I am truly guilty of putting fashion before function. I will wear shoes that hurt my feet because they are super cute, put my hair in that pony that is too tight because I am sure it makes me look a wee bit thinner, and am more worried about price point then whether my cotton is organic. Sorry.
However, when it comes to my kids, I take no chances. I buy grain fed and organic when I can, and never skimp on necessities. I am overprotective, and my girls are all kinds of spoiled. I like it this way.
I have two girls. Two very girly girls. They love all pretty things including of course painting their nails. Here is my problem. Have you ever noticed the smell when you pull out your favourite polish and doll up those little piggies? Ever stopped to think about what is causing that smell? Ever hesitated when your kids want to do it “by myself”. Have you ever thought that you don’t want your kids breathing in those junky fumes? Me too.
That is why I was very excited when I stumbled upon Piggy Paint. The polish line with the tag line “As Natural as Mud.”
Just look at what their site says:
Why is Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish the safe nail polish?
- Low Odor
- Water-based formula
- Fun, vibrant colors
- Dries to a hard, durable finish
- Safe for use during Pregnancy
I had to see for myself. The fabulous people at Stortz Associates Inc sent us some Piggy Paint products to review and see for ourselves if the claims were true.
Pictured above is Forever Fancy, Topcoat & Primecoat, Clouds of Candy and Tea Party for Two. (not shown is the Nail Polish Remover)
We got ourselves busy. The only way you could tell there was finger nail painting going on in our house was if you saw it. There was very little smell! The faint odour reminded us slightly of home made play-doh.
The names of these polishes are nothing short of fabulous and the girls loved the vibrant colours!
I have to admit, I think my toes look fantastic in Tea for Two!
We followed the directions to a T which included using the primer and top coat, and helping the drying time by using a hair dryer!
It’s been a few days now. My oldest has changed her colour oh about three times! The Nail Polish remover works quite well on the piggy paint, and again I was pleasantly surprised that there was no offensive odour! At this point, all 30 of our toes are still perfect. There are couple of touch ups needed to the fingernails, but the girls have spent about 9 hours in the pool so that is pretty good! I don’t think the nail polish is quite as durable as some others I have used but it is so much safer! More then a fair trade. I will be buying Piggy Paint for birthday gifts and whole heartedly recommending this product to my friends.
I am very happy to announce that I get to do 2 giveaways! Yes 2!!
FOUR of Piggy Paints Hottest Colours and a Low Odor No Acetone Remover!
One for my Canadian readers and one for my readers from the United States! Woo Hoo. Want to know how to enter?
Mandatory Entry:-Indicate US or CAN
1. Take a look at some of the fabulous colours Piggy Paint carries. Tell me, which colour is your favourite? (Don’t forget to put US or CAN)
Your entry should look like this:
US-I love Tea for Two
Easy Extra Entries:-
EACH ENTRY MUST INDICATE US OR CAN
1. Follow me publicly on Google or tell me you already do
Again it should look like this CAN- I follow on GFC
1. Vote for me here! Babble has me on their list. Woo Hoo. I’m at #69 right now. Just give me the thumbs up and then tell me that you did.
2. Follow me on Twitter @SassyModernMom or tell me that you already do, and give this giveaway a tweet. Leave your twitter name! You can tweet once every 24 hours. Just cut and paste:
2 Piggy Paint Giveaways! 4 Polishes & Remover US & CAN.Polish thats safe & Natural as Mud. @SassyModernMom #GiveAway http://bit.ly/dAj156
3. Since you are on Twitter follow PiggyPaint!
4. Give me a new Vote at “Top Mommy Blogger” by following this link:
Top Mommy Blogs. You can do this once a day all week, then come on back and tell me you did! Thanks!
5. Like Piggy Paint on Facebook!
6. Like me on my facebook page! Please. It’s right there on the sidebar!
Again, PLEASE…leave separate comments for each entry and make sure I can contact you!! Leave me a valid e-mail address!
Contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States.
Closes Friday Aug 13th.
Two winners will be picked by Random.org and will have 72 hours to respond once they are contacted or a new winner will be drawn.
Disclosure: I was provided with the above mentioned products in order to give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the product provided.
*photo credits to PiggyPaint and How To Survive Life In The Suburbs!