  18. Forgetting someone's name right after we shake hands the first time we meet
  19. Checking my bank account, hoping I got some random deposit
  20. Putting leftovers in the refrigerator, knowing I'm not going to touch them again
  21. Asking four different people for advice and then doing whatever the hell I want
  22. Not letting anyone else clean because it's not clean unless I clean it. And then getting angry when no one helps me clean.
  23. I never speak up; I just get mad and distance myself til I'm not angry anymore.
  24. Thinking anything less than a 7-hour drive isn't that far
  25. Being productive for 20 minutes and then giving myself a 2-hour break
  26. Is always needing background noise to do literally anything
  27. I feel like I could represent myself in court 🤣
  28. Thinking I could go through my lecture notes in one night for my exams tomorrow
  29. Driving as if speed limits and the police don't exist
  30. Being so unnecessarily nice to people that they end up thinking I am interested in them.
  31. Eating the lunch I brought to work as a snack at 10 am 
  32. I am constantly interrupting people. 😟 I don't mean to! I just get excited and need to interject.
  33. Getting mad at the drivers around me going the speed limit
  34. I buy Tums for the right reasons and then end up eating them like they're tic tacs

What would you add to this list? Let us know at @naminatural on Instagram

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What is Conscious Consumerism and Why Does it Matter?

Imagine you're walking in an aisle of newly launched beauty products or scrolling past the IG feed on an online shop on Instagram. How long do you visualize your pro-con list before adding it to your basket? Does that list include social, ethical, and sometimes even philosophical reasons? If so, you might already be practising conscious consumerism! 💗

In layman's terms, conscious consumerism is when purchase patterns are motivated by a desire to make purchasing decisions that have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact. A socially conscious consumer will first consider whether consumption is essential. Then, once they have decided to purchase, they will consider who is providing the goods and how the product impacts every stakeholder during its development and distribution.

Woman on frozen aisle looking at an item

What is the value of this trend?

The consumer model is constantly shifting, with many customers today focusing on what is known as "conscious consumerism", but then why does it matter? 

For starters, it drastically helps humankind inch closer to achieving sustainability goals. With the climate crisis looming and growing steadily day by day, conscious consumerism can curb the effects of human waste and pollution. It cuts back the need for mass consumption and production, which is one of the main culprits behind the degradation of the environment.

It is also necessary from an ethical standpoint, given that conscious consumerism places a strong focus on the idea of having a beneficial social and economic impact on the world. Unfortunately, unethical practices are no alien to the world of shopping. Child labour and animal testing are just parts of the whole. 

Make your money count! 

The glaring truth is that businesses are in business to make money. Using your funds to purchase ethical products and services and the entry of ethical brands can help shift the narrative, demonstrating that companies can be both good for the world and suitable for their company.

Spread awareness and make a difference.

Spreading awareness is quite simple to accomplish. It is inexpensive and straightforward to spread a message through social media technologies with a broad reach. Even though it is critical to highlight, you can raise awareness about a specific topic without criticising or imposing your viewpoints on others. Instead, devote your time and energy to raising awareness and teaching those interested in learning more.

Reusable bag

As a brand, the first step in our journey to reinventing what it means to be beautiful is to be transparent about our products, so that our customers can make conscious decisions. Our products are intended to benefit not just our consumers, but also the earth we live on. 🌿 For starters, you can check out PETA’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies program, an online database of certified ethically produced beauty products that we’re incredibly proud to be part of! 

There are still hurdles to conscious consumerism; the biggest ones having to stay on a budget and the lack of time. But that shouldn’t stop us from trying, right? Think about it, with every purchase we make, we have the opportunity to set a precedent for how businesses will operate in the future and demonstrate that companies that care about the world are so much more worth it than those who don’t! 💗 

We all have the ability to make a difference, and by working together, we can gradually develop a future that benefits everyone! 

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The Women in our Customers' Lives

The Women in our Customers' Lives

This women's month, we celebrate the women in our lives who inspire us to work toward our dreams and help change the world. It's also an excellent time to reflect on how far women have progressed since then, as well as reflect on the challenges they still face.

Here at Nami, we want to take our hats off to #toughasnails women— women who are only made stronger and more powerful in a world where they can be branded as weak, incapable, or less simply because of their gender. 

This month, we recognise the women in our customers’ lives—those who have ignited their hopes and dreams.

