Polish Those Piggies, Naturally

 

When I was pregnant,  I read an article suggesting that during this time, due to the fumes, women should limit their trips to nail  salons and to opt for a chemical free polish.  I've never been one to go overboard but I did order a natural polish (despite the color palate being limited) and ask to sit near a window or fan when I went in for an appointment.  After my kids were born, I returned to my normal routine and pretty much forgot about the warnings... until now. 

 

My daughter, Mira, who is three recently started noticing all of the pretty painted nails around her and began asking - daily - for a mani-pedi.  I kept changing the subject thinking "chemicals!" "fumes!" but relented after discovering Piggy Paint, a non toxic , hypoallergenic, water based nail polish created by mother of two, Melanie Hurley.  "I’ve always hated the thought of my kiddos putting their hands in their mouths after I painted their nails with traditional kid polishes," Hurley says. "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."  Formulated with natural ingredients, Piggy Paint is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone. 

Since it's water-based and does not contain harsh chemicals, it takes longer to dry than some other brands, but using a blow dryer for a minute on warm heat/low setting speeds up that process and helps the polish stay on longer. The colors span the rainbow... and beyond...  and there's even a low odor, acetone free nail polish remover with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.  Let the painting begin!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Piggy Paint for sending samples to facilitate this feature. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own

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