Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Piggy Paint Kid-Friendly Nail Polish {Review, Giveaway & Coupon Code}

Piggy Paint logoWhen it comes to all things girly, my daughters' likes and dislikes cover the full spectrum... and seem to vary day by day.

Whereas one day Big Sister E only wants to play with trucks and can't be forced into a dress, the following morning she'll come downstairs in a complete fairy princess outfit and act as if nothing has changed. Ah, to be a kid again!

However, one aspect of girldom that she and Little Sister B have always been completely enamored with is fingernail polish. They've spent years noticing as soon as my toenails or fingernails changed color and would brush their fingers over the paint with their eyes wide. And although I felt guilty each time, the idea of putting the harsh chemicals onto their fingers (which would then end up in their mouth) was something that I just couldn't get past.

Fortunately for them, as well as little girls everywhere, there is a safe, colorful, fun option to use instead with Piggy Paint.

Piggy Paint

Sharing my dislike for the horrible fumes and nasty chemicals found in most commercial nail polishes, the founder of Piggy Paint, Melanie Hurley, decided to do something about it. After seeing a glob of her daughter's solvent-based polish eat through a foam plate, she set out to successfully invent a natural nail polish that is safe for girls of all ages.

After hearing about Piggy Paint's non-toxic, eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, non-flammable, odorless formula and how it is gentle enough for sensitive hands and noses, yet dries to a durable, removable finish, I already knew that I would love it. But then I took one look at the huge selection of bright colors (with great names like Forever Fancy and Ice Cream Dream) and there was no doubt that my girls would be thrilled.

Sure enough, when the Color Me Happy gift set arrived, we were all extremely excited even before we had opened the stylishly cute gift box.

gift box

I laughed as Little Sister B's eyes lit up as she unwrapped the bright pink tissue paper from each individual bottle of nail polish and oohed and ahhed over every single color.

surprise gift

From the bright, green shimmer of Dragon Tears to the vibrant, pumpkin orange of Mac-n-Cheese Please, every color was vivid, shiny and luminous. How in the world would we ever decide which one to use first?

Piggy Paint review

As both girls adore having their fingernails and toenails painted, it didn't take much convincing to get them to sit still to paint on their colors of choice.

Big Sister E unsurprisingly immediately chose Tea Party for Two, as blue is her favorite color...

blue fingernail polish

...but then decided that each hand and foot needed to have its own unique shade.

Little Sister B, on the other hand, went straight for her favorite color (pink) but decided that she wanted alternating fingers with Pocketful of Posies and Jazz It Up.

pink fingernail polish

Taking Piggy Paint's advice, we used a hair dryer to help cure and set the polish (as it is water-based and takes a little longer than normal) to ensure maximum dryness and chip resistance. While typically the girls aren't fans of the noise of the hair dryer, they were each happy to endure it in hopes that it would help their mani/pedis last a little longer.

The end result on each of them was extremely cute on their little hands and feet and, even better, when I have since noticed either one of them with their fingers in their food or mouths, there isn't any need to worry about them being coated in harmful chemicals.

kids fingernail polish

I did notice that the consistency of Piggy Paint polish is less thick than traditional polish and I did find that it wore off of my girls' nails quicker than a traditional formula would, but considering that it is as "natural as mud," I find the tradeoff very well worth it. I've also painted my toenails using Piggy Paint and had it last for weeks with barely a chip, so it seems that quite a bit depends on the "use" of the nails.

In all, Piggy Paint is a fantastic way for little ones to be able to have their nails painted with natural ingredients, as it is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, BPA, ethyl acetate and acetone... and made in the USA!

Not to mention that there is such a wide variety of colors (with new ones continually being added) that, no matter the age or taste, there are sure to be plenty of options to please. From pastels to beachy brights, bold neons to glitter, Piggy Paint's colors will suit any young girl's whimsical mood.  

Piggy Paint fun

Retailing for $8.99 for a single bottle, $24.99 for a gift set of three (or two polishes and a bottle of remover), $57.99 for this fun Color Me Happy set, and more, Piggy Paint would make a great gift just in time to get those little piggies ready for sandal weather. They also offer Spirit Paint in school colors, Puppy Paint for your furry friend, accessories to jazz up your nails and more.