“I just want to share the story of this amazing woman that really sparked change in our life, it's my sister @mrts_pcmio she gives inspiration and motivation not only to us but all the people who truly know how brave and determined she is. She chooses to serve our fellow ka barangay as a volunteer health care worker while in the battle of cervical cancer, especially right now, that our healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease that's spreading rapidly throughout our city, state, and nation. She's putting herself in the path of this virus as we all know she has her own battle, fighting cancer us a battle that is not won just by medicines, chemotherapy and a great team of doctors. Becoming cancer-free also requires a constant stream of strong will, power, faith, hope, love, and most importantly, a positive attitude. Cancer patients like her who have kicked the disease out of their bodies usually emerge stronger and focus on making every day of their second chance count. Her inspirational stories are the stuff miracles are made of.

She could have given up, but you chose to fight. She chose to beat all the odds. She chose to believe that hope is stronger than reality. She chose to overlook the suffering. She chose to see the light at the end of life's darkest tunnel. She made all the right choices, she's inspirational. She chooses to serve her fellowmen and fight against Covid 19. Her survival and bravery isn't just a personal victory. She's a true inspiration to millions of people who are hoping to beat the odds and come out stronger.! She's really my idol, she empowered me, us to go on with life! Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. It is not how much you do- it is how much love you put into the doing. 

Instead of turning our backs on them and hurting them because we are scared of getting infected, we need to give them thanks and celebrate them. There is no match for their dedication and service to our country And they deserve all the treat in this world!”

- Maribert & Marites

“Tagging my mom Medy Medina! Growing up, my mom did different jobs with just one working eye. Yes her left eye is blind but that is not important. She became a Janitress, a maid, she washes other people's clothes every day. she became a Balot and penoy Vendor and a cantene cook. She did all of that for us since my father back then is jobless because his sick.

She never stops working just to earn money, she also sells Minatamis na Sampalok from our backyard and sometimes sells vegetables that she planted. I remember lam in high school when we are force to leave our house since the owner needed the land where our house is built.

We are left with nothing and we are blessed to have our grandmother to save us from being homeless.

Even though we don't have a lot of money, my mom did not ask me and my siblings to stop studying but she told us to "Study well and be a good person because it can lead us to the good life". She never stops working and being a cantene cook, she's able to make my brother and me, finish college. Our dream is for her. She's not able to study but she is the most intelligent person I know. My mother only finish Highschool but was able to be a good mother to us.

She is the kindest person I know not only for our family but for other people. She has the strength that comes from her heart like a superhero.

Who will think that a woman who just finished high school, from a poor family with 9 siblings, became a janitress, a maid, washes other clothes, balot penoy vendor, canteen cook and many other hard jobs is now a mother that dedicated her life to other people.

I will always be proud of my Mom.”

- Joan & Medy

“To my beautiful mom Borac Evelyn, you are the number one woman who really inspires me in life. You know how much thankful I am thankful to God for having you as my mom. I couldn't survive motherhood in the first place without you at my side. Thank you for always being there for me and for my daughter. I love you always. ❤”

- June Artieda

“One of the most important people in my life, my mom. She taught me how to be strong and courageous in fighting my everyday struggles. She is the most important person in my life. She loves me, supports me in everything I do, and cheer me up whenever I doubt myself.”

- Mae Lome

“Tagging my sis Zel Beltran and my nana Mila Tudla. They taught me how to be independent, how to make strong family connections, and how to set goals to become a strong woman. Through positive and negative times growing up, I have used every experience as a life lesson and something to grow from. Happy Women's month!”

- Lyka Tangcay

“I've always been inspired in life because I know from the start that I came from a loving, brave, and strong woman. She may not be able to hear it right now, but I know deep within my heart that she already knows it. I can't think of anyone who would best describe the one who inspired me to be the woman I am today, no other than my late mother, Verna Fedines! 

She was and always have been my inspiration to do my best every day even though I already have a family of my own. She made a huge impact in my life most especially in dealing with motherhood. I really missed her a lot and I would like to thank her for giving me life, love, and happiness. She became my first teacher, mentor, best friend and confidant. I love you, mama! 😌 I hope you will always guide me up there. I hope you are happy and at peace. Till we meet again.” 

- Glad Fedines Amigo

“There have been many people in my life who have impacted it both negatively and positively, but no one has had an impact in my life greater than my mom, Erlinda Cagampan Aviles. My nanny is just amazing in my eyes, right from the beginning because of the way she raised us, if I had children I would raise them the same way she raised us. Thank you nana for inspiring me to be a better person, mother, and wife. Happy women's month!” 

