My name is Melanie Hurley, founder of Piggy Paint. I am a mom with two very fancy little girls, ages 6 and 8,
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.
One day while we were painting nails over a foam plate, my daughter dropped a glob of her solvent-based polish
onto the plate. Shortly after, the paint began to bubble and “ate” through the plate. I looked in dismay at the hole
in the plate and decided to test all of her other “kid” polishes on the foam. Within minutes, ALL of the solvent-based
polishes began to bubble and eventually left big holes in the plate (see side menu). From that day on, I decided that
any flammable substance that could eat through foam was unacceptable for my children’s fingernails, which would
inevitably end up in their mouths.
My quest was on, and Piggy Paint was born. As you may have guessed, our polish is NOT flammable and sits beautifully
on the unaffected foam. We hope you enjoy this water-based polish that is specially formulated of natural ingredients.
Finally, a kid-friendly polish without the accompanying drawbacks of traditional polishes. It is free of formaldehyde, toluene,
phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone... and made in the USA!
From my heart to yours, I hope Piggy Paint takes the worry out of painting your nails and puts the fun back into this
enjoyable activity you can share with your daughter and other precious girls in your life