Paint Little Piggies With Safe, Non-Toxic Piggy Paint

These days my daughter wants her fingers and toes painted a different shade of the rainbow every week. It’s a rite of passage for little girls to get their nails painted, but nail polish isn’t really made for little girls. Most nail polishes have lots of chemicals – even many “kid-friendly” polishes. But there is a safe, non-toxic polish available in ever pretty color a princess could want – Piggy Paints.

I was sent a gift box full of Piggy Paints, and when I presented them to my daughter for her birthday she squealed with delight over the rainbow of colors. Pink, orange, red, blue — she had every color. As an added bonus, the paint colors had fun names like Pocketful of Posies, Jazz It Up, Dragon Tears, Girls Rule!, Forever Fancy, Mac-n-Cheese Please, Ice Cream Dream, and Tea Party for Two. What more could a little girl what?!

Piggy Paint Color Me Happy

Spring break seemed like the perfect time to have a mini mani/pedi with K. So I set everything up in my bathroom (or usual nail spot). The only problem, we had so many projects planned for her baby sister’s nap time I decided we would paint nails with baby sister. K selected her paint color – EVERY color, and I set to work painting each finger a different color.

Baby girl was very interested in what was going on, and she was very patient while I painted K’s fingers. She kept asking to paint her toes. Since the paint is “as safe as mud*.” I decided to give it a go.

*Piggy Paint is as Natural as Mud in the sense that every ingredient in the polish is biodegradable with no traces or residues left behind, thus it would make an excellent addition to your mulch pile. The acrylic resins are present in the polish as emulsions-very similar in form and function to milk. The term “resin” is quite generic and refers to any polymer which can form a film as it dries. In this sense, proteins, celluloses, sugars, and DNA, to name a few “natural” polymers, are resins and none of these are any less harmful than the resins we use in our polish.

While I painted her toes pink, K held the bottle. Then it was time for green (K picked the colors). When the last toe was painted, I asked K to hand me the bottle – CRASH.

Piggy Paint Mess

Yep. Our fun mother/daughter time turned into a giant green mess.

When I finally calmed down, I was able to scrub everything down and clean up the mess. But here’s my tip for you, Piggy Paint also makes an acetone-free polish remover — get some. While I scrubbed the bathroom down with my acetone polish remover, I realized that I was negating all of the non-toxic good using pungent remover.

What Makes Piggy Paint Special?

  • Non-toxic
  • Low Odor
  • Water-based formula
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fun, vibrant colors
  • Dries to a hard, durable finish
  • Cruelty-free
  • Safe for use during Pregnancy

Piggy Paint Safe Non-Toxic Kids Nail Polish

Does it stay on?

Because Piggy Paint is water soluble, it does not stay on quite as long as it’s chemical-based counterparts. However, it does stay on better than some other kid polish K has. Tip – to better set the polish, blow dry polished nails for 1 minute with hair dryer set on warm heat/low blower setting. (Two rounds of ABCs should do it.) The first time I did her nails, I did not set it (due to the mess) and it stayed on 2-3 days. The second time I did set it, and it stayed on longer.

Oh and baby girl’s toes? They are still partially painted two weeks later – even through swim lessons. Mommy doesn’t dare tackle taking off that polish. No more painted nails for my toddler until she is much older!

Piggy Paint retails for $8.99 per bottle with discounted gift sets available (three bottles for $24.99). Use coupon code PiggyFun to save 15% on all Piggy Paint orders through April 30, 2013.

Piggy Paint Toe-Tally Fancy

This giveaway has ended.

 

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.

Comments

  1. I like Fairy Fabulous!

  2. My favorite color is Midnight Pansy :)

  3. angel kisses color :)

  4. Kathryn W says:

    Can’t choose a color they are all pretty!

  5. Girls rule!

  6. Girls Rule

  7. OMG, this is a MUST!! Keeping my (not-yet-painted!) fingers and toes crossed. :)

  8. Jennifer says:

    Fairy Fabulous! My daughter would live these!

  9. Angel Kisses

  10. Trisha W. says:

    Forever Fancy is one I think my girls would like.

  11. LOL so pretty, thanks

  12. I love Forever Fancy! My daughter would too!

  13. I love Tea Party for Two!

  14. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Sea-quin looks really pretty! I love the color on your ring finger too!!!

  15. Candy Coated

  16. Stacee stock says:

    My daughter would love girls rule!! She is always envious of my nails when I get them done! She would love this!!

  17. Kelly Friedman says:

    Love the glow in the dark!

  18. LOL, because it makes me laugh.
    Thanks for the contest.

  19. Jenny Sims says:

    Mac-n-Cheese Please looks like a fun color!

