Most children love a colourful manicure but the formulas of some polishes can be a little intense for such small hands. Traditional solvent-based, chemical-laden polishes may not be the healthiest way for our little ones to show their style. Enter Piggy Paint, a water-based, non-toxic and eco-friendly line of polishes fit for princesses, princes and the planet. Say goodbye to harsh, smelly chemicals, and hello to natural, colourful fun.
Piggy Paint is the brainchild of Melanie Hurley, a mum of two girls who love having their nails painted. Hurley had always hated the thought of her children putting fingers adorned with traditional child polishes in their mouths. Not only did the ingestion of chemicals worry her, but also the smell nearly left her light-headed each time she painted two sets of fingernails and toenails. “One day, my daughter dropped a glob of her solvent based polish onto the foam plate we were working over,” recalls Hurley. “Shortly after, the paint had ‘eaten’ through the plate. From that day on, I decided that any flammable substance that could cause foam to disintegrate was unacceptable for children’s fingernails.
The quest was on, and Piggy Paint was born. The resulting polishes are made in the U.S.A. with natural ingredients. They are non-flammable and contain no formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), ethyl acetate or acetone. And because they are hypoallergenic, everyone can enjoy them.
Worries of what’s going on your little one’s nails can now be a thing of the past and you can all paint away with ease. Even the stars are fans and celeb mums Jessica Alba and Tori Spelling use the polishes on their children!
We are so pleased that Piggy Paint is now stocked in our Nailpad shop. We are stocking five fabulous and fun colours. From glitter to pastels and bold neons there’s a choice for all tastes. Have a look in the shops and choose from ‘Glitterbug,’ ‘Brand Spank n Blue,’ ‘Mint to Be,’ ‘Periwinkle Little Star‘ and ‘LOL,’ with your choice of a popping pink or glossy black Nailpad for just £19.95.