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Welcome to Raw + Basic. A conscious guide to a  model life. Join me on my journey!

My first foray into all-natural nail treatments...

My first foray into all-natural nail treatments...

So as you guys know, I'm somewhat of a green beauty junkie; over the past couple of years I've begun the gradual switch from conventional to natural beauty products, but I gotta tell you, as far as I'm concerned, nail care is a whole other category.  As a model (and hand model!), it's imperative that I keep my digits looking tidy, but as a mom of a sticky little boy I'm always washing my hands, and so far only shellac type polishes hold up.  Now I didn't get the chance to try the seaweed gel polish (the healthier alternative to shellac) when I visited enviro friendly and all natural nail salon Barefoot Beauty, but I plan to, so STAY TUNED!  I'll also be heading back to this sweet little east end hangout to try the IBX nail treatment, which naturally strengthens nails before polish is applied.  I DID have the pleasure of trying out a super relaxing, all natural, WATERLESS (to avoid bacteria) pedi, a treatment I'd 100% recommend.  Sipping tea in the coziest seat, my feet were soaked with warm towels, scrubbed and massaged with mint and eucalytus essential oils, and painted with a #5free polish.  If I didn't have to run to pick my little guy up from school I would have stayed just to relax, the staff were so friendly and the vibe was so nice.  So far the pedi is holding up nicely (I wore open toed shoes on set a few days later no problem), and I'll be sure to post about the seaweed gel mani when I get it.

My New Favourite Resto: Mythology Diner

My New Favourite Resto: Mythology Diner

My New Found Love for The Sports Bra

My New Found Love for The Sports Bra

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