Protect Your Manicure and Your Hands

Lets talk about lengthening the life of your manicures and protecting your hands from becoming dry and cracked. Do you wash a lot of dishes? I know that I do, especially when its only a few things, not enough to fill the dishwasher, fine crystal or crusty pans. Can you say, “rubber gloves”? I avoided wearing them for the longest time, mostly because it just seemed inconvenient. Well let me tell you, they are the perfect accessory for house cleaning, they are just as important as your under eye cream. And super cute, forget about the old yellow gloves that grandma wore, I found these adorable leopard print gloves on Amazon. They’ll protect your hands and nails from the damages of harsh dish soap, hot water, (I don’t know about you but I like my water, the hotter the better) and other cleaning detergents.

We all remember that cute little jingle about that blue dish-soap, and how it “takes grease outta your way”! Well, that also means that it is pulling the natural oils from your skin.  Oh, and not to mention, they give you a better grip on your dishes, or the glass of wine🍷 you like sipping, while doing them. So remember always bring your own nail paints with you to the salon, put on a fresh coat of clear the day after you have your manicure, and use your sexy rubber gloves.

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Going Au-Naturale!

All of us love our nails to be on point, whether it’s a seasonal color, holiday color, your favorite color, or just buffed natural.

We believe in keeping our minds and bodies healthy, and what we put on our nails, affects our health. The reason that HawgWilde developed a 7 Free product, is so that we, as well as our clients, don’t consume anymore unnecessary chemicals into our bodies. When we leave paints, gels and acrylics on our nails for weeks, months, even years, the chemicals from those products absorb into our systems. But today we are talking about Gels!

Reasons Why You Should NOT Gel Your Nails

Gel manicures can weaken your nails by dehydrating them, which leads to thinning of the nail plate.  The UV lighting has been linked to causing skin damage and worse… skin cancer.  Whether it’s a little or a lot, why increase the odds?  Protect yourself, just DON’T DO IT.

I’m a Picker, You’re a Picker, Too!

We have all experienced that point where our gel mani’s begin peeling and lifting, usually after spending time with its worst enemy… Water!  Something we all need to increase our intake of, ironically. As peeling and lifting begin, water can seep into the nail, which can harbor bacteria and potentially cause fungus.

Avoiding the Toxic Trio

Another reason to fall in love with a 7 free nail paint, you avoid the “toxic trio” carcinogens that are present in many polishes:  Formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyle phthalate (DBP) which have been found to cause inflammation along with many other adverse side effects like disturbing a perfectly healthy endocrine system.

Say “goodbye” to long baths, hot showers and relaxing Jacuzzis, as these long soaks can cause lifting.  Try your best to avoid these or keep them to a minimum and always wear rubber gloves when you do the dishes! Wearing rubber gloves when doing dishes will also protect your hands from harsh detergents and hot water, as well as prolonging your natural manicure. Which is part to do with why we do gels, we want our beautifully manicured nails to last as long as they can.

Take It OFF Take It ALL Off!

Gel polishes require soaking your nails in acetone wrapped in foil!!! The result is dried out and brittle post-gel nails.  Plus, once the foils come off, manicurists may scrape the nail plate with a file, which can result in even more trauma to the nailbed. This soaking period allows our bodies to absorb the acetone, as well as begin breaking down the aluminum and that too gets absorbed through our nail beds. Heavy metal toxicity is another topic for another day.

Can I Get a Little Lovin’

It is very important that the surrounding skin and cuticle, as well as the nail plate itself, be rehydrated which is why we recommend HawgWilde’s cuticle oil, or simply use organic pure coconut oil once you return home.  Drench your hands and feet with coconut oil and sleep wearing cotton socks on your hands and feet to expedite the moisture therapy retention, as your skin works twice as hard while you’re sleeping to regenerate cells.


Taking a break is always good, too, allowing your nails to rehydrate and repair.

You know the importance of drinking plenty of H2O for your health – and the same rules apply when it comes to nail health.  Hydrating your nails as much as possible in between salon visits is very important to healthy nails, skin and cuticles.


