Sunday, November 23, 2008
I stopped wearing nail polish many years ago after I learned about all the nasty stuff that is in it. And it's not like I stopped needed it. My toe nails are not a pretty thing. From all the years of running, well, I'll spare you the details.
So I was happy to get an email about Piggy Paint. This company makes non-toxic nail polish for children, but also for anyone who doesn't want to pollute their lungs, body and the environment.
Created by a stay at home mom who wanted to spare her children the exposure to chemicals from regular nail polishes, and feeling lightheaded herself after applying it to her girls, she started Piggy Paint to make a safer alternative. It's water based, and they've had all the ingredients tested for safety by the Center for Toxicology at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. The nail polishes are: "free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone... and made in the USA!" according to the Piggy Paint website.
And there are many fun and funky colors to choose from. Prices start from $9.99 for a bottle, and the nail polish remover is $10.50. They have cute little sets as well for $26.50. And right now, shipping is free for orders over 25 bucks.
I am not eager, however, to paint my daughter's toenails. This isn't for reasons of toxicity (now that Piggy Paint has solved that problem), but for the simple reason that I don't want her to think she needs any nail polish or makeup to be beautiful. I know I will have to these issues face soon enough. Of course, dear readers, you may have a different opinion, or girls over 3 years old! So I offer you Piggy Paint, for healthier girls (and mamas) and a less toxic world.
Be sure to get some of the nail polish remover to take it all off when you need to!