Friday, May 3, 2013

How To Give Your 2 Year Old A Manicure
     From Day One I knew my Sophia would be just like me. A girly girl who didn't mind playing with Hot Wheels or Super Hero's. So when she started asking me to paint her nails - usually non-stop the whole time I am attempting to do mine - I went out looking for a safer alternative to regular polish. Something I felt comfortable enough putting on my precious little princess.

     I first mentioned in my 2013 First Quarter Favorites Video this remarkable brand named Piggy Paint was exactly the type of product I was looking for. Without their products I would not be doing my daughters nails for fear of all the harsh chemicals that goes along with normal nail polish wearing. I mean she is only 2 years old, so fingers in the mouth - especially while she eats , yea forks apparently aren't in the Sophia's Princess world - meaning regular polish and polish remover was not an option.
Piggy Paint not only comes in age appropriate colors but is also the perfect safe alternative I was looking for to use on my princess.
Some of the benefits of Piggy Paint
Low Odor
Water-based formula
Fun, vibrant colors
Dries to a hard, durable finish
and perfectly safe for use during Pregnancy!
 In this video I show how I do Sophia's nails and toes. I did skip through a bit since it does get redundant but y'all will get the drift :-) 

Sophia's Piggy Paint Collection -
Groovy Grape, Sea-quin, Fairy Fabulous, LOL, Puttin' on the Glitz and Jazz it Up
* some of these were sent to me to try out and review while others we purchased on our own.

This is the Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover - totally Acetone free while also Low Odor, Hypoallergenic
and Biodegradable.
Some additional info from the Piggy Paint site:
Piggy Paint Ingredients: Water, acrylates copolymers, melia azadirachta (neem oil). May contain: mica, red 34 lake, ultramarines, titanium dioxide, iron oxide pigments.

How to Apply:

Wash hands with soap and water.
Apply 2 -3 thin coats of Piggy Paint.
Air dry 60 seconds.
Blow dry polished nails for 1 minute with hair dryer set on warm heat/low blower setting. For safety purposes, please follow manufacturer’s instructions on blow dryer and always monitor your child.

Overall : I think Piggy Paint and their products are wonderful !! I firmly believe that everyone should be able to feel pretty and good about themselves. I know that sometimes it is as simple as changing my polish that gives me just a little pick me up. 

Now I am glad I can share this experience and girly activity with my Sophia. She doesn't have to feel left out next time mommy has a glass of wine and sits to do her nails - well her glass will have cranberry juice not wine. :)


  1. Great share! My daughter is also 2 and every time I break out the nail polish to do my nails she begs to get her nails pretty as well. I'll have to pick some of these up for her as a special treat because I don't like using my nail polishes on her because she also hates using her fork. :/

  2. This is cute, thank you for sharing. How long does it last? How many days before it starts to peel off?

  3. thanks for the tips. i have a 4 year old and have a hard time painting her nails. it's a fun, girly ritual that a mom should share with her daughter. i'm gonna have to check out piggy paint. i'd never heard of it before. but i'd feel better about using a product like that when i do her nails. thanks.

  4. this is so cute and perfect advice! i've been wanting to paint my almost 2 year old's nails but didn't know how or when or with what! :) thank you!

  5. I have a two and a six year old who LOVE LOVE LOVE getting their nails done. I'm definitely going to look into this product because it seems someone always has their hands in their mouth around here.

  6. I have a two and a six year old who LOVE LOVE LOVE getting their nails done. I will definitely look into this product because it seems like someone always has their fingers in their mouth around here.