Did you know, that it is never a good idea to shave before a pedicure. “Why”?

Well, you’re more vulnerable to infections just after you shave your legs. When we run those blades up our legs, the razor creates microtears in the skin, which can allow bacteria to be introduced right into the legs. Opening us to the possibility of serious infections, like cellulitis. Which you could literally end up in a hospital for. We suggest waiting at least two days after shaving before going in for a pedicure.

Whether your legs are shaven or not, doesn’t really matter to your nail tech since they are typically wearing gloves and truly have no idea what your legs feel like. So be safe, wait until after!

Now you have beautiful toes, and legs!

Go Toxin FREE


Why is 7-Free nail polish so important to me?

Do you know that your entire nail surface is highly porous? Just like your skin, anything you apply to your nails can seep through the nail bed and enter the bloodstream.

We apply nail polish to our nails and leave it on for up to 2-3 weeks. Makes you think about what you are really putting on your nails, right?

This is why, HawgWilde Cosmetics nail paint formulas are 7-Free. And you ask, well what does that really mean? It means we’ve formulated our products to contain only the cleanest ingredients, and have taken out the harmful toxins that are commonly found in many nail polishes. These ingredients are known to be toxic as well as carcinogenic. Before your next nail polish purchase, make sure you know what to look for, and what 7-Free really means.
HWC’s 7-Free Formulas contain:

NO Formaldehyde: HWC does not contain Formaldehyde in any of its formulas. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially classified Formaldehyde as a carcinogen. Formaldehyde is a colorless chemical often used in cosmetics alongside preservatives. Women’s Health Magazine reported that nearly 20% of beauty products contain Formaldehyde. Some side effects of Formaldehyde when applied to the body include skin irritation, burns, and hair loss. This known carcinogen has been warned by health administrations to be very unsafe for consumers. We recommend staying away from any cosmetics containing this chemical. You can easily look for Formaldehyde in the labels of your nail polishes, and all cosmetic products. We are required by law to list all ingredients, so if you know what to look for, you can easily avoid toxic ingredients.

NO Formaldehyde Resin: HWC products do not contain Formaldehyde resin, as it’s known side effects can cause serious irritation and may contain residuals of Formaldehyde.

NO Camphor: Have you ever felt that nauseous feeling when like you’ve just inhaled too many paint fumes? Well, that’s because you’re most likely inhaling Camphor. Camphor is commonly found in many nail polishes. Inhaling Camphor leads to nausea, dizziness, and headaches. In addition to inhaling Camphor, your nails and skin breathe in the products you apply to it as well. We prefer our products to be non-nauseating and not to make you dizzy, HWC does not contain any Camphor in any of our formulations.

NO DBP (dibutyl phthalate): DBP is the Regina George of chemicals. DBP has caused birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women when exposed for long periods of time. Although the US has no current restrictions on putting DBP in nail polish, we choose to be restrictive.

NO Xylene: Xylene is a harmful toxin that can be dangerous and lead to liver and kidney damage. Less serious side effects can include skin and eye irritation and even severe headaches. Not to mention the strong order is less than desirable.

NO Toluene: Toluene is a toxic chemical often found in nail products that can result in temporary effects such as headaches and dizziness, and more severe effects such as reproductive damage, organ damage, and even respiratory issues from inhaling.

NO Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP),: TPHP is a harmful chemical often found in nail polishes. TPHP has been said to have cause disruptive changes in hormone regulation, metabolism, and reproductive systems in those who used nail polish brands with the harmful ingredient on their nails. This is why HWC is 7-Free and our formulas contain absolutely NO TPHP and never will.

We’re a beauty brand that creates products with you in mind. We put in wholesome ingredients, and work hard to remove everything that we wouldn’t want on our own nailst. That’s why you can always count on HWC products to be cruelty-free, vegan, and 7-Free. Our products are created to be used at home, or in a salon, to guarantee safety from toxicity.

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