  20. michelle oakley warner says:

    oooh i like the dragon tears, pretty cool name sthey have

  21. Candy Coated looks so fun!!

  22. amy pugmire says:

    we love sea quin

  23. Addison Kat says:

    Hypnotize

  24. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I like Forever Fancy

  25. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like puttin on the glitz

  26. I like Pinky Promise!

  27. forever fancy………..cute polish n cute name

  28. Sarah Hayes says:

    love girls rule!

  29. Deborah Mireles says:

    My favorite color is sea-quin

  30. Forever Fancy and Girls Rule are our favorites…

  31. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I like Groovy Grape.

  32. Teresa B. says:

    Love Sea-quin! Would be perfect for the wedding she is going to as a flower girl (or maybe Jazz-it-up…a little more conservative:)

  33. nicole krutz says:

    all that razz is my fave!

  34. Sea-quin is my favorite

  35. Forever Fancy

  36. I like Angel Kisses!

  37. Debra Hall says:

    i like the Candy Coated

  38. “Hypnotize”
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  39. keely hostetter says:

    Hypnotize

  40. Samantha C.. says:

    I like Sometimes Sweet.

  41. Terri Metcalf says:

    I like Pinkie Promise!

  42. Diana Stanhope says:

    I like Jazz It Up!

  43. Eloise C says:

    I really like the Glamour Girl. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

  44. My favorite is Glamour Girl!

  45. Rebecca Peters says:

    I like sea-quin

  46. Marie Hettick says:

    Angel Kisses looks super cute on my daughter!

  47. my favorite is candy coated, thanks

    karenb834@yahoo.com

  48. I like Tea Party for Two.

  49. I like Glamour girl.

  50. shannon Baas says:

    I like the hypnotize.

  51. Terry Cross says:

    Candy Coated

  52. Clouds of Candy

  53. My favorite is How Low Can You Go?

  54. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I like the Color LOL

  55. Peace of cake is nice.

  56. Virginia Rowell says:

    My favorite color is Midnight Pansy.

  57. beth shepherd says:

    clouds of candy

  58. susan smoaks says:

    forever fancy is my favorite piggy paint color

  59. I like Ice Cream Dream.

  60. Laurie Emerson says:

    I like the Groovy Grape.

  61. Holly Thomas says:

    Nice set.

  62. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Love how safe these are and I know every granddaughter of mine love their nails painted so this is great

  63. keely hostetter says:

    Oh how some moments turn to messes. Cute colors, my daughter loves painting her nails right now. Thanks

  64. These look super fun to enjoy with kids.

  65. I’m a big fan of nail olish being non-toxic and safe. Def want this for me and my niece

  66. Annemarie Z. says:

    These would be great for my boyfriend’s daughter!

  67. Lisa Brown says:

    good thing it does not adhere like regular nail polish, safer for kids.

  68. These are such great colors. I love that you don;t have to worry about what is in them Sorry about the crash! We have all been there once or twice.

  69. Cathy Shaw says:

    It’s great that these things are nontoxic. Mommy could borrow them too!

  70. Eileen Richter says:

    I like that these are non toxic and we have had a couple of them. I myself get very very sick with the fumes and am chemically sensitive. So with ME as an adult, I can’t imagine the assault on a person’s lungs and nervous system from fumes of things that are supposed to be fun and make you feel and look pretty! I was so glad to see Piggy Paint born out of a need to clean up! Such fun colors!

  71. I love the bright, fun colors and that these are safe for children to use.

  72. I love all the colors! i did my daughters toes in Sometimes sweet and the green color the other day and I loved it! I must have more piggy paint.

  73. Jennifer Dysart says:

    Adorable gift for little girls. i love painting my nails when I was little, used that barbie or tinkerbell peel off kind. I like that these are non-toxic, how fart we’ve come in cosmetics!

  74. I love that it’s non-toxic. So much fun for the little ones.

  75. Ive always wanted to get some of these! My daughter would look so cute with her nails painted.

  76. Carey Miller says:

    These are so cute. Such fun, bright colors!

  77. i love these for my daughter, she loves makeup and loves nail polishes

  78. We love these kids safe paints! SO many bright colors.

  79. joanna garcia says:

    I love this brand and always gift for the holidays i am more for the natural stuff and love the non toxic no fumes brand and the remover is good too!

  80. I have bought and used piggy paints before. I like them because they are not toxic and have no horrible smell to them. They are great for little girls to use. They can wash off easily too . So many good things about them. The girls love them as they can paint their nails just like mom does – safely.

  81. Erin Knack says:

    What a wonderful idea…making nail polish non-toxic. What a concept! I am expecting a little girl in about a month and half and this product is something I will be buying when she gets old enough to play with nail polish!

  82. I have been wanting to try this brand for a while. I am trying cut back on chemical in the products we use and for makeup I have practically cut it out altogether for that reason. With this I would feel happy painting my nails again!

  83. I love all of the color options! So pretty! I also love that it’s Hypoallergenic!

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