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

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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.

Comments

  1. Terry Cross says:

    Candy Coated

  2. Clouds of Candy

  3. My favorite is How Low Can You Go?

  4. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I like the Color LOL

  5. Peace of cake is nice.

  6. Virginia Rowell says:

    My favorite color is Midnight Pansy.

  7. beth shepherd says:

    clouds of candy

  8. susan smoaks says:

    forever fancy is my favorite piggy paint color

  9. I like Ice Cream Dream.

  10. Laurie Emerson says:

    I like the Groovy Grape.

  11. Holly Thomas says:

    Nice set.

  12. Sandra VanHoey says:

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

  13. keely hostetter says:

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

  14. These look super fun to enjoy with kids.

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

  16. Annemarie Z. says:

    These would be great for my boyfriend’s daughter!

  17. Lisa Brown says:

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

  18. 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.

  19. Cathy Shaw says:

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

  20. 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!

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

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

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

  26. Carey Miller says:

    These are so cute. Such fun, bright colors!

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

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

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

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

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