Natural as mud! Eco-friendly, non-toxic nail polish is finally here! We searched high and low for a safer way for our kids to paint their piggies and we are so happy to find this made in the USA, mom-owned, non-smelly brand - Piggy Paints!
Piggy Paints come in fun vibrant colors, dry to a hard durable finish, and are non-toxic, water-based, and safe for use during pregnancy.
Let your child paint your fingernails or toenails. If you’re worried about it looking (well, like a child painted your nails), opt for the toenails…you can always put socks on in public! This helps develop fine-motor skills and gives your child a chance to exert his/her independence.
Water, acrylates copolymer, neem oil. May contain the following colorants (depending on shade): Red 34 Lake, ultramarines, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, red 28, yellow 10, violet 2, zinc sulfide/copper, copper flake, orange 5, and red 22. Every ingredient in the polish is biodegradable with no traces or residues left behind. Free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, Bisphenol A, ethyl acetate and acetone.
How Do I Use It? Any Tips?
1. Wash hands with soap and water 2. Apply 2 - 3 coats 3. Allow to air dry 60 seconds NOTE: Use of a top coat will decrease the scent. For maximum chip resistance, blow-dry polished nails for 1 minute with hair dryer set on warm heat/low blower setting. For safety purposes, please follow manufacturer’s instructions on blow dryer and always monitor your child.
Product Origin: Made in USA
From the founder of Piggy Paint
"From my heart to yours, I hope Piggy Paint takes the worry out of painting your nails and puts the fun back into this enjoyable activity you can share with your daughter and other precious girls in your life. Finally, a kid-friendly polish without the accompanying drawbacks of traditional polishes. It is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone… and made in the USA! Say good-bye to harsh, smelly chemicals and hello to Piggy Paint . . . it’s as Natural as Mud®!"
For the past 8 years, our (Piggy Paint's) mission has been to create non-toxic, premium products. Products that are worry-free and completely safe for kids – our kids and your kids. With an ethical, eco-minded vision, our company strives to offer the most natural nail polish on the planet. This advanced, water-based formula is better than 3 free, better than 5, 7, or 10 free – it’s free ofALLharsh chemicals!
How large is a bottle of Piggy Paint Nail Polish and Remover? Piggy Paint Nail Polish is the size of a "normal" bottle of polish (0.5 fl. oz./15 ml), yet has a skinny brush that works well on small nails. Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover is 4 fl. oz./120 ml.
Why is Piggy Paint as Natural as Mud? Piggy Paint is as Natural as Mud in the sense that every ingredient in the polish is biodegradable with no traces or residues left behind, thus it would make an excellent addition to your mulch pile. The acrylic resins are present in the polish in the form of latexes-emulsions in water-very similar in form and function to milk. The term "resin" is quite generic and refers to any polymer which can form a film as it dries. In this sense, proteins, celluloses, sugars, and DNA, to name a few "natural" polymers, are resins and none of these are any less harmful than the resins we use in our polish.
Why does my nail polish look milky? Is it still safe to use? Some of the polishes may have a milky appearance that will disappear upon drying. The polish is still fine to use and will appear vibrant on your nails.
What should I do if there is separation in the nail polish? Although separation is very minor, occasionally a light ring of color will appear at the top of the bottle. Simply shake the bottle to mix the polish.
What is the shelf life of your polish? Piggy Paint has a shelf life of several years, though there may be a slight tendency for the polish to thicken as the months go by. To correct this, add a drop or two of water to the bottle and give it a good shake!
What should I do if my polish thickens up? If thinning is needed, add 1 or 2 drops of water, and shake well. For best results, gently remove any nail polish clumps present on the brush with a paper towel.
Is there anything toxic in the nail polish? No. There are no toxic chemicals. The resins are polyacrylic latexes with residual monomers well below 100 parts per million. The only co-solvent is a diglycol ether. All colorants are FDA-certified for cosmetic use.
Which glycol ethers are used in the polish? While there are some indications that two glycol ethers, monomethyl and monobutyl ethylene glycol, may have some potential for harm, the diethylene and dipropylene glycol ethers as a class have been proven safe for human contact. Of these two classes we have chosen to use monobutyl diethylene glycol because of its high boiling point (low flammablility), it's approval for use in California as a non-VOC solvent, its water solubility and its biodegradability. What should be done to prepare nails before putting on the polish? Simply, clean nails with Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover or soap and water. Healthy nails naturally produce a mixture of oils and proteins, which serve to protect, beautify and enhance their appearance. Normal nail polishes remove these substances from the nails, requiring the user to prepare their nails with other products. However, since Piggy Paint Nail Polish is a waterborne polish, it does not remove the oils so your nails remain strong and healthy.
How long will it take for my nails to dry? Piggy Paint dries to a tack-free state nearly as fast as regular polish, though it takes longer to reach its ultimate hardness. We recommend using multiple thin coats since they will dry faster than one thick coat. If your hands are cold, the temperature is cool, or there is high humidity in the area, it may take longer for the coats to dry. For maximum chip resistance, use the following application instructions: 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Apply 2 -3 thin coats of Piggy Paint™. 3. Air dry 60 seconds. 4. Blow dry polished nails for 1 minute with hair dryer set on warm heat/low blower setting. For safety purposes, please follow manufacturer’s instructions on blow dryer and always monitor your child.
Do I have to use a blow dryer to dry the nails? No, but it is recommended for maximum chip resistance. Since Piggy Paint™ is water-based and does not contain harsh chemicals, it takes approximately 4 to 6 hours for ultimate hardness to be reached. The blow dryer just speeds up this process. Another alternative is to wait and polish your child’s nails after bath time, before they go to bed. This will allow the polish to cure overnight. How hard is it to remove the polish? Do I need nail polish remover? Piggy Paint can be removed within 1-3 days with rubbing alcohol. Afterwards, the polish becomes increasingly more difficult to remove, particularly for dry, porous nails or toenail, and a nail polish remover is necessary. Our Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover is specially formulated for our polish, though it will remove solvent-based polishes as well. Soak nails for 30 seconds with a cotton ball saturated with Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover.
Will Piggy Paint Nail Polish stains come out of carpet? On the carpets we tested, Piggy Paint Nail Polish was easily removed, as long as the stain was taken care of quickly (before it dries). We have had several customers praise Piggy Paint for not ruining their hardwood floors, as well as their carpets. This is not a guarantee; but you have a much better chance of saving your floors with Piggy Paint Nail Polish, since solvent-based polish stains set in immediately.