Head over to PiggyPaint.com to browse the full selection and keep an eye out for this innovative product at select Walmart stores and on Walmart.com as well.

But, wait! Why shop without a discount? From now until April 30th, 2013, use the promo code PiggyFun when shopping at PiggyPaint.com and you'll receive an extra 15% off of your order! And, thanks to the generosity of Piggy Paint, one person is soon going to bring home a great gift for the fancy girl in their life, because...

One lucky person will win the Toe-Tally Fancy 3-polish gift set from Piggy Paint (ARV $24.99)!

Piggy Paint giveaway


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Piggy Paint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

174 comments:

Amanda said...

The last color I painted my nails was a pretty shade of blue, followed up by silver crackle, because my girls insisted.

Coming Home to Live said...

I painted mine pink to match my 3 year old's toes!

Coming Home to Live said...

I painted mine pink to match my 3 year old's toes!

Coming Home to Live said...

I painted mine pink to match my 3 year old's toes!

Kathy said...

I painted my toes dark purple!

Debbie Flood said...

We love to paint purple!!! With sparkles

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

The last color I painted my nails was a Mocha color.

gahome2mom said...

Hahaha! I usually paint my toenails red. I just put on clear this morning before heading out the door. (fingernails) Thanks

Nicole Larsen said...

My daughter just painted my toes dark purple a few days ago

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leanne_mac said...

pink

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Cassandra Eastman said...

My toenails are currently orange! :)

Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

My daughter and I both have pink.

Molli Vandehey said...

green for st patricks day~

Hoa said...

The last color was red.

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aperry said...

last color was "you don't know jack" by OPI

s said...

Maroon

allenbuggesi said...

ruby slippers (shiny red)

Andrea said...

Soft pink!

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I painted mine sea green last but there really is no point because I work such a physical job.

Jenny said...

Your girls are getting so big!

I had a pedicure a few weeks back and picked Opi Kiss Me On My Tulips. It's such a pretty color!

HilLesha said...

Grey

Danielle Lima said...

I am a throwback to the 90's goth scene, I only paint mine black. My daughter last paineted hers sparkly green for St. Patrick's day

Mammamayor said...

I have orange on my toenails,natbelinsky@verizon.net

AndreaH said...

The last time I painted my fingernails it was a coral color.

SueZH said...

I last painted my red. Im almost ready for summer hot pink!

Lauren said...

mine are baby blue

Blogroll Please... said...

I last painted them red!

Sandra Davis said...

i last painted them dusty pink

walk9 said...

Purple glitter

walk9 said...

Purple glitter

walk9 said...

Purple glitter

Klydra Pugh said...

My new fave gray
Thanks for the chance

Lori said...

last was a pale pink

skipthelaundry said...

I don't paint my fingernails but painted my toenails a dark burgundy. My daughter loves to paint her nails with a different color on every nail.
Amber Porter

Kayla said...

The last color I painted my toes was my favorite red (OPI's I'm not Really a Waitress).

flutterby said...

I last painted my nails a pretty plum color!

jcwega27 said...

i like the mocha color
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slb3334 said...

pale pink.

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Bethany C. said...

A metallic bright green

blessedintexas said...

pink!
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huntcm74 said...

I painted mine purple

Marti B. said...

I last painted my nails a lovely lilac purple. Months ago!

Tara Martin said...

I've had my eye on piggy paint for a while now, I really want some! My daughter and I painted our nails purple some time ago and I swear I could just feel all the chemicals seep into my body. Piggy paint seems so wonderful and I wouldn't have any reservations about putting it in my liitle girls.

slehan said...

Haven't painted my nails in a very long time since I didn't like the chemicals, but this would be great. I'll take a pink.
Thanks for the contest.

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bxcrochet said...

the last color I used was a light pink

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

metallic blue :)
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Renee Walters said...

The last color I painted my nails was red. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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janetfaye said...

The last color I painted my nails was blue.

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Kris B said...

The last color I painted my nails was pink!

Nancy Brumfield said...

Mine were pink and glittery

Debra said...

i last painted mine a pale orange

littlelatina said...

blue for me

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apple blossom said...

burgundy

Lauren Eggers said...

Pastel Green

Julie @ Director Jewels said...

