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Over the weekend, I was talking to my mom about my daughter, and how she is becoming quite the “girly-girl.” It’s interesting how most little girls have that innate desire to wear pretty dresses and apply makeup. I’m pretty certain that one component of my daughter’s femininity is the fact that she sees mommy doing these things, and therefore wants to imitate me. While I definitely don’t mind her dressing up like her favorite princesses, she isn’t old enough to wear makeup or other things I feel should be reserved for girls much older than she is.
But what about nail polish? I often hear moms talk about getting mini manicures and pedicures with their daughters. I absolutely love the occasional pampering, but conventional nail polish contains ingredients that are questionably toxic. In fact, if you want to know what is in most polishes, you can visit How Stuff Works for a detailed list. Since little hands eventually end up in their little mouths, I would never use conventional polish on my daughter.
Introducing Piggy Paint, a natural, eco-friendly nail polish designed by a mom concerned with the chemicals in conventional polish (even those specifically designed for children). Available in a wide variety of vibrant colors, Piggy Paint is derived from a water-based formula that is free from formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone.
When my daughter and I opened the package, she was giddy about having her nails painted. She has seen my painted nails and toes often enough to know exactly what we were about to do. We laid out all of the colors and she decided that she wanted each hand/foot painted a different color. She chose Girls Rule! and Forever Fancy for her toes and Dragon Tears and Tea Party for Two for her fingers. We both liked these four colors because they have a metallic finish to them.
While I painted her nails, she giggled the entire time. It was a joyous mother-daughter bonding experience.
To ensure that the color was rich enough, we applied two coats, then set the polish with a blow dryer on low for about 1 minute (Piggy Paint recommends singing the ABCs twice during drying). While I found that the polish dried relatively quickly, I think I would like to purchase Piggy Paint’s Topcoat since my daughter already discovered how to “peel” away at the polish.
As far as the polish itself, I found it to be easy to work with, dried quickly, and resulted in a rich, vibrant finish. The brushes are small enough for even the littlest of toes and fingers, but I do recommend purchasing a pair of toe separators (Piggy Paint offers an affordable 4-piece Pedi Set that includes these) so that polish does not end up on your child’s toes.
As a mom, I appreciate the fact that these polishes are safe, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic. And, there are several colors I would consider wearing!
You can check out Piggy Paint’s entire line of eco-friendly nail polish on their website or at Walmart. In addition to the polishes, Piggy Paint offers gift sets, accessories, and a low odor, acetone free nail polish remover I’m going to purchase so I don’t have to use a toxic version for my daughter (or myself).
Discount: Save 15% at PiggyPaint.com with the code “PiggyFun” through April 30th, 2013.
Win It! One of you will win a “Toe-Tally Fancy” polish set from Piggy Paint. Simply complete the Rafflecopter form and leave me a comment with your favorite color by April 8th, 2013 at 07:00 am PST.
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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.
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47 Responses to Piggy Paint: Non-Toxic Nail Polish For Girls *Giveaway*
Diana Gonzalez says
Diana C says
I would love to try the blue one in the post. I think it is called Tea Part for Two.
Patty Nafarrate says
Pink ! Pink! Pink!!
Love the Dragon Tears color!!
Brandy Harty says
Mary Happymommy says
I like pinkie promise!
Sandy VanHoey says
I like the candy coated
Desiree Dunbar says
I love their Groovy Grape Nail Polish.
Pinky promise! So pretty!
I like Angel Kisses 🙂
Purple is always fun! I like that they have safe nail polish remover as well.
I like Groovy Grape!
natalie nichols says
My daughter would love pinky promise!
nicole barr says
tea party for two is a pretty color
Cheryl M says
I like Forever Fancy. Would love to try this with my daughter.
Debra Hall says
i love the candy coated
In general my favorite color is pink. Out of the polishes, I like the Pocketful of Posies!
Laura P. says
I like Dragon Tears.
Julie Thompson says
green thank you for the giveaway
vicki wurgler says
Lauren E says
I like Sea-quin the best
Maria Malaveci says
I ♥ the Dragon Tears!
I really like Girls Rule.
Kristen N. says
Jennifer T. says
I like Fairy Fabulous.
Katie Bellamy says
Teal is my fav color!
i think the radioactive glow in the dark sounds really neat
Helene Tienda says
I like the Teal and the Bright Pink. Thanks!!
Darlene Ysaguirre says
I like the Forever Fancy Color
Love the Forever Fancy.
amy pugmire says
we love sea quoin
Ellen C. says
I like girls rule. Thanks for the chance.
Cassandra Eastman says
I think Sea-quin is adorable!
I like glitter bug!
Lisa L says
Glamour Girl is a pretty color!
I like Angel Kisses
My favorite Piggy Paint color is Girls Rule!
Meghan Finley says
Devon F says
tracie brown says
Dragon. Tears green
Lily Ivey says
Groovy Grape looks awesome.