Monday, January 18, 2010

REVIEW: Piggy Paint

Moms, do you remember when you were a little girl and you couldn’t wait to paint your fingernails for the first time with your own kid polish? There was nothing better than the idea of knowing you could paint your nails and make them pretty. Now our little girls, granddaughters, nieces, little sisters, etc. are following in our footsteps with the same fascination.

What if I told you that there was something about solvent-based children’s fingernail polish that isn’t common knowledge? And what if I mentioned that it isn’t something you would like to hear? I want to share part of a story with you told by the founder of Piggy Paint - Melanie Hurley.

One day while we were painting nails over a foam plate, my daughter dropped a glob of her solvent-based polish onto the plate. Shortly after, the paint began to bubble and “ate” through the plate. I looked in dismay at the hole in the plate and decided to test all of her other “kid” polishes on the foam. Within minutes, ALL of the solvent-based polishes began to bubble and eventually left big holes in the plate. From that day on, I decided that any flammable substance that could eat through foam was unacceptable for my children’s fingernails, which would inevitably end up in their mouths.

This inspired Melanie to create something that would be safe for her daughters to use and today that product is known as Piggy Paint.

Piggy Paint is:
1. Hypoallergenic
2. Odorless
3. Has no toxic chemicals

It’s as Natural as Mud!


Suited for a little girls imagination with such fun names as, “Clouds of Candy”, “Forever Fancy” and more. 

Alexis recently had the opportunity to try their “Girls Rule!” color. This is such a pretty color of Piggy Paint that even I contemplated wearing it; contemplated. Seeing this color, along with the options available on the website, I could tell that they have only selected colors that little girls would love to adorn their fingernails with.

In fact, I was semi-jealous as I realized that no one had anything remotely similar to these colors when I was Alexis’ age. Our options were “Rose Red” or “Grandma’s Pink Lipstick” - you get the idea. And it was always that cheap polish that would peel off the moment you took a bath or otherwise.

Alexis absolutely loves this nail polish. She loves putting it on, she loves wearing it and she loves taking it off so she can do it all over again. Truth be told, I believe she may have now become a lil’ Piggy Paint Princess, who will now only adorn her nails with that of which is only fit for princesses around the world.

Mother Approved: I’m definitely a fan of Piggy Paint as well. It’s comforting to know that there is something safe on her nails and it  won’t harm her if she puts her fingers in her mouth… or reverts back to her old bad habit of biting her nails. Perhaps this will assist me in reminding her that she’ll mess up her nails if she bites them. Now that’s an idea!

Both of these pictures were taken at Tori Spelling’s daughter, Stella’s, 1st Birthday party. You can see all of the pictures, including those with little one’s wearing Piggy Paint, at this location. They are copyright to the website.

All readers of Unconditional Mom can utilize a special 15% off discount on the website using the code, “UncondMom15″, at checkout. That’s a wonderful opportunity that I’m grateful Melanie has offered and encourage all of you to take advantage of.

Disclaimer: It is my duty to disclose that I received one bottle of Piggy Paint and one bottle of Piggy Paint Remover for review purposes only.


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