Pretty sure the last color I painted my toes was red. But it has been FOREVER and I really don't remember! :)

Gina F. said...

I painted my toenails and fingernails pink to match my spring outfit.

Chelle Thompson said...

sparkly red

Sonya Sanderson said...

a pinky purple
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Selinda said...

I last painted them red!

THanks,

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mecarolks said...

I last painted my nails red essence.

Sharon Kaminski said...

last i polished them was red

Natalie Tedder said...

Green fingernails for St Pattys Day :)

TarynPasco916 said...

I last painted mine pink. Next will be purple for Easter!

Liz said...

I painted them Burgundy & I will get a french manicure next.

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nanaconnie08 said...

pink

Katherine Donovan said...

I paint my nails a few times a week! Currently they are lavender.
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Jennifer T. said...

My piggies are painted Santa Fe Sand right now :)
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kdrae said...

Teal! So into that color right now!

Mirm said...

light purple

Dave said...

I don't paint mine :) My wife seems to paint her toenails pink often, and my daughter loves any pink and purple on her toes

YennySweeps said...

I last painted my finger nails blue.

bloomerbear said...

I don't really paint my nails because I feel like I'm suffocating with it on..but I let my daughter paint my nails one time a lime green and a canary yellow...

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thank you
my daughter loves nail polish

SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

Pink =)

Mayla Moore said...

Last summer I painted my toes purple.

crankyyanky1 said...

Last week I used a dark maroon color next I am going to do Red

Carol said...

Last week my daughter and I painted our nails and toes a bright red!
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krun said...

Right now each of my nails is a different spring color with polka dots.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Teal with a gold tip...next color will be Pink with a teal tip for Easter =)

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I never paint my fingernails...way too short. I like to paint my toes though and I do them blue or white. My daughter actually uses Piggy Paint and her nails are pink.

eclairre said...

the last color i did was orange.

Nikki Krutz said...

burgundy/maroon color

Patty Schuler said...

Lavender

Bo said...

Pale pink so that the chips would be harder to see!

Elizabeth said...

I'm looking forward to warmer weather forecast this weekend and planning to paint my toenails green. :)

iggysaysno said...

right now they are purple

hollygunter said...

i painted my nails a bright pink last night :)

Nicole Becker said...

I had a pedicure in the beginning of March and had my toes painted hot pink!!

Stephanie Larison said...

I last painted them a mauve color

Crystal said...

I currently have glittery purple fingernails!
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polly said...

I used a a pale pink color

Caitlin Amaral said...

I just painted my toes orange!

jdeemarie said...

I don't paint my nail, but just a couple days ago I helped my daughter paint her nails with a couple different shades of pink.

Jodi J

Customer Service Rep said...

Lime green was last. Dusty rose is next.

Growl Tiger said...

Light pink to be work appropriate!

Megan Parsons said...

I painted mine like french tips. Love doing that!

Rena m said...

Right now, my fingernails are a french chevron with gold accents and my toes are tiffany blue. =)

Cassi Polzin said...

I painted mine silver!

Kelsey Chen said...

A black holographic polish

Paint Those Piggies! said...

Orange!

randola said...

the last color i used was sonnetorium's strawberry smoothie!

Robert said...

My daughter does a rainbow on her fingers and toes

Brit Christianson said...

Grey!

Anna said...

I last painted my fingers with Essie Where's My Chauffeur and did little dot flowers using Zoya Pippa and Wet N Wild White Creme. My toes are Julep Sasha.

Unknown said...

This morning I'm wearing OPI Damon Roberts....beautiful mint green. So springy!!

Darcus said...

I last painted my nails with Snappy Sorbet by Sally Hansen.

Diane Cooper said...

The last time I painted my nails I painted them a deep wine color.

Kristy Thiel said...

Last time was Essie's yogaga!

Cassie said...

I painted my toenails a dark maroon color.

jackeline said...

I painted mine cactus green.

Galina Voy said...

pink:)

kellyr78 said...

I haven't painted my nails in a long time, but I painted my daughter's a shimmery pink.
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blew415 said...

skittles on hands and green hue from last month

LS said...

Coral!

Lloyd Family said...

the last nail polish i used was piggy paint "all that razz"

Darlene Ysaguirre said...

