"As natural as mud, and just as much fun to play with, Piggy Paint is a non-toxic, kid-friendly, virtually odorless, water-based line of nail polishes. Now, little girls can safely get the look of a big girl manicure, without exposure to harsh chemical ingredients or fumes.
Savannah felt like a "big girl" over the weekend, after she had a fun spa day with my Nana and I. Whenever Nana comes to visit, we always do fun things -- and each and every time we work with our hands in the kitchen or with an arts and crafts project, Savannah always points out and admires Nana's manicured nails. But, this weekend, Savannah (and Arabella) were in for a surprise, as I was recently sent Piggy Paint to try out with them. Even though I had heard about Piggy Paint from girlfriends who use this to paint their little girls' nails, I had never tried it with the girls. Piggy Paint was created by Melanie Hurley, a mom who sought a safe and healthy polish option for her two manicure-loving young daughters. Piggy Paint comes in a rainbow of fancy colors with fanciful names (including “Sea-quin” (shiny turquoise), “Glass Slippers” (clear sparkle), “PINKie Promise” (glam pink), and “Girls Rule” (bright, shimmery lilac), to name a few), ready to wear for special occasions or to brighten an ordinary day."
Usually it is a task in itself to trim their nails each week. So, I never imagined that they would sit still long enough to have their nails painted. But, they did! I guess seeing Nana with her nails done and me painting me (which I haven't done in a long time), they wanted to be "big girls" and be all glammed up. So, after we did our egg decorating and baked a fresh batch of sugar cookies (Savannah's favorite), I pulled out the Piggy Paint "Color Me Happy" nail polish set I was sent to review.
"Pocketful of Posies, Jazz It Up, Dragon Tears, Girls Rule!, Forever Fancy, Mac-n-Cheese Please, Ice Cream Dream, and Tea Party for Two. Set comes packaged in this adorable box with each polish individually wrapped in colorful tissue paper!"
You should have seen their girls' eyes light up. At first, they didn't know what it was, except that it was bright colors in a tube. Savannah couldn't stop saying, "ooohhh, aahhhh" each and every time I unwrapped a new Piggy Paint nail polish to set out on the table. Once all the nail polish bottles of Piggy Paint "Color Me Happy" gift set were on the table, I asked both Savannah and Arabella which color they would like to have their nails painted. Savannah being Savannah pointed to each and every color. :-) Arabella, the more reserved one decided on pink (a great color choice, and the one I ended up painting my nails with) :-)
As we sat around the dining room table, Savannah talked out ears off :-) as my mother and I painted their finger nails. "Optional but recommended for added scratch and chip resistance: apply Piggy Paint Base coat and Topcoat, let nails air-dry briefly, then dry for one minute using blow dryer on low setting, under adult supervision (sing 2 rounds of ABC’s while blow drying for extra fun). I wasn't sure how the girls would react to the blow dryer to dry their nails, as they freak out the blow dryers in the bathrooms at restaurants as soon as they hear them -- let alone want to stick their hands under them to dry. Instead, I loved watching them wave their hands around, in order for the nail polish to dry quicker. Savannah even took turns blowing on her and sister's nails to help speed the drying process. And, once their nails were dry, they couldn't wait to show Daddy and Papa. But, before they could show off their freshly painted nails, Savannah needed to change her outfit. Right before my eyes, she was growing up. I watched as she flipped through the different outfits in her closet, finally settling on her favorite Peppa Pig striped shirt and black paints. I helped dress her, and she looked in the mirror, only to reply "looks good!" with a smile. :-) Arabella followed suit and had Nana help her choose an outfit. Then, the girls ran into the living room where the boys were watching one of the college basketball games, and started waving their hands in the air like beauty queens, to show off their Piggy Paint nail polish selection. You should have seen how proud Savannah was as she showed off her nail polish and talked to her dad about how much fun she had with sister, Nana and I, as she had her nails painted for the first time. :-)
I am so happy that I had the opportunity to have mother/daughter time with both my mom and daughters, as we pampered ourselves with Piggy Paint nail polish, while snacking on fresh baked sugar cookies Savannah helped make. Savannah is already asking when we will have pampering time again, as she wants to try out another color (or two...). This fun experience reminded me of pampering nights I had with my mom when I was a kid, when my Dad would take my brothers to the movies. My Mom would let me curl her hair and give her a new hairdo, followed up by wacky makeup makeovers (which I thought were good -- my Mom on the other hand knew she looked like a clown, but let me play beauty consultant anyway) :-) Then, we would take turns painting each others nails. These were great times, and ones I treasure to this day. And, now I can create lasting memories with my girls, thanks in part to Piggy Paint, developed by a mom especially for young girls to enjoy.
So, if you have a little princess at home, why not pick up some Piggy Paint Polish today, and schedule a fun spa/pampering day with her. We had so much fun, and I know you will, too. :-) The Piggy Paint Polish is water-based, virtually odorless, hypoallergenic, non-flammable, and free of harsh chemicals: NO formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate or acetone, making it safe to use while pregnant. And, when it comes time to remove and replace your Piggy Paint nail polish, you can also pick up a special Piggy Paint polish remover, that is low odor, acetone free, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Why not pick up a few bottles of Piggy Paint to add to your daughter's Easter basket? :-)
You can order Piggy Paint polishes and gift sets directly from the Piggy Paint website, as well as find at select Walmart stores and at walmart.com.
Make sure you use promo code "PiggyFun" at checkout at PiggyPaint.com to receive a 15% discount. Act fast, as this offer expires April 30th, 2013.
To locate a store near you or to order online, please visit www.piggypaint.com.
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Disclosure: 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.