Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Piggy Paint Nail Polish Review & Giveaway

If you are a woman or live with a woman, you surely are familiar with the smell of nail polish. When someone paints their nails, the entire room fills with that smell. Can an odor that strong be safe? No probably not. And how about your traditional nail polish remover - that smells even worse than the polish! Well, Melanie Hurley, founder of Piggy Paint, wasn't too thrilled with these smells either.

"I am a stay-at-home mom with two very fancy little girls, ages 2 and 4, who love to have their fingernails painted. I've always hated the thought of my kiddos putting their hands in their mouths after I painted their nails with traditional kid polishes. Not only did the ingestion of the chemicals worry me, but the smell nearly left me light-headed after painting two sets of fingernails and toenails."

"Piggy Paint is specially formulated from God's natural ingredients and dries to a hard, durable finish. There are no toxic chemicals; it's free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone."
Piggy Paint was kind enough to send me a bottle of their natural nail polish and polish remover to test out. I received a bottle of the Girls Rule color which is a bright shimmery magenta. The first thing I did was use the Piggy Paint nail polish remover to take off the polish already on my toes (which was a different natural brand). As per the instructions you soak a cotton ball or cotton pad then hold it on your nail for 30 seconds to soak in, then rub off the polish. I've had people tell me they can't get natural nail polishes to come off. I will say that they do take a little more elbow grease, but by following these instructions it came off pretty easily. And hey, I burned a few extra calories for my hard work.

I always have nail polish on my toes because it makes my feet look a little nicer.
Piggy Paint recommends doing 2-3 thin coats and then allowing to air dry for 60 seconds. For maximum chip resistance, you can then blow dry your nails for a few minutes. The first thing I loved about both the polish and remover is they are virtually odor free. The only way you smell anything is if you put your nose right up to the open bottle and even then it is very faint. Now I put on only one coat of the Girls Rule nail polish because well, I'm lazy. But it was the perfect amount of color for me. Here are my scary feet all prettied up with Piggy Paint.


Now I don't have any daughters of my own (sigh) but we do have a lot of nieces so this is definitely something I would buy for them. It is safe and natural and even made in the U.S.A! I would definitely recommend these for the little girl in your life. Even Tori Spelling loves Piggy Paint! Check out pictures from her daughter's first birthday party.

Shop
You can purchase all Piggy Paint products directly on their website and receive FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders over $25. Plus you can save 15% off your order with an exclusive coupon code for Green Mama's Pad readers. Just use the code GREEN15L which expires on October 31, 2009.

***Giveaway Closed***

Giveaway
One lucky reader will win a $15 gift certificate code to use at the Piggy Paint online store.

Mandatory Entry
Visit the Piggy Paint site and then leave me a comment telling me what your favorite Piggy Paint color is and what you would buy if you won the $15 gift certificate. Please leave a valid email address where Piggy Paint can contact you should you win.

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- Leave a comment on any non-giveaway post and let me know which one.

This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ only and will end on Tuesday, September 22nd at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize otherwise a new winner will be picked. You must leave your e-mail address in all of your comment(s) so I can contact you. I will not share your e-mail address with anyone, it will strictly be used to notify you if you win. Good luck!

Please note that the above review is based solely on my experiences with this product. You may have a different experience or result than I did.


110 comments:

  1. We're waiting for our Piggy Paint from Paula's co-op but I'd love a gift cert for more. I'm sure Caitlin's friends would love it.

    Ellen
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  2. I subscribed to your blog also.

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  3. I'm a fan of Green Mama's pad on facebook

    Ellen
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  4. Sleepover Polish and id either buy it or the Ghouls Wanna Have Fun Gift Pack

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  5. Girls Rule is my favorite, and that's what I'd get for my God-daughter.

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  6. I love the Forever Fancy. I'd definitely get this one for my daughter.

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  7. I would love to have the Forever Fancy color and I would spend my gift certificate on the Princess Piggy Package. Too cute!!

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  9. I like the ice cream dream color

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  10. email subscriber

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  11. I like Angel Kisses color.

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  12. I follow you on twitter.
    Oh, and I would put my gift cert. towards a gift pack if I won.

    Thanks!

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  13. mverno@roadrunner.com angel kiss

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  14. My favorite is Girls Rule and I'd get the Girl's rule gift pack since it has remover and two polishes.

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  15. Angel Kisses. If I won, I'd buy the Nail Polish

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  16. I subscribe via email.

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  17. My favorite nailpolish is the Tea Party for Two! Neat!

