Creating a brand that kids love and parents trust is no easy job. But Melanie Hurley, founder of Piggy Paint kid-friendly nail polish, knows a thing or two about what makes kids smile (and parents breathe a sigh of relief). For the last 11 years, this mother and businesswoman has reinvented nail polish, crafting vibrant, cheerful shades that are safe to use on little hands and teeny toes. Now families can enjoy mini manicures and pedicures at home without worrying about fumes, formaldehyde, and other chemicals found in conventional polishes. Here’s more on what makes Piggy Paint so exceptional.
The History of Piggy Paint
Entrepreneur and mother of two Melanie Hurley founded Piggy Paint back in 2008 when her daughters were 2 and 4 years old. Hurley’s girls loved having their nails painted, but the potential exposure to harsh chemicals was a source of concern. So Hurley set out to formulate a kid-friendly nail polish alternative that was safe enough for the littlest “piggies.”
Piggy Paint Company Mission
Piggy Paint offers nail polishes that are water-based and “as natural as mud,” so that parents don’t have to worry about little ones sticking their painted nails in their mouths (and, let’s face it, they probably will). The products are free of harsh chemicals and strong odors and come in a variety of fun colors, making at-home manis and pedis an experience the entire family can feel good about.
Benefits of Piggy Paint
Unlike many nail polishes on the market, which contain harsh chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (to name a few), Piggy Paint is completely nontoxic. Here are some of the additional benefits you can expect from this kid-focused brand:
- Water-based formulas that don’t wash or peel off
- Virtually odorless
- Safe for all ages
- Dozens of vibrant shades to choose from (including shimmer and glitter options)
- Made in the United States
- No parabens or alcohol
Top Piggy Paint Products
Gear up for a mani-pedi party with these nontoxic, kid-approved favorites from the brand.
Piggy Paint Forever Fancy Nail Polish
Treat little fingers and toes to a bright, glittery pink polish. It dries with a hard, durable finish that’s strong enough to keep up with rough-and-tumble kiddos.
There’s nothing worse than stinky nail polish remover that’s loaded with chemicals (especially when it comes to little ones). This non-acetone, low-odor formula is extra gentle and made with moisturizing aloe vera and vitamin E.
Base Coat & Sealer
Keep chips in check with this base and top coat rolled into one. Swipe on as a foundation before applying polish and add another coat on top to seal the deal.
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