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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

{Piggy Paint} Review & GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

 Piggy Paint creates "non-toxic, odorless, kid-friendly" finger nail polishes & removers designed especially for your little tykes. So they, too, can share in on some girly-nail-polish-goodness but do so without being exposed to toxic, harsh chemicals & odors!



Now, how Piggy Paint came about is a fascinating {and scary!} story.  It all began when founder Melanie Hurley was painting her daughters' nails with "kid polishes," mind you.  While painting them over a foam plate, some polish spilled onto the plate.  And shortly after, the paint started to bubble and "eat" through the plate!  {Can you imagine?!}  So she tested all their other "kid" polishes and got the same results.  It was at that point that Melanie knew she must create her own safe child nail polishes {Thanks, Melanie!}!



The polishes come in cutesy names your daughter will love ~ from "Angel Kisses" to "Girls Rule!"  They also feature a "Project Earth" line with names like "Eat Your Peace" and "Solar Power."  Additionally, they offer many inordinary yet "in" colors your girls will love - from their blue "Tea Party for Two" to their green "Dragon Tears."

We were sent the "Forever Fancy" nail polish {a vibrant pink!} and the polish remover from Piggy Paints.  Now, being as my baby girl is just a couple months old, I didn't use these on her.  I did use them on myself, however, in order to see just how well these Piggy Paints worked!



Piggy Paint does recommend using 2-3 coats, and I found that 2 was just fine.  Per their instructions, you let the paint dry for one minute and then blow dry for 1 minute.  This worked perfectly, and even without a top/protectant sealer/coat, the paint lasted a week before I started to see some wear on the edges!  This is pretty impressive, as I wear sandals every day here, too {being in the desert in the summer, especially!}! I especially like this fast-drying trait for little {squirmy} ones!

The nail polish remover has virtually no scent, which is a huge bonus {particularly when using with little ones}.  I certainly found that it doesn't remove nail polish nearly as effectively or as quickly as a regular remover, though.  You do need to press a saturated cotton ball onto the nail and even then rub more after that.  Even doing so, I found I wasn't getting all the polish off.  And 30 seconds per toe is just a bit much, in my opinion.  That being said, I guess if you're using it on itty bitty toes, it might go more quickly.  I don't have the patience to use on my own toes, however, so I'm thinking neither would a little one.

So my ultimate feeling on these if that they are a truly superior option for their paints ~ no chemical-ly smells, non-toxic, natural AND just as durable as the "regular" polishes out there!  I would forgo the remover for myself, however, and use only on the little ones...it certainly takes longer & is more difficult to remove, but if you truly want to keep the harmful chemicals away from them, then it's the way to go.

BUY IT!  I think these would make fabulous birthday gifts!  As Piggy paint states, it's as "natural as mud," so there's no harm in its use!  Visit Piggy Paint to purchase your own natural nail polish for just $8.99 a bottle {a bit pricey at first glance, but really a small price to pay for peace of mind that your child won't be exposed to nasty chemicals!}. Enjoy 10% off your entire order with code: COUTURE10L {expires August 31, 2010). They also offer FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $35 {in the USA}!

WIN IT!  One lucky Haute Tot & Baby Couture reader will win a $15 gift card to use on their website!

Mandatory Entry!
Visit Piggy Paint & come back here to tell me which color you like best AND one of their gift sets they sell (1 entry)! Be sure to leave your email address in the entry so that I have a way to contact the winner! If there is NO EMAIL left, another winner will be drawn. Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen. Entrants can enter through July 20th. Winner to be chosen July 21st, 2010 {open INTERNATIONALLY!}!

Additional Entries!
Once you've completed the mandatory entries, do any of the following for more chances to win! {Again, please be sure to leave your email address in each entry!}

*Subscribe to our blog (2 entries possible; 1 via google & 1 via email feedburner (must be activated to count as entry)).

*Include our blog in your blog roll and include URL (1 entry).

*Become a fan of Adam's Blankie on Facebook (1 entry).

*Become a fan of Piggy Paint on Facebook (1 entry).

*Follow Piggy Paint on twitter for secret sales & special offers (1 entry)!

*Follow Adam's Blankie on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway with the following tweet, (1 entry - can be done daily):
"Win a $15 gift card from @piggypaint and @adamsblankie! Enter at www.hautetotandbabycouture.blogspot.com!"
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*Post our blog buttons on your blog and include link to blog. (6 entries possible - 3 for Adam's Blankie Etsy shop button and 3 for Haute Tot Couture blog button).

*Blog about this giveaway and include the link to your post (3 entries).

*Enter any of our other current giveaways for one entry each (up to 3 entries possible) and leave a comment letting me know which giveaway/s you entered.

Please note, I was not paid to do this review.
Opinions are strictly my own, and no one or nothing else has influenced me in my review.


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
WINNER: KATIE


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29 comments:

socmama said...

I like the Twinkle Toes color. And the Cotton Candy Gift Set looks like fun!

Katie said...

I think Angel Kisses is pretty, and the Girls Rule! Gift Set.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Ames said...

Candy Coated

Cotton Candy Gift Set

Busy Working Mama said...

I love the candy coded color and I like the girls rule set!

Jessica said...

My favourite colour is Ice Cream Dream! For the gift set, I really like Ribbons, Bows, and Toes Gift Set.

I'd love to win the gift certificate, because I'll definitely be placing an order for some of those adorable polishes! Thanks for the discount code :)

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bethany said...

I love the Tea Party for Two! Love Piggy Paints too :) I like the Clouds of Candy gift set! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

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bethany said...

Subscribe via Google friends (the ivy twines)

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bethany said...

Like Adam's Blankie on Facebook (bethany kost cooney)

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bethany said...

Follow Piggy Paint on Twitter! (theivytwines)
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bethany said...

follow you on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/theivytwines/statuses/18498185326

Thanks!!

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bethany said...

Entered Ringley giveaway!

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Thanks :)

bethany said...

Entered Boob design

Thanks!
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bethany said...

Entered no slip hair clippy too! Thanks again!

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Kendra said...

I like the angel kisses and the cotton candy gift set!

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Claude said...

I love Twinkle Toes!
Gift set: Flower Power.

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

I follow via GFC

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica said...

Subscribed via Google (I hope I did that right - it shows up in my Google Reader)

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Jessica said...

Subscribed via email too!

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Lexigurl said...

I love sometimes sweet!
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Lexigurl said...

I am a GFC follower!
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Lexigurl said...

I am an email subscriber!
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Lexigurl said...

I follow piggy paint on twitter @lexigurl_17

Lexigurl said...

I entered the pretty peacock giveaway!
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Lexigurl said...

I entered the BOOB giveaway!
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Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I love Tea party & for gift sets I love the cotton candy set. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I follow Piggy paint on Twitter. (dramaqueensmum)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Follow you on Twitter & tweeted. http://twitter.com/dramaqueensmum/status/19021783880

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Follow you through rs feed. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

ewhatley said...

fave color is forever fancy; fave set is toe-tally fancy

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