Would You Buy or Swap Used Makeup Online?
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Experts say: Although nail polish -- which is both liquid-y and constantly being dipped into -- has all the characteristics of a "do not share" product, Hammer says it gets the closest to a green light (which is a good thing, since every mani-pedi we get utilizes communal polish). "Nail polishes are made of traditional solvent-based formulations and are typically not a problem because the solvents are quite toxic to bacteria," Hammer says. Makes sense: many humans can't stand to smell the harsh fumes for long -- think about trying to swim in a vat of "Ballet Slippers" all day.
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