- Elisa Dino

Tagging my mother Marivic Diaz strongest person I've met. Despite all the hardships and pain she never lets it bring her down. She keeps on fighting you never see a sign or a hint of her giving up. She is like a carabao in the sense that she keeps on pulling the heavy load under any condition She is an extremely motivating and inspiring woman. I look up to her and try to follow her put a step by becoming strong too. For me, she is the modern Gabriela Silang. You will never hear any regrets or words of sorrow from her. Truly mother knows best, that's why every word she says is like a powerful voice that can move mountains. And now that I'm at the right age, I realized the hardships and sacrifices she had done for us. She is the best woman in our life that can never be replaced by anyone. Our one and only, our best mom! I love her so much. Even at the age of 60, she still works hard; as a farmer, maid, and vegetable vendor. She just keeps on fighting and that really motivates me.

- Ynna Diaz 

To our customers who couldn’t be any prouder to recognise the #toughasnails women they know, our hats off to you, too!

While there are lovely ways (and gifts 😉) to celebrate all women, you can also take the opportunity to honor those who've had an impact in your life by committing to doing your part towards this year’s women’s month’s theme #BreaktheBias. Share your personal #BreaktheBias & #toughasnails story with us on Instagram

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10 Boss Babes We Look Up To

"A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink" 
- Gina Carey

Women that inspire us come from many areas of life. Nothing is more vital in today's world than pushing one another up to achieve success, empower one another, and dare to lead by being fearless in the face of fear.

These 10 boss babes not only demonstrate how far the country has progressed in fostering gender equality in business and the workforce, but their work has also become a model for all aspiring women here in the Philippines.

 1. Nikki Sevilla

Founder and president, EcoNest Philippines

Nikki Sevilla aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to adopt environmentally friendly packaging. Her startup, EcoNest Philippines, was founded in 2018 to reduce the use of plastic. It sells cassava bags, edible straws, and sugarcane food storage boxes, among other innovative, technologically advanced, and environmentally friendly packaging items.

 2. Anna Melissa Nava

Co-founder and CEO, 1Export 

Exporting can be intimidating for small businesses. They are concerned about prices or paperwork or simply do not know where to begin. But, Anna Melissa Nava, who co-founded 1Export, a one-stop, end-to-end platform for cross-border trading, says her psychology major helped her create trust with clients. As a result, the company now works with 450 companies that are export-ready and has a presence in 15 markets.

3. Cindy Burdette

Co-founder and CEO, Allcare 

Cindy Burdette's goal with Allcare is to provide freelancers with the same employment benefits as full-time employees and empower SMEs to provide their employees with the same benefits as large corporations. Allcare, a membership-based marketplace that began in 2019, offers various worker benefits—from insurance to training to mental health checks—to employees who would otherwise be excluded. As a result, Allcare's client base rose tenfold from 2019 to 2020.

4. Angely Dub

Founder and CEO, Access Travel & Tours

Angely Dub owns a travel service that has become a favourite among well-known local musicians, travel bloggers, influencers, and those looking for well-planned itineraries to maximize their vacation time. Fate took Dub down a different road when she began her own business at 19. She had to deal with several challenges, including being betrayed by a business partner and losing all she had worked so hard for.

5. Jehanel Vidad Soriano

Founder, Jesla Integrated Farm

The farmers' unwavering commitment to learning and applying new knowledge to their crops encouraged Soriano to start and run a farm school. The PalayCheck primer is included in the farmers' major textbook for learning. In addition to running a farm school, Jehanel launched a Youtube channel. They began to document their everyday farm activities, which they described as their own way of promoting agriculture to their peers.

6. Katrina Chan 

Co-founder and director, QBO

Katrina Chan hopes to strengthen the Philippines' tech startup ecosystem through her accelerator QBO, which she co-founded in 2016. The business is a public-private partnership that includes the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Trade and Industry, JP Morgan, and the accelerator IdeaSpace. It hosts the annual Philippine Startup Week and has over 500 startup programs under its belt. In addition, it just started the Startup Pinay campaign to encourage women to pursue careers in technology.

