My daughters are girly girls. They love everything sparkly, princessy and fancy. If I’m putting on make-up, they want to watch and will often ask if they can have some too.
In the past, I’ve let my girls have a little bit of sparkly eyeshadow or nail polish from time to time. But the more I hear about the ingredients in different cosmetic products, the more I rethink letting them wear those products on their young skin.
So when I was given the chance to review Piggy Paint Nail Polish, I thought it sounded perfect for us.
Piggy Paint was created by a mom of two little girls who was concerned about the chemicals in typical nail polishes. While painting their nails one day, one of her daughters dropped nail polish on a foam plate. The plate began to bubble and melt from the chemicals in the nail polish and the mom realized how dangerous those chemicals might be to a child’s skin. You can see the difference between typical nail polish and Piggy Paint on a foam plate here:
Pretty shocking, huh?
So Piggy Paint was created. It’s a water-based polish made from natural ingredients. It’s formaldehyde-free, ethyl acetate and acetone-free, and free of phthalates. It’s also non-flammable, non-toxic and made in the USA. That definitely sounds like a much better choice for my children’s fingernails and toenails!
I talked to my daughters about doing a fun Mom and Daughter Day with Piggy Paint. We could paint our nails and then go out for a fun lunch. But the girls begged me to invite their friends too. Oh, and my toddler son wanted his nails painted too. So our “Mom and Daughter Day” turned into a “Mom, 2 Daughters, 1 Son and 3 Friends” special day. 🙂
We set up a Piggy Paint Party table and got all of our colors ready to go:
I let the kids all choose their own colors and every single one of them chose more than one color. And polka dots. One of the other moms helped me paint the girls’ nails with a base color and then add dots on top.
We loved Piggy Paint! It went on easily and the colors were really vibrant and pretty.
Because of the water-base, the polish does take longer to dry. It’s recommended that you use a hair dryer to speed up the process or paint the kids’ nails before bedtime so the polish can cure overnight. We didn’t blow dry the kids’ nails at our little party and they didn’t smudge very much, but they probably didn’t last as long without chipping since we didn’t allow the polish to completely dry and cure. Since then, we’ve blown the polish a little with a dryer and the Piggy Paint did last longer without chipping.
We’ll definitely be using Piggy Paint for the kids’ nails from now on. I love that my kids will be able to have their a non-toxic nail polish that I know is safe for them to wear. And the kids love having their own Piggy Paint nail polishes that are just for them!
You can get 15% off Piggy Paint right now at the Piggy Paint website. Discount valid through April 30, 2013.
Piggy Paint is also available at select Walmart stores and at Walmart.com.
Giveaway Closed. The winner is L.Parry
Thank you to everyone who entered! 🙂
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Piggy Paint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.