Do you ever worry if manicures and pedicures are harmful? Especially the popular no chip manicures that require UV lights and chemicals to remove? The mainstream spa service uses close to one pound per client, per year, of toxic materials. Can you imagine how much of that is entering into our beautiful Lake Michigan?
Jenny, the mom behind Noktivo, a truly natural spa, created the first and only lifestyle focused alternative in beauty products and services in Chicago. The natural nail salon pampers you without using harmful chemicals. (They literally have a laundry list of ingredients they don’t allow in products, and custom make all scrubs and masks using organic ingredients and essential oils.)
According to Noktivo, “We are able to source 75% of supplies and products from local manufacturers, primarily minority owned, keeping our dollars here in the local economy and reducing the pollution and packaging associated with transport.”
Basically, it is a fabulous experience, minus the guilt of hurting our environment and ourselves.
Good news: Noktivo is giving away a Signature Mani/ Pedi* with the choice of Milk & Honey, Lavender Lemonade or Macedonian Chamomile + Green Tea for the included scrub (I chose Chamomile and Green Tea and loved it).
All you have to do to enter is like Noktivo on Facebook and I would love if you made sure you are liking Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom as well. Leave a comment below with your favorite nail polish color.
I chose a classic red.
I can’t wait for one of you to get pampered without the guilt at Noktivo and I am interested to hear your favorite nail polish color this summer.
*The Signature Mani/Pedi is a $55 value. The contest ends and a winner will be chosen at random and contacted on Monday, July 6, 2015.
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