From the Website:
Piggy Paint is a natural, eco-friendly nail polish designed for fancy girls. Its non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes it safe to use on all piggies.
Piggy Paint dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed with our eco-friendly, low odor Piggy Paint nail polish remover. Both are made in the USA!
Have you ever smelled your nail polish? I can say that I have, but I haven’t really thought about what it was that I was smelling. When I ran across Piggy Paint and started to read about the harsh chemicals that I was putting on my girls’ nails (which in turn ended up in their mouths)… that is when I truly realized what I was smelling.
Pictures speak much louder than words… here is a photo of “regular” nail polish from the store and Piggy Paint, both on a foam plate. The chemicals are eating through the plate!
Piggy Paint is non-toxic, low odor (really, I couldn’t smell much of anything while using it!), water-based, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, available in fun vibrant colors, dries to a hard & durable finish and it is safe to use during pregnancy!
Piggy Paints ingredients are all natural. Water, water-miscible acrylic resins and thickeners (well below 100 parts per million), glycol ethers. May contain mica, D&C red lake, ultramarine blue, iron and titanium oxide pigments.
Piggy Paint has recently been awarded the Excellence Award from Safbaby.com and they have now proudly received their seal of approval as an approved Vendor of Mom approved-child tested products!!
Okay, so you’ve used this wonderful non-toxic nail polish on your newborn baby… well, because it’s adorable and now you feel safe doing so. What do you use to remove it? Piggy Paint also carries a natural nail polish remover! It is low odor, acetone free, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. The ingredients are simple, but work well: Corn alcohol, butyl diglycol, Aloe Vera extract, Vitamin E, embittering agent.
Piggy Paint sent us a bottle of Forever Fancy (bright pink) and a bottle of nail polish remover. Emma was giddy when I told her it was time to paint her pretties. She is a girly girl and loves to have her nails painted.
I was impressed with several attributes with the polish. It was indeed very low odor… I had to put my nose to the polish to smell anything. It went on fairly dark… we ended up only doing one coat and she was satisfied. When applying the nail polish I noticed it went on smoothly and evenly. No clumps, not watery and fairly dark.
I also got to try the nail polish remover the same day as the nail polish. Why, you may ask? Well… my adorable 2 year old son insisted that his nails (and toes) be adorned with polish as well. What’s a mom to do, right? So I painted them! (*giggling*) Yes, I have blackmail pictures for later.
As I was saying, I used the nail polish remover later that evening after Daddy asked what on earth I did to his son (still giggling). The nail polish remover was very low odor and did a fairly good job. I had to press and rub a little more than with acetone based remover, but I enjoyed the giggles from my ticklish son while removing the polish from his toes.
I also love that the Piggy Paint company is focused on being “Mother Earth Friendly”. They have a new line of tween polishes called Project Earth with fun names like Eat Your Peace (green), Solar Power (yellow) and drama (orange). And let’s not overlook the fact that 100% of the peanuts they use to ship their products are re-used from their local community!
My final say… I would definitely recommend Piggy Paint to all my friends and I am actually window shopping their site right now. Piggy Paint is celebrating their 2nd birthday and starting tomorrow will be posting Facebook & Twitter exclusive coupon codes, so be sure to “like” and follow them (links below).