7. Rissa Mananquil Trillo

Co-founder, Happy Skin

Rissa Mananquil Trillo was the co-founder of the successful cosmetics and beauty product line Happy Skin. The company is known for its innovative makeup products that cater to the Filipina skin. Though Rissa has recently announced her departure from the company, she was one of the key persons behind Happy Skin’s growth: 13 storefronts and around 100 beauty kiosks. It has also won 30 beauty accolades, including Watsons Philippines' Most Promising New Cosmetic Brand.

8. Alice Eduardo

CEO and Owner, Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation

Alice Eduardo is the owner and CEO of Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation, one of the Philippines' largest development corporations. She leads a large, profitable construction company and oversees a large number of employees, all while contributing to the development of our country in multiple ways. She continues to prove herself in this male-dominated industry day after day.

9. Mica Tan 

Founder and CEO, MFT Group

Mica Tan chose to establish her own business when she was 19 years old. Fast forward eight years, and Tan, now 27, has accomplished just that: she co-founded and is the CEO of MFT Group, a private equity business with assets of more than US$61 million that operates in nine countries and 18 locations around the world. Tan also received the Filipina Women's Network's Most Influential Filipina Award in 2019.


10. Angeline Tham

Founder and CEO, Angkas

Angeline Tham is the founder and CEO of motorcycle taxi service app Angkas. It surprised everyone as the motor industry is usually considered a part of a man's world. Tham is working on expanding Angkas by offering free training to drivers and starting the Philippines' first motorcycle ambulance.

The fight for equality is far from over, but these women have demonstrated that they can care and empower everyone in whatever sector they choose. Their stories each teach a valuable lesson: be a dreamer, a doer, a thinker, and see possibility everywhere!

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Why is Water-based Nail Polish Healthier?

When it comes to our health, a balanced diet and regular exercise are top priorities. But what about the products we use on a regular basis?

Nail polishes are one of the beauty products we pay the least attention to when looking out for harmful ingredients.

We can't blame you - nail polishes are really fun to wear! They’re relatively inexpensive, and you can create new looks with them as well, which is why you put up with the pungent odour even if it makes your head ache a little.

That's the thing, though; the smell alone tells us that it's really something we don't want to be absorbing, right? 🧐

Well, we've got news for you! With water-based nail polishes, you can wear nail polish 365 days a year without feeling woozy; they’re easy-to-apply and odour-free!

hands and feet with the nami nude nail polish applied

What makes them healthy is the fact that they are "10-free", "12-free", and even "18-free". It means these nail polishes are free from chemicals that may cause long-term effects on us. The risks in some nail polishes vary from birth defects to hormone disruption to increased cancer risks.  Don't forget that it can also do damage to our environment.  

Aside from water-based nail polish being non-toxic and long-wearing, they’re also easy to remove; some can even be peeled off! Some water-based formulas even include a moisturizing ingredient that can incredibly help keep your cuticles feel hydrated and healthy, too. ❤️ That’s why Nami nail polishes are nourishing for you and even the planet!

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So, suppose you are looking for a way to keep your nails colourful without overloading your body or the planet with toxins. In that case, water-based nail polish is the answer! Check out our 18-free and chip-resistant nail polish line here. 

Happy painting! 😘

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What Does Self-Love Mean for These Successful Women?

What Does Self-Love Mean for These Successful Women?

We all know how reality shows, advertisements, and a few internet personalities can fuel one person's self-doubt with unrealistic expectations of beauty, love, and lifestyle. But does that mean you need to completely detach yourself from social media to get away from the negativity and the things that make you doubt your self-worth? Self-love motivates you to make healthy choices in life. These may be eating healthy, exercising, or having healthy relationships. There are even talks about loving yourself by putting your physical, emotional, and mental well-being above others. But how exactly would you define self-love, and how would you practice it?

As a brand, we’re really passionate about celebrating kindness and respect not only to others, but to ourselves. We truly believe in the power of loving oneself. That’s why we personally reached out to these influential people and asked them what they discovered about themselves in 2021 that helped them wholeheartedly embrace self-love. Here’s what they have to say:



“None will love you except yourself and this is the second greatest love’
- Anita Canete-Rodriguez

President of Association of CPAs in Public Practice in the Philippines (ACPAPP)





“That I can live by myself, rely on myself and be happy on my own. Even as I had to go through challenges that others, too, were facing but in varying levels and manifestations. That it's never too late to do anything. Kahit sabihin ng iba na wag na, hindi na kailangan o hindi na kaya. The whole world may doubt you but if you believe in yourself, dedma na ang iba. Grief, longing, insecurity, lahat 'yan madali na if you're secure in yourself and in your God. And a strong support system of family and friends is always a plus!”
- Cherry Bayle, Program Supervisor at 92.3 News Fm Radyo Singko

Newscaster & Freelance Voice Talent





“Last 2021, I went through something very traumatic. I learned that happiness doesn’t have to come from the usual people who used to love you. You can have love from friends and always rely on your mother who truly loves you no matter what.

