Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Freebie: Scotch Naturals Nail Polish Giveaway

It's mani/pedi season and we couldn't be more excited! We've had a chance to check out our new Scotch Naturals shades of natural non-toxic nail polish for Summer 2011 and we're thinking our favourite deep purple Velvet Kilt may just have to be replaced by the lighter lavender Morning Glory Fizz.

Nails seem to be one of the last bits of the bod that many of us are still dousing with chemicals. If you're concerned about your body absorbing toxins, think again about your nail polish. Dibutyl phthalates, toluene and formaldehyde are some of the big concerns with many conventional nail polishes. Phthalates are of such concern, they've been banned in cosmetics in Europe. Toluene and formaldehyde have been linked to organ damage and, potentially, cancer. Click here for more about the dangers of nail polish.

Luckily, the makers of our popular kids Hopscotch Watercolors Nail Polish have come up with a line of non-toxic salon quality polish for us too, Scotch Naturals. We've come across a few 'natural' nail polish products recently, but this one's been tested and rated the safest polish out there by Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. Scotch Naturals is water-based and free of the nasty chemicals found in most solvent-based polishes. With repeated use it actually nourishes and strengthens nails. Scotch Naturals is non-yellowing and requires no base or top coat. When you open it, the smell is not overwhelming.

We love this product and the fact that Scotch has just launched a natural spray soy remover that takes off both conventional solvent-based polish and water-based polish. This way you can still use up the polish that's crowding your cupboard. If you've already cleaned out your conventional polish, Scotch plant-based remover for water-based, natural polish only is your best bet. Conventional removers will not work with Scotch. When removing Scotch Naturals, keep in mind it's a natural product and may take a bit more time. Best to do it after a soak in the tub then spray or soak with a cotton pad for a few minutes before rubbing off.

Enough of us raving about Scotch Naturals - check out the press that love it too. Scotch has made it into InStyle, Elle, Martha Stewart Living and was just spotted on actress Selma Blair on People.com. We love this last feature more for the fact a pregnant woman is making a safer, greener choice than a celeb is wearing Scotch. For an honest review with great pics by a lacquer expert, read this article at You've Got Nail...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER FRUGALDEB & THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

WIN IT!
We have a bottle of Scotch Naturals nail polish to give away to one lucky winner. Tell us in a comment below which is your favourite shade and it could be yours! Check out our Scotch Naturals colours here. Please be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win.

Extra entry:
Like us on our Lavish & Lime Facebook Page and post a comment on our wall about this giveaway.

This is our Friday Freebie, but we're happy to take entries through the weekend. Deadline for entries is midnight PST Sunday, June 5th and we'll announce the randomly chosen winner on this blog post and on Facebook Monday, June 6th. Good luck!

For more green living ideas, visit our eco boutique Lavish & Lime where you'll find hundreds of everyday eco finds and unusual gift ideas that are good for you, your family and the planet too.

57 comments:

MomLovesDeals said...

I love the morning glory fizz. vmvazquez83 at yahoo dot com

Chelsea said...

Highland Fling! Have a wonderful weekend. river26[at]gmail[dot]com

MomLovesDeals said...

I like L&L on FB as Vanessa T. V. vmvazquez83 at yahoo dot com

LeslieLu said...

Velvet Kilt is my fave, for sure!
mcgoeyl@powergate.ca

Anonymous said...

highland fling - great summer colour!
grahamcts@hotmail.com

Morgan said...

I love the Morning Glory Lavender! morganhyde@gmail.com

Johanna Giesbrecht said...

Morning Glory

smooreo said...

Velvet Kilt is ah-maz-ing!!!!
smooreo at hotmail dot com

corinne said...

I love the Kiltlifter!!
Corinne
ckurzmann@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like Tartan Swizzle :)

helenp
helenpaler@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Like your page on FB
helenpaler

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Melissa said...

Love the Highland Fling! perfect for summer toes!
melissa5880(at)gmail(dot)com

Jen said...

Whisper is my favourite! (Facebook fan Jennifer Margaret)

emain said...

I love tartan swizzle and morning glory!
But if I had to choose I'd say tartan swizzle!

emain@cogeco.ca

emain said...

I liked lavish and lime on facebook

emain@cogeco.ca

flowerchild said...

whisper is my fav..thanks for the giveaway
flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

flowerchild said...

Liked Lavish & Lime Facebook Page and commented
angela m
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Camille Macleod said...

Highland Fling is my fave! A perfect toenail color :)
bluelelly at hotmail dot com

I am a facebook fan too!

Rachel said...

I love the highland fling! It's the perfect summer colour.

Anonymous said...

I love the highland fling! It's the perfect summer colour.

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JessicaT said...

I like Tartan Swizzle
jessyneil@hotmail.com

mcmillan_jamie said...

I love Highland Fling!
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Candace said...

I would go with Whisper.
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Fiona said...

Highland Fling!
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Fiona said...

I like L&L on Facebook - fiona g
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FrugalDeb said...

Caleigh for me
dmhaen
at gmail
dot com

Brige said...

I'm thinking that Whisper would be perfect in this house full of females (DH isn't into painting his nails).
b dot malloy at rogers dot com

Brige said...

Already a fan of your's on FB
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Melanie said...

I love Whisper for summer :) Thanks for the giveaway!
melanievallely (at) gmail (dot) com

Melanie said...

I like you on facebook!

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Deanna G. said...

My favorite is "Highland Fling"

(email in profile)

Deanna G. said...

I like you on Facebook and I posted a comment on your wall about this giveaway:

http://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87/posts/10150207538667054

oh, rebecca. said...

Highland Fling, for sure!
realhappyfast@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

morning glory fizz! robnamber@live.com

Melissa said...

highland fling-coral is my favorite

melissa.lw84@yahoo.com

Chelsea said...

I like you FB and I posted a comment on your wall about the giveaway.

Izzy's mom said...

I love the whisper!

shelleybuttrum(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Anonymous said...

I like the kiltlifter red!! Second choice is the beautiful purple. emandeli1 at yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

I'd love the Morning Glory-Lavendar
ang_grant@hotmail.com

Amber said...

I love the Highland Fling, such a pretty colour!!

brandy_amber59@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the Highland Fling - great summer color! janrourke2000@yahoo.ca

Morgan said...

Love highland fling! What a lovely summer shade!

Anonymous said...

Whisper for me is the best or is it lol angiejlopez@hotmail.com . Good luck everyone

Soozle said...

I love the Highland fling color!
sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

Soozle said...

I like Lavish and Lime on FB (Suzanne K)
sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

Mom Stager said...

I love the morning glory, beautiful! Michelle @ laughandlovelots@hotmail.com

melljones said...

I love all the colours great product.
Mellajtj@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the Morning Glory Fizz! angelaljohnson@gmail.com

Melody said...

My fav would be Tartan Swizzle. I'm already a fan on FB.

Scrappin Gramma said...
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Scrappin Gramma said...

highland fling
I am a fan on FB already
rondathomson(@)gmail dot com

carschick2000 said...

i love the whisper- medium pink polish. carschick2000@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

Morning glory fizz
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Sophie said...

Flying scotsman.
Email: krafft93@hotmail.com

Joanne said...

I love the highland fling coral. So fun for the summer!
jochand20@gmail.com
Love your products.

Anonymous said...

love Tartan Swizzle - would look great with nicely lightly tanned feet...
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Anonymous said...

I'm in love with morning glory fizz, it's such a pretty and soft color that can go with anything. K_lorehn at yahoo.com

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