Another sponsor sneak peek preview for our “Help for the Holidays” Giveaway Event next week (over $700 in prizes).
My toenails have been “naked” all summer and that’s very unlike me. But I didn’t want to inhale any toxic fumes while I am still nursing or expose my infant daughter to them in any way. Aside from painting my nails, I certainly didn’t want to paint my daughter’s nails, especially when she puts them in her mouth 24/7. Those dreams of mother-daughter manicures and pedicures seemed fleeting. That is until I discovered Piggy Paint! Now the only thing fleeting away are my worries.
Piggy Paint boasts their USA-made eco-friendly polish being as “Natural as Mud”: a nontoxic, odorless, hypoallergenic water-based polish that dries to a hard and durable finish. So I had to give them a try.
We received our polish samples and immediately went to work on my 9 month old’s nails about 5 seconds later. I couldn’t help myself – I’ve been waiting for this moment I think all my life!
I opened the bottle and smelled nothing in the air (if you smell the bottle directly you do smell some odor but nothing foul that leaves you lightheaded like “traditional” solvent-based polish). Odorless – check!
A bit intrigued, my squirmy girl stayed still enough for me to put one coat on her fingernails and 2 on her toenails, though they suggest 2-3 coats for best results. The polish comes with a narrow brush that perfectly fits tiny fingernails!
I can see why they suggest this, as the polish from her fingernails disappeared by morning (must be all that gnawing she does), but her toes are still holding up a week later. Hard, durable finish – check!
My 3 year old son even painted his nails with the glow in the dark “Radioactive” polish. For days he kept exposing his nails to a light source and then seeing if they glowed in the dark (and they did).
I had absolutely no worries having my daughter resume her usual activity of chewing on her fingers and toes because after all, these polishes are about as “natural as mud.” They certainly live up to their slogan! Now I can go paint my toenails again.
I am sure you’re still sitting their wondering “What’s so wrong with my kid’s nail polish?” Let’s compare Piggy Paint with the competition (i.e. “traditional” flammable children’s nail polish) on this styrofoam plate test:
The “other stuff” bubbles up and eats through the plate! Now, you can’t seriously look at that and still want to paint your child’s nails with the “other stuff,” can you? If it does that kind of damage to a foam plate, what kind of damage is it doing to their nails? And how much of that is seeping through their nails or being absorbed into their bodies when they put their fingers in their mouths? Yuck!
They even have a low-odor, no-acetone nail polish remover that is also biodegradable and hypoallergenic.
Their line of polishes are vibrant and come in fabulous names like Boyfriend Blues, Mac-n-Cheese, Glass Slippers, Sleepover, Sometimes Sweet, and more.
From now and until December 31st, Nation of Moms readers receive an exclusive 10% online discount (good on sale items as well) by using the coupon code “VILLAGE10L”. And spend over $35 and domestic (US) shipping is FREE!
Piggy Paint is offering one of our readers a $15 gift certificate during our “Help for the Holidays” Giveaway Event next week. Open worldwide. Use the GC in their online store for whatever your heart desires. One of my favorites is this cute Breast Cancer Pail with these two cute colors. (A portion of the sales of these pails will be donated to the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” research fund.)
The pack is $15.25, but with the 10% discount, it comes to $13.73 which is under the gift certificate amount.
BONUS TIME: What would YOU buy if you won the $15 gift cert?
- Tell us in a comment below and receive an extra entry into next week’s giveaway.
- You can also follow Piggy Paint on Twitter and on FaceBook for another bonus entry for each follow. Let us know in separate comments below.
- Then don’t forget to come back to the main giveaway post next week and leave us your mandatory main entry comment there or your bonus opportunity comments will be deleted.
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