    I would buy that color with the gc along with Angel Kisses! Very pretty!
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  18. I love the forever fancy! So cute!

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  19. I follow on blogger!
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  20. I subscribe via email!
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  21. Tweet! 09/08 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/3851570762
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  23. I would use the certificate towards the Ribbons, Bows, and Toes gift pack. Very nice!

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  24. I love the "Girls Rule" polish. I would put the GC towards the Girls Rule! gift pack!

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  25. Became a fan of piggy pain on FB

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  26. I'd choose Glass Slippers and probably the Remover.

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  27. I'm a subscriber.

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  28. I follow on Twitter and tweeted:

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  29. I'm a fan of GMP on FB!

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  30. I'm a fan of PP on FB!

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  31. I love the Mac and Cheese!! Thanks for the chance.
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  32. I love the mac and cheese please color. If I won I would probably get teh Girls Rule! Gift Pack for my daughter who loves all things pink.

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  33. Love the Dandelion Dance! I would buy that and the polish remover!

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  34. I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted! http://twitter.com/her5boys480/status/3872716566

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  35. My favorite color is Angel Kisses and if I were the lucky winner I would get the Fight Breast Cancer pack.

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  36. I love Girls Rule! so of course I would get the Girls Rule! Gift Set!
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  37. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/3938150251
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  38. Forever Fancy is my favorite color and if I won I would buy a couple of bottles of that.
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  39. I follow you on Blogger.
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  40. Subscriber by RSS Feed.
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  41. Fan on your Facebook.
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  42. Fan of Piggy Paint on Facebook.
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  43. I left a comment at Remembering September 11 post.
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  44. Tweet! 09/13 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/3953748268
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  45. I love the angel kisses color and would purchase that and a bottle of the remover for a gift for my niece!

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  46. Love Clouds of Candy. I would get that and some remover.

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  47. tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3986744469

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  48. I like the Forever Fancy polish and if I won I would probably get that and the candy-coated polish!
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  49. I follow your blog through blogger!
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  50. I subscribe by e-mail
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  51. Faved you on Technorati (Rdemille)
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  52. Facebook Fan of Green Mama's Pad!
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  53. Facebook Fan of Piggy Paint!
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  54. Follow you and Piggy Paint on Twitter and Tweeted! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/3994944371
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  55. I would get the Twinkle Toes nail Polish color
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  56. Tweet! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/4046388706
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  59. Tweet! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/4108036710

    *Just realized I've been missing the a in my e-mail...so if I win...this is the CORRECT address!!!!*:

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  60. I love ice cream dream
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  61. I subscribe
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  62. I follow
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  63. Tweet! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/4125343869
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  64. I like the Color Angel Kisses. I would the Girl's Rule gift pack.

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  65. Tweet! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/4146744374
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  66. I love the Ice Cream Dream. I'd get that and the remover.

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  67. I love the Tea Party for Two and I'd buy the Clown-N-Around gift pack!

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  68. I like Forever Fancy, and I'd buy that plus a bottle of remover. Thanks!

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  69. I like Dragon Tears and would get the Ghouls Wanna Have Fun Gift Pack
    for my niece. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  70. My favorite is Girls Rule! With the gift certificate, I'd buy the Fight Breast Cancer 2 Polish Pack. Thanks!

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  71. Love the names hehee... I think just because of the name I like the Dragon Tears.. Would buy the Twinkle toes or Candy-Coated

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  72. I love Forever Fancy. I would buy a few nail polishes for my baby girl.

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  73. I love the Angel Kisses color. Thank you

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  74. I subscribed. Thank you

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  75. I love the dragon tears color. I would get the ghouls want to have fun pack for halloween for my daughter

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  76. Forever Fancy is so pretty! I would like this for our little girl and also myself! Why not?!

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  77. I know my daughter would love to try this! She is a pink fanatic, so I think Forever Fancy would be our choice, I'd get one of those for her.

    Thanks!
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  78. Tweet! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/4299100213
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  79. Angel Kisses is my fave color so I'd get that for my niece!
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  80. I'm a subscriber
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  81. I'm follower
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  82. I would love to get 'Forever Fancy' for my daughter since that is my fave shade! trixpixel[at]gmail.com

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  83. Angel Kisses is my favorite. I would buyit for my granddaughter. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  84. I like Girl's Rule.
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  85. Button on my blog.
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  87. my favorite Piggy Paint color is forever fancy. i would buy this with the gift certificate.

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