My girls have a very interesting mixture of personalities and tastes, but there is one area where all three of them agree…make-up and nail polish. Try as I might (and I do try) I cannot seem to keep any of them out of my make-up and nail polish. I really don’t mind that they wear my make-up, I used to sneak into my moms make-up case and wear hers, but I really do not like the idea of them using my nail polish with all of the harsh odors and chemicals. It took me years (literally) before I painted my oldest daughter’s nails and I am still very leery about letting any of the girls use nail polish, thankfully I found a company that puts those worries to rest!
A while back I did a review for Piggy Paint and ended up finding a product and company that I adore. I love that there are companies out there who are committed to providing their customers with quality products that parents can feel good about letting their kids use. Knowing that I can buy my girls nail polish without worrying about harsh chemicals ending up in their mouths gives this mom peace of mind. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Piggy Paint I want to take a minute to bring you up to speed on this awesome company.
From the Piggy Paint Website:
My name is Melanie Hurley, founder of Piggy Paint™. I am a stay-at-home mom with two very fancy little girls, ages 4 and 6, who love to have their fingernails painted. I’ve always hated the thought of my kiddos putting their hands in their mouths after I painted their nails with traditional kid polishes. Not only did the ingestion of the chemicals worry me, but the smell nearly left me light-headed after painting two sets of fingernails and toenails.
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 (Click to see 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.
My quest was on, and Piggy Paint™ was born. As you may have guessed, our polish is NOT flammable and sits beautifully on the unaffected foam. We hope you enjoy this water-based polish that is specially formulated of natural ingredients. Finally, a kid-friendly polish without the accompanying drawbacks of traditional polishes. It is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone... and made in the USA!
Piggy Paint is known for their eco-friendly alternative to traditional nail polish and now they are introducing their new tween line of nail polish called “Project Earth”. The Project Earth line includes polishes that are sure to make any tween excited about painting their nails, the line features wild neon colors and a very cool Glow-in-the-Dark polish called “Radioactive”! We were sent two polishes from Piggy Paint’s Project Earth line to review. Both of my oldest daughter’s love painting their nails and they were more than happy to help mom out with this review. We received Project Earth’s LOL and Radioactive to try out. My girls where very excited to try the glow-in-the-dark polish, they also loved the vibrant pink color of the LOL polish, it fit perfectly with the style they are both into at the moment. Both of my girls decided to do a couple coats of LOL and then finish with a top coat of Radioactive…they loved the results!
What my girls had to say about Project Earth!
Tween 1: “I love the color of LOL, it' matches most of my clothes and is really fun and kind of funky!”
I would definitely say that this review was a success, both girls loved the polish and I loved that it was safe for them to use, I even used it on Lil Diva!
Speaking of being safe, I wanted to mention that Piggy Paint has received the Excellence Award from safebaby.com as well as their seal of approval as an Approved Vendor of Mom Approved-Child Tested Products!
Now I have a few treats for you: Piggy Paint is offering all of my Misadventurous readers 10% off of their order at Piggy Paint (including sale items!) just use the Code RAISE10L at checkout. (Code expires December 15, 2010) And remember, spend $35 at PiggyPaint.com and receive FREE Domestic shipping!
Giveaway Alert! Piggy Paint is giving one MIBR reader a $15 Gift Code to PiggyPaint.com!
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Please visit Piggy Paint and have a look around, come back and leave a comment on this post telling me which of the Project Earth colors you think your tween would like! This is mandatory and must be completed before any extra entries are allowed!
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This giveaway ends on October 6 , 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner’s post. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize; failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting his prize and me choosing a new winner.