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Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish

Piggy Paint LLC

Age: 2 years and up

MSRP (CAD): $9.99

MSRP (USD): $9.99

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EDITOR'S REVIEW

You can't imagine how excited our littlest testers were to wear such 'grown-up' looking nail polish. Even the bottles look like the real stuff, complete with the little metal mixing ball rattling around inside. But parent satisfaction depends a lot on your expectations. It's reasonably durable, but it doesn't hold up as well as the real stuff - no kiddi polish will. And, it's going to cost you more: double what you'll pay for the regular drugstore variety. But then, when you purchase this, you're not really paying for the polish - it's peace of mind you're after. This gentle formulation - with its absence of the usual nasty chemicals so commonly found in the cosmetics industry - is designed to be kid-safe. And plenty of parents consider that to be worth a dime or two, especially for their still-growing children. And Piggy Paint is a fairly nice polish, especially compared to the usual peel-off kiddi stuff that always feels a bit rubbery. It has a pleasant, satiny feel, great colours and pretty much looks like the real thing. But its's not as durable. It chips easily and in a kid's world, that means the pretty nails won't last long. Ideally, you could just use the remover to clean it up, but most of our testing parents report that the special remover designed for this polish doesn't work as well as just letting the polish flake off on its own. This inevitable messy nails stage limits the appeal of this polish to younger kids. Most of our older tween testers preferred using real polish. Final word: Pretty coloured nails can be magical, and Piggy Paint is available in a rainbow of vibrant shades. This polish is not perfect, it's still your best option.

WHAT THE KIDS SAY

Megan

2

we decided to use the green polish on fingers and toes. I had to use the remover for some old polish on her toenails, it worked ok at removing it, with a little elbow grease it took about a minute longer to get it off than with the acetate stuff. I was very happy that there was no offensive odour with the remover or the polish. first thing i noticed is how smooth the polish goes on, very nice looking. Dries quick, I was able to blow it for a few seconds and there was no smudging, seems to dry quick. I love the bright green colour. after one day the polish had worn off her thumbs and index fingers but her other 3 fingers on both hands still looked nice and her toes still perfect. after 2 days the polish on her middle fingers is coming off, her toes still look perfect. I'm ok with this because I prefer only to have toes painted especially on kids. The polish seems to rub off just as she plays, washes her hands, everyday activities.

Marissa

5

the polish was easy and quick to apply but I want purple and pink, blue and white colours it stays for a long time after it dries and it does dry quickly so I am able to play pretty much as soon as it is put on. the remove took long to remove the polish so i did not want to wait for my mom to scrub it off

Aliyah

4

I love to paint my fingers and toes all pink, pink is my favorite color. I wanted to paint Malik's nails too but Mommy said no because he is a boy and nail polish is only for girls.

Jack

5

This green polish looks really sparkly when it is wet. Can you touch it up? I don't like how it is coming off in places. Stop it. I hate that sound more than anything (cotton ball with remover rubbing against nails).

Madeleine

4

Turquois and pink- yay! And it comes with nail polish remover if we want to change a colour! They look beautiful! I want pink on my fingers and turquois on my toes.

WHAT ADULTS THINK

Tia T.

Parent

I like the nail polish because I have never seen many of those colours before. I liked the glittery one because it is clear with glitters in it and the other glittery nail polishes that I have used have hard big pieces of glitter in them that ended up not looking all that good. This glittery nail polish goes on easier and looks much better when on. I really liked that green colour as I have no ever seen a green colour like that before. The name, Piggy Polish, sounds really childish but when I saw it, it didn’t seem that way. When you put it on, it goes on easily like other nail polish but taking it off is different. It has to come off with a special nail polish remover and even at that has to be scrubbed off. I find it really expensive, though and it isn’t enough of an advantage for me to spend the extra money on it.

Maggie W.

Parent

it was easy to apply to the nails but the nail polish remover did not work quite as well, it was difficult to remove the polish. Had to use a lot of it and scrub harder in order to take off excess polish

Jennifer Y.

Parent

I like that the ingredients listed on the polish and remover are much safer than regular adult polish. I don't like that the polish chips and wears off quickly. The remover is not very effective at removing the last bits. While not smelly the products are not odorless. I think I will try to limit the use of polish on my young children and look into Piggy Paint when they can put it on and take it off themselves.

Sylvie S.

Parent

Great colors, loads of fun, alot of mommy and me quality time putting it on but quality could be improved on.

Meaghan M.

Parent

I really like the pretty colour. Pink is my favourite colour. I would like to do a rainbow of colours (one colour for every finger), but I only got one colour. I liked to put in on myself. Sometimes I was messy, but my Mom helped me clean my fingers. It doesn't smell so good - maybe like a piggy! I think it must be real (nail polish) because it looks like the kind that Mom has in her bathroom.

Jill B.

Parent

The colours are just as bright and vivid on nails as they are in the bottles. The colour brushes on easily and one coat provides lots of colour. I love that it`s non-toxic, odourless and kid-friendly! We did my fingernails, and my daughter`s fingernails and toenails: one coat on each. The polish on my fingernails looked great, but then started chipping the next day. But I only did one coat and did not use the blow dryer for a minute as suggested. The polish on my daughter`s fingernails started chipping the next day, but her polished toenails lasted a bit longer - likely because they are not washed as often as fingers and because they get some protection from socks. We`ll try the polish again with 2 coats and with using the blow dryer. The nail polish remover works very well with the piggy paint, but not as well with regular polish. Even though it hasn`t lasted as long on nails, I would buy piggy paint for my daughters over regular polish.

FEATURES

Manufacturer Description

Piggy Paint™ is specially formulated from God’s natural ingredients and dries to a hard, durable finish. There are no toxic chemicals; it’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, Bisphenol A, ethyl acetate and acetone. Say good-bye to harsh, smelly chemicals and hello to Piggy Paint™…it’s as Natural as Mud! Check out our latest 6 new Colours: Boyfriend Blues (Blue), Solar Power (Yellow), Drama (Orange), Radioactive (White - Glow in the Dark), LOL (Pink) and Eat Your Peace (Green) Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish Remover Put harmful, smelly polish removers behind you with Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish Remover, a remover that works quickly on all polishes, especially Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish. Our remover contains none of the solvents that could offend your nose or harm our atmosphere. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E are added to supplement the natural oils that protect nails and cuticles. Ingredients: Corn alcohol, butyl diglycol, Aloe Vera extract, Vitamin E, embittering agent.

Year Introduced

2010

Features

  • Water-based formula