My soon to be 15 year old daughter is very much a “girly girl”. She’s big into fashion and beauty and loves to be on top of the trends. Ever since she was about six years old she’s wanted to be a fashion designer. Almost nine years later she still talks about going to the Fashion Institute of America (FIT) and excels at her advanced art class at school.
Along with fashion my daughter loves to style her hair differently and explore beauty products. At her young age she’s very limited to what kind of make up she can use, even though her classmates usually wear twice as much make up as most adults.
I worry about the products that my daughter uses. There is so much harmful, toxic stuff on the market. It’s harmful for adults, let alone children. I like to know where everything comes from that she puts on her face or on her body. Anything that is potentially toxic is a HUGE “no-no”.
Like most teen girls, my daughter loves to do her nails. She especially likes “funky” colors. You won’t find my daughter wearing a delicate pink nail polish. She likes blues, purples, bright colors and even neon colors.
I cringe every time she does her nails. I am not fond of nail polish to begin with. I don’t like the scent of it. It also does a lot of damage to things like wood, so I can’t imagine what it can do to nails. When it comes to nail polish I will spend a bit more on it for her. I would never want to take a chance of buying cheap, dollar store nail polish as I’m sure that is really bad for you.
My daughter recently had a chance to try out some nail polish from Piggy Paint in their new colors. Piggy Paint is non-toxic, odor free and safe for children and adults. It is also hypoallergetic and water based. It’s eco-friendly and made right here in the USA.
My daughter has actually used Piggy Paint in the past. Originally she she rolled her eyes at me. She automatically assumed Piggy Paint was for little girls. I told her that it was for little girls AND adults. She still seemed a little turned off by the idea of wearing nail polish called Piggy Paint. She soon changed her tune when the nail polish arrived and literally had it on her nails within a half hour of opening the package. LOL! Now she LOVES using Piggy Paint because she knows it meets my approval, and because she loves the fun colors it’s available in.
Piggy Paint sent us several bottles of their new colors. My daughter LOVES the blue/green (torquioise) one. In fact she wearsthat one almost all the time.
Piggy Paint goes on smoothly and really doesn’t smell at all. My daughter says it smells like paint, like the kind you would use to paint a picture in art class. I honestly didn’t smell a thing. Even when you open the bottle you really don’t smell much of anything. There is a scent, but nothing really noticable or noxious.
The nail polish goes on and dries just like other nail polishes. In fact it’s similar in every way to the more pricey nail polish that she uses with the exception being that the Piggy Paint is free of harsh chemicals that pollute our envirnoment.
My daughter really likes the nail polish “pen”. She says it makes controlling the nail polish a lot easier. She’s a lefty and often has a problem painting the nails on her left hand. She told me that the pen helps her to have been control and the nail polish looks a lot neater on her left hand compared to when she uses a traditional nail polish brush.
It took a bit to get the nail polish to move into the brush on the pen but once the paint was on the brush it seemed to have a steady flow. It’s just getting it started that took a little while to accomplish.
My daughter and I are giving Piggy Paint two manicured and polished thumbs up (well her thumbs anyway… mine are a mess). Piggy Paint offers a variety of colors to appeal to young and old alike. All of the nail polish sells for $8.99 a bottle. Piggy Paint even offers a low odor, hypoallergenic, non acetone nail polish remover too (also $8.99).
Piggy Paint would make a great gift and even party favors and stocking stuffers. Little girls love attending “beauty” theme birthday parties. Having manicures and pedicures would be a lot of fun for a party activity.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.