Sunday, March 10, 2013

Piggy Paints Cotton Candy Nail Polish Sponsor Spotlight

I know you love Piggy Paints just as much as I do and they have some of the cutest colors but the best thing I like about them is that they always come up with a theme for a Holiday. These are the ones called Cotton Candy and to me these colors reference Spring and Easter all in one swoop. Yes, they have another set especially for Easter, but I like pastels and that speaks Spring to me more than anything. I love the colors that Cotton Candy yell out to me!
The three colors above are called Clouds of Candy, Sweetpea, and Fairy Fabulous!
What I love most about Piggy Paints is that they are all natural nail polishes that you don't have to worry about your little girls getting any of the toxins that are in our big girl nail polish! And I want you to know, that during Christmas I wore their red on my toes and it stayed on for weeks before it finally had to be changed. I call that pretty impressive for a natural nail polish!
This beautiful light blue is the one called Clouds of Candy
I really loved playing around with this one, Fairy Fabulous! Who doesn't love a dark pink
And then there is Sweet Pea, a very light fairy dusting of hints of pink that make your nails blush!
These are the original Easter colors called Little Chick and I reviewed them last Easter and so that is another reason why I decided on a different set this time around for Spring and Easter. These are just as gorgeous and awesome as Cotton Candy but I just loved the sound of Cotton Candy because it makes me think of Chocolate Easter Bunnies and Cotton Candy.
Actually any candy in general, which is what our darling children want for Easter, and it's all right in moderation but I decided one year to start subbing candy with cartoon movies or animated ones and yes, one or two pieces of Easter candy, but not as much as they used to get. 
Piggy Paints has alot of different sets to choose from or you can buy them individually, it's all up to you, but they sure do know their colors and the pairings are always right on with whatever function or holiday they are meant to be worn for.
Have you seen this test that the founder of Piggy Paints did one day? Here is her story: 
One day while we were painting nails over a foam plate, my daughter dropped a glob of her solvent-based polish onto the plate. Shortly after, the paint began to bubble and “ate” through the plate.  
I looked in dismay at the hole in the plate and decided to test all of her other “kid” polishes on the foam. Within minutes, ALL of the solvent-based polishes began to bubble and eventually left big holes in the plate.   
From that day on, I decided that any flammable substance that could eat through foam was unacceptable for my children’s fingernails, which would inevitably end up in their mouths.
I had not realized that until just now. Somehow when I did the other reviews I must have overlooked this because this is really good evidence that we need to be paying attention to the chemicals that are in some of if not all of the products that we use.

And now the rest of the story that is most important:
My quest was on, and Piggy Paint was born. As you may have guessed, our polish is NOT flammable and sits beautifully on the unaffected foam. We hope you enjoy this water-based polish that is specially formulated of natural ingredients.  
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!
I learned a good lesson tonight as I read that story that even innocent things can be dangerous! Please start reading labels and know what those chemicals do or don't do before you had them over to a child under 7 or really any child but the ones under 7 are the ones more likely to want to "test" how they taste.

Lastly, I wanted to leave you with this Award that they received for having a Non-Toxic & Safe Product! And lastly, guess what? Even Celebrities get Piggy Paint for their kids! Take a look at this video I found on their site:


Connect with Piggy Paints several ways:

E-mail: | Phone: 479-361-8161 | Fax: 479-361-8163

Piggy Paints has been gracious enough to give one winner the same set, Cotton Candy to the winner of my March Into Spring Event that starts on March 11th and ends on the 25th. Open in the U.S. Only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Georgette C said...

These are adorable! The packaging really does help sell the product- the review goes a long way also, don't get me wrong. It's great that they're kid-safe also, so gifting my friend's little girl with them would not be a worrisome thing. :)

roxanne sanchez said...

Omg I been trying to find a safe nail polish for my 2 year old daughter now for to long. These colors are amazing and the fact that they won't harm my daughter is even better. Thank you so much for this review!

Melissa Storms said...

It's good to see a safe nail polish, I know I didn't really think about it years ago and painted my daughters nails with regular polish.

Jennifer Hiles said...

Such a great idea and a great Easter present. Last week the babysitter painted my daughter's (not even 2 years old) nails while I was at work and I didn't care for that at all. Kids always have their hands in their mouths so obviously a good amount of that nail polish was eaten.

Sharon Shoemaker said...

I just adore all of these colors! I love to keep my nails painted and i like to change the colors up often, keeps me feeling good :)

Carol L. said...

Love Piggy Paints and found the story amazing. Whoever thought that a nail polish would actually burn through a paper plate. just goes to show we have to pay attention to what ingredients are in products, especially where our children are concerned. Love the Sweet Pea color.
Carol L
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