Nourishment is important in feeling good. Exercise is another important factor. Get your daily dose of happy hormones going so you can feel good.

Looking good is also essential in feeling good. When you look good, it’s easier to strut through life even with all the trials and tribulations. It’s easier to smile.

So, smile! It’s an instant boost biologically and emotionally.

Extending yourself to others by helping and sharing is also a happiness self love booster. Giving is a good exercise for self love.”
- Ms. Jennifer Tipton-Angeles

Owner of Tips N Toes Nail Salon / VP of Kasuso Foundation





“I learned that I needed to rest and to put my phone away”
- Trina Epilepsia-Boutain

Managing Editor of One Mega Group Inc, Beauty Editor of Mega Magazine, Consultant of ANXA Limited, Belle Today and Hapilab’s





“In 2021, I learned how to say no. I learned that I do not have to do what everyone else was doing to be okay. I carefully chose what I took inside my mind and this has dramatically changed the way I live.”
- Kate Paras- Santiago

Beauty & Wellness Editor of Metro Magazine & owner of Finds by Kate


They say that beautiful things happen when you love yourself. It can open your eyes to many opportunities, help you form more stable relationships, and can even be a way to highlight what makes you unique. No matter how long your list is, it's essential to remember that when you have learned to love yourself fully, you’ll begin to allow yourself to love others for who they are, as they are.

It is easier said than done, but the power word is "practice." You try to do it every day until you can define what self-love is for you and how you can practice and inspire other people with it.

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What is 18-Free Nail Polish?

Traditionally, nail polishes are laden with chemicals that can be harmful to everyone. You might not have given too much thought to it, but the dizziness you experience when doing your nails is not good. In fact, if you suddenly get a headache, that's a clear sign that your polish has a few ingredients that are not safe and healthy for you. Thanks to the clean beauty movement, consumers are now more aware or conscious of what they are putting on and in their bodies nowadays. 

For those who are looking to make a switch to clean polish, buzzwords like organic, non-toxic, all-natural, and eco-friendly might have been your guide into buying the right products for you. But did you know that you can also look for labels with "10-free", "12-free", and even better ", 18-free" when purchasing new nail polishes? Keep scrolling to know more about 18-free nail polish and what makes it healthy nail polish.

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The new standard for water-based nail polish

Nail polishes that say #-Free actually refers to the number of toxic ingredients not included in the formulation, which you would typically find in conventional nail polish brands. At first, makers of healthy nail polishes removed the toxic-trio: dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldehyde. But since many alternatives have later been discovered as harmful, the number keeps increasing. So fast forward to now, nami has created a nail polish formulation that is free from these 18 harmful toxins found in traditional nail polish - hence the label 18-free.



















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What are the benefits of 18-free nail polish?

Rather than oils or any other chemical solvent, 18-free has a water-based formulation that makes it safer to use on fingernails - especially on sensitive skin. In addition, brands that create "clean" nail polishes often offer a mouthful of vegan, plant-based, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified benefits to any nail care lovers.

What's even more impressive is that 18-free actually has a wide range of polish colours and finishes that perform as well as the traditional nail care you're used to. They come off just as quickly as other polishes you've tried, as well. 

If you have sensitive skin, non-toxic nail polish may also deliver a lower risk of developing contact dermatitis. It can even preserve the internal moisture needed for maintaining strong, healthy nails. 

The takeaway...

Want to keep questionable ingredients and dangerous chemicals away from you while maintaining a beautiful and luxurious polish on your nails? 18-free is the way to go. Not only is 18-free cleaner and safer, but you also don't have to sacrifice any of the great qualities you want in a polish, like colour, wear time, and shine. 

If you prefer to play it super safe and seek healthier alternatives to nail polish, check out our line of nail polishes. With our nail polish being 18-free, it is an excellent choice for health-conscious adults, kids, and teens to express themselves while enjoying the safety that comes from using more natural nail polish.

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