Today I’ve got a fun post for you: it’s a throw-back to a year ago, when I reviewed Piggy Paint nail polish. Since that time, Darah and I have developed a ritual every Friday where we both get our toes painted (she especially likes having her toes painted while she sits on her potty. Ha!). I purchased Dragon Tears for her and put it in her stocking this year; it is going to be so cute on her little piggy toes! Since I last posted they have added a Project Earth collection, with bold colors that will especially delight tweens! Check them out!
So without further ado, here’s my original review as well as a giveaway!
I have been looking forward to painting my baby girl’s toes pretty much since I found out I was having a girl. My mom would frequently paint my toes when I was little, and it was good bonding time for us. And of course, I always had the cutest toes of anyone my age. I was really eager to get my hands on my baby’s little piggy toes and turn them pink. Thankfully, I had the sense to pause before breaking out my own nail polish to find out if it would be safe for her. Turns out…not so much. Nail polish and nail polish remover are actually rather toxic, and can contain formaldehyde, acetone, toulene, ethyl acetate and other crazy stuff that I can’t even pronounce. While Darah isn’t putting her toes in her mouth just yet, it is only a matter of time before that is happening, and I don’t want her ingesting any of those chemicals.
Thanks to some other bloggers, though, I learned about Piggy Paint, a company that creates non-toxic polishes and polish removers with our little girls (and their safety) in mind. It is made in the USA and invented by a genius stay-at-home mom (doesn’t it seem like the very best products are created by moms?!) I was given the opportunity to try out Girls Rule on Darah. I actually gave my mother the honors of painting her toes first when they came for a visit a few weeks ago. I have to say, applying polish to squirmy baby toes is tough, but Darah and Grammy both had a really good time together during the process! I used the nail polish remover that they sent to wipe off those smears; easy peasy. The polish remover didn’t have that nasty chemical smell that you typically find in polish removers, which was really nice. The next time I put polish on Darah’s toes I will have a hair dryer on hand to help expedite the drying process. It isn’t that Piggy Paint takes any longer to dry than other polishes, but rather that Darah is a baby on the move! The women at the daycare center noticed her polished toes the day after they were done and raved about how cute she was. I’m not gonna lie, I beamed with pride at my little cutie that day!
I also brought the polish with me to California, because all of the cousins on my husband’s side of the family were together for the first time ever. I simply could not wait to get to paint my nieces’ toes! I was only able to paint the toes of the 3 year old, Anna, but she was very eager to get her toes painted. She sat very still throughout the process, and even helped me blow on her toes to help them dry. She showed off her pretty pink toenails to everyone in the house that day. Getting to paint her nails is a precious memory that I will keep with me forever.
The polish does require touch ups every few days, but that just provides you with another opportunity to have quiet, quality time with your little one!
Buy It: If you have a little girl and you want to paint her toes, please don’t go to your polish collection. Get her something that you can be confident won’t hurt her. Piggy Paint is the perfect choice, and the color selection is very nice. Now through February 28th, you can score 10% off your purchase by using the coupon code STUFF10L at checkout. You can even put that towards sale items! Also, if you spend $35 or more, domestic shipping is FREE!
Win It: One very lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to score a $15 credit to Piggy Paint! This contest will run until January 6th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification email before a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the United States.
How to Enter:
Mandatory Entry: Visit Piggy Paint and tell me your very favorite color polish.
rare bonus entry option: If you are a blogger, add my button to your blog roll for 2 more entries! (be sure to leave the link so I can see it!)
Be sure to enter my other current giveaways, found on the sidebar of my home page!