This morning i did mine and my daughters three fingers red 2 turquoise

nnpolish said...

My nails are a chocolate shade of brown with Hard Candy's Masquerade on top! :)

Sandy VanHoey said...

I painted toes in Red

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

I would like to paint my toes orange.

Katie said...

hot pink!

Keara B. said...

I usually do a pretty tame color for my toenails, but last time I decided to do bright pink. :)

Dianne McVetty said...

Pink for spring of course! :)

- Epic Fail said...

Right now they're black, but I'll probably do neon blue next!

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One Southern Girl said...

Last time I painted my nails was YEARS ago... maybe clear? I couldn't handle the smell so I never repainted them. I'd love to paint them a light pink.

Sadie said...

The last color was a pastel pink. But I like the Glitter Bug color!
Sadie B.

Julie Jones said...

My nails are painted nude right now. I'd like to do pink next.

WENDY Price said...

Last time my nails where painted it was white tips with clear.

Sarah Hayes said...

last time i painted them, they were pink

Dawn Monroe said...

I tried the new crackle coat....silver.

Marisa M said...

I last painted my toenails a blush pink.

Derek Timm said...

I don't do my nails I am a guy, but my girlfriend just did hers in aqua

STRANGEONE1120 said...

Mine are currently purple and switching to deep red

Jennifer Reed said...

My toenails are currently a dark mustard yellow, my fingernails clear.

05c19086-a043-11e2-8328-000bcdcb5194 said...

My last color was silver glitter.

desdun31 said...

Just painted my nails Lilac for Spring.



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Super Blogger Girl! said...

last time I painted mine I painted them black!

Rachel Mark said...

My nails are bright pink for spring! I love these - the product looks really nice! rachel.mark.seo@gmail.com

xoxo
Rachel

Teresa Koedyker said...

The color I have on my nails is a purple, white and silver. Thank you for the giveaway!!1

candykitn said...

The color I am wearing right now is called peachykeen

thescribbler said...

The last color I wore was navy blue. I'm just now growing my nails out again, eager to have 'fancy nails' again.

Gennie Lancaster said...

The last color I painted my nails was teal!

marissayvette said...

i painted my nails bikini so teeny by essie

tami said...

purple

squiresj said...

pink - it has been years - get it now for my daughter and granddaughter
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webwalking1 said...

Anything with glitter

Kari Flores said...

I last painted my toenails a metallic gold color. Will probably go green for spring next.

Becca Ann said...

I painted my nails sunday Iced copper

Julie said...

my nails are bright pink. My daughter's were last a turquoise blue:)

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Ledford Land said...

I just used a deep red on my toes. Before that, they were Navy :)

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tina reynolds said...

silver

kathy pease said...

i last painted mine pink

N said...

Sparkly Grey and next light purple for spring :)

Kristy Figueroa said...

Last Color was red next color will be lavender.

mary gardner said...

my last was pink!

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Car Bomb Mom said...

Vintage Pink

Misha Estrada said...

baby pink :)

Deb S. said...

I last painted my nails sparkle glitter for a party.

purango said...

I last painted them pink. garrettsambo@aol.com

TonyaHopkins said...

On form as Tonya E Hopkins and purple

brendaelsner said...

The last colored I painted my nails was light pink.

daveshir2005 said...

They are purple right now.

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laurasloves said...

I painted mine a pale pink to match my daughter's. I am thinking of a light green next.
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jandsfox_143 said...

I like the glamour girl color.
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Susan Smoaks said...

i used black on my finger and toe nails last
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Jennifer Q. said...

My daughter and I used pink nail polish

81808142-88c8-11e2-9f75-000bcdcb8a73 said...

pink!

tlcfromtn said...

I haven't done mine in a while but I'd like to paint them pale pink

Tylerpants said...

I just painted mine a pale pink color a few days ago. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

I did a rainbow gradient on my fingernails

Carolyn Daley said...

I painted my fingernails silver during the holidays

mamalama82 said...

Purple!!

/\Heather/\ said...

Multiple colors, as we were going thru my polish to see what was still 'good.'

Gianna said...

Angel Kisses.

Jules525 said...

I get to have my nails done later this week,I want something fun and springy

lilyk said...

I last painted my fingernails pink.