If you read my recent article on toxic nail polish, then you already know you can get a lot more than you bargain for when you paint your nails! So what’s the best non-toxic nail polish out there?
To answer this question I decided to take matters into my own hands. I contacted several non-toxic nail polish companies, and both Piggy Paint and Pure Poppet were kind enough to let me try their non-toxic water based nail polish.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical as to how well these water based nail polishes would hold up, as neither came with a base coat or top coat, but you can order them.
After much anticipation my Piggy Paint arrived first, and I was happy to receive their 3 piece Birthday Bash kit. It was full of bright colors and was excited to try it out and pleasantly surprised with the results.
Here’s the low down.
First, I applied one coat and let it dry under a fan for about 60 seconds. Then, I applied a second coat. Again, I let it dry under the fan for 60 seconds. At first, it was a little tacky to the touch, but after 3 minutes under the fan this bright pink polish was tough as nails. The stuff rocks!
The true test came several hours later in my kitchen. Day 1 with my bright pink nails, I chopped up vegetables, did some cooking and took photographs. This polish held up surprisingly well considering how tough I am on my nails. All and all it lasted beautifully for 4 days.
I absolutely love this polish and it will be a staple on my fingers and toes, so when you see me with wild colors on my fingers and toes just know I am sporting Piggy Paint.
Ironically the girl who does my nails said it smells like mud. To me, it has a clean outdoorsy smell. Whatever the smell, it is a very low odor, and I can’t wait to try out more of their colors click here .
Next up, Pure Poppet arrived at my door. Pure Poppet comes in a cute little box with bright crayon like colors. I loved the colors they sent; I received a bright green and yellow nail polish. I couldn’t wait to give the bright green polish a try.
Here’s the low down.
This nail polish is also a water based nail polish and has a fruity smell of banana leaf to it. The nail polish itself had tiny little bubbles inside the bottle.
At first, these bubbles made for a not so smooth first coat, but keep in mind I used no base coat. The first coat was applied, and I let it dry under the fan for 60 seconds. With the second coat on the bubbles smoothed out, and this polish dried a little quicker. Again, I let my fingers dry under a fan. The bright shiny green polish that I chose is a fun color to wear. For more of their colors, click here.
Although I am hooked on their colors, it did not hold up as long as the Piggy Paint, but if you love their colors as much as I do then; it is perfect for a night out on the town and the colors it comes in are both fun and safe for little kids too.
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