These Little Piggies
With spa-themed kids birthday parties on the rise, it’s got smart moms thinking about how to make sure their children can play with cosmetics and nail polish, without being exposed to toxic chemicals. Thanks to Piggy Paint founder (and super smart mom) Melanie Hurley, little ones can paint away with water-based colors like Clouds of Candy (pastel blue), Dragon Tears (light green pearl), and Glass Slippers (clear sparkle top coat).
Vetted by our expert tester (Zem’s six-year-old daughter, Zoe), the “natural as mud” polishes were given two bright pink thumbs up, with extra praise for the biodegradable, odorless polish remover – it really works! While the polishes run a little more than the $2.99 tag associated with most drugstore sparkly bottles, the $9.99 per bottle is well worth it, knowing that you won’t have to worry about toxic, smelly chemicals on young hands and feet (or in their mouths). They also have a vast variety of girly gift sets like Little Miss Firecracker for the 4th of July or Candy Corn for Halloween that make perfect gifts and are safe for little noses—and the environment.
For an added bonus, check out the ways you can use Piggy Paint as a learning tool – like teaching your child colors and patterns, reinforcing that beauty and brains go hand-in-hand from an early age.
As if that wasn’t enough, during the month of October Piggy’s Fight Breast Cancer gift set is on sale and 10 percent sales go toward The Susan G. Komen Foundation For The Cure. This news gets two oinks of approval.