Piggy Paint: Eco-Friendly Nail Polish for Kids

04/19/2012 at 02:00 PM ET
Courtesy Piggy Paint

While painting her daughters’s nails one day, Melanie Hurley noticed that drops of the traditional nail polish she was using were eroding the foam plate underneath.

Luckily, this unpleasant sighting led to a mommy call to action because it was then that Hurley decided to create a safer alternative — Piggy Paint.

The collection, which includes several bright solid and glittery colors, is made with a chemical-free, water-based formula making it completely non-toxic and odorless.

Plus, it offers the same salon-quality manicure as other polishes.

It’s no wonder celeb moms including Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling, Marcia Cross and Alyson Hannigan are fans.

To shop the full line (including the acetone-free polish remover), go to piggypaint.com. Added bonus: Until July 16, you’ll receive 15 percent off your order when you enter code: people at checkout.

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twinhappy on

Yes! Inventive moms!

Liz on

I got excited about this product until I saw that they market and sell nail polish for dogs. Dogs are not accessories!

emily on

Let me get this straight, she was worried about the chemicals in nail polish, but she was using a Styrofoam plate?

Steph on

She’s talking about that little styrofoam circle inside the lid that’s part of the packaging, although I don’t recall seeing it in polish bottles, just the remover. Although I have made that same observation and thought, hmm, that can’t be good for me.

I love piggy paints. There is no smell whatsoever.

Stacey on

Love PIGGY PAINT and love the story about how it came about! Non-toxic nail polish is the way to go!

jdawg on

Love this stuff for my baby girl. Comes off with plain rubbing alcohol…no need to buy the special remover.