My little girl loves to dress up in my clothes and try out my make-up. She also loves to wear nail polish. I, on the other hand, can not stand the smell of most nail polishes and can not stand the scent of nail polish remover. When I was asked if I wanted to do a review and giveaway for Piggy Paint, I was very interested.
They sent me one bottle of nail polish and one bottle of nail polish remover to try and keep. My daughter was excited when I opened the box and she saw what was inside. My little Miss Independent insisted that she could put it on herself. And she did.
Of course, I expected that my 6 ½ year old little girl would make a mess with it. I even accepted the fact that this was a skill that I had to let her practice. I set her up at the table and she painted her nails. Of course, more than her nails ended up painted. She got it on the skin around her fingernails. I had to go around her nails with the nail polish remover.
When I started doing this, I noticed two things. One was that the odor of the nail polish remover was mild. The second was that the nail polish dried quickly. I was happy about both.
Piggy Paint was created by Melanie Hurley, a stay-at-home mom of two little girls. She developed the nail polish and the remover out of concern that others on the market were not safe. Here is a quote from the Piggy Paint website About page. You can visit the Piggy Paint site for the complete story.
“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.”
Piggy Paint is giving away a $15 gift certificate to one lucky winner. This giveaway is for US residents only. It begins January 1, 2010 and ends February 3, 2010.
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