No More Icky Chemical Scents! A Piggy Paint Nail Polish Review
What’s your least favourite part of wearing nail polish? I know for me, it has to be the scent. Nothing like a good ol’ whiff of chemicals while you’re painting your nails, right? ? So, imagine my joy when I found out that there was such a thing as odorless nail polish! I actually came across this particular polish randomly on Craigslist believe it or not- someone had advertised some “Piggy Paint” for sale. Naturally, I went off to google and research everything I could find about the product and….turns out, it’s a odorless, non-toxic nail polish. Yes puhleez!
What is Piggy Paint?
The founder of Piggy Paint, Melanie Hurley, has always been a little put off by the idea of applying flammable chemicals on the nails of her two little girls. Her quest to create a kid-friendly nail polish was later born when she witnessed a glob of nail polish dissolve a hole on a foam plate (which they were painting their nails over). Enter Piggy Paint! ?
Unlike traditional types of nail polish, Piggy Paint is water-based, not flammable, and is specially formulated of natural ingredients. Free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate, and acetone, it’s as gentle as they come! It really is as “Natural as Mud!” At around ~$7-10 a bottle, Piggy Paint isn’t really all that different from traditional nail polish, cost-wise.
But wait, that’s not all! Piggy Paint has also recently started a line of polish for your fur babies- yes! Now your dogs can look fabulously stylish alongside with you!
What Colors Do They Have For Piggy Paint?
So you’re probably thinking, “Okay so it’s odorless and non-toxic, awesome! But what colors do they have?” Behold people, for Piggy Paint comes in over 30 different colors and shades! Pinks, purples, greens, yellows…you name it, they have it! Not to mention they also have their own special formulations of base/top coats.
My Experience With Piggy Paint Nail Polish
What would a post be without a review of the product? Allow me to review Piggy Paint for you guys! I bought the dual pack from Amazon for ~$20CAD (love their free 2 day shipping)- it came with two colors, a pink and a purple. Both shades are also slightly metallic- love it!! And can we also just take 20 seconds to admire the wrapping/presentation? How cute is that? Definitely gives you that “home-made” vibe.
My first impression- “Wow, these things are watery!” You could tell just how aqueous the formulation was by shaking the bottle. Hmm, first thing on the ingredient list? Aqua. Well, that checks out! And of course, twisting open the lid there’s none of that chemical scent. Is this really nail polish??
This odorless polish really just glides right onto your nails! The fact that it’s also quite watery made it especially easy to control and apply. I also love how it’s not goopy at all- that means less mistakes and more perfection. For a water-based nail polish, you’d assume it to be pretty translucent but in fact, it was quite opaque!! I loved both the pink and the purple but I’m especially partial to the purple- it’s vibrant, yet not too “in-your-face.” The pink is a little brighter than the purple, but still has the subtle metallic-ness to it, a very nice color.
In terms of drying time, Piggy Paint is formulated so that it dries faster (and possibly better) if blow dried on a low setting after being air dried for a minute. Here’s what the instructions said:
“For maximum chip resistance, air dry polished nails for 1 minute and then blow dry nails for 1 minute with hair dryer set on warm heat/low dryer setting.”
So all in all, it only takes ~2 minutes to dry and that’s if you decide to blow dry it after air drying it. Definitely beats having to wait >10 minutes for the nail polish to dry!
Overall Verdict on Piggy Paint Nail Polish
This stuff is amazing, seriously. I love how my room doesn’t smell like horrible chemicals even after I’ve spent what seems like hours painting my nails. I love the cute packaging. I love how fast it dries. The only thing I don’t like about it…why isn’t it available at more local stores (at least in Canada)?! I have no problem getting it on Amazon (since you know, free two day shipping and all) but it would be nice to be able to see all the different colors physically at a store.
Try it out guys, you won’t be disappointed!