Each time I was pregnant, I all but gave up nail polish for fear of the chemicals entering my bloodstream. Now here I am again paranoid about beauty products and my family. This time it's about what goes on my daughters. For them, I happily agreed to test out Piggy Paint--nail polish for little girls.
The company was started by a Mom, Melanie Hurely, (well, of course it was) who wanted polish that she trusted for her own two girls. Melanie studied the chemicals and decided to leave out just about everything nasty. She developed her Piggy Paint formula a non-toxic, odorless option for kids. The packaging is cute as can be and we loved the color assortment (how about "Ice Cream Dream" and "Forever Fancy")?. The polish ($9.99 a bottle) is water based, when brushing on it seems a little "stickier" and thicker than traditional polishes, but it looked nice when applied and lasted for a few days. I think these paints make a great party favor.
The trouble I had was when it was time to take the polish of my daughter. The non-acteone remover ($10.50) simply did not work well. I scrubbed away with a soaked cotton ball and the polish remained. I ended up using some non-acetone remover I had in my vanity. So while I give the Piggy Paint polish a big thumbs up. I do advise skipping the remover.
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