Friday (June 15th) is National FlipFlop Day, so I am sharing my favorite way to pretty up my toesies.
I love having my toe nails painted. When we started our natural living journey I wondered if I would ever be able to have my toesies all pretty again-your nails and skin do absorb a lot. Then I found Piggy Paint.
It is water based and it is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, Bisphenol A, ethyl acetate, and acetone- ingredients that have been linked to many health issues yet are found in a lot of polishes out there. There are over 30 colors to choose from as well.
I was a bit skeptical of how well it would hold up at first, but it has actually lasted me much longer than the one professional pedicure that I have had!
How to Get Great Results From Your Piggy Paint
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Remember, when applying polishes, use three strokes of your brush and always go just under the tip of the nail as well as the nail bed.
Using the base and top coats is the key to getting the most out of your polish. It adds layers of chip and scratch resistance.
- Remove any old polish.
- Wash hands/feet and nails.
- Apply an even layer of base coat and allow to dry to the touch (does not take very long).
- Apply 2-3 even coats of color desired. Use a blow dryer on warm/low heat to dry for 60 seconds between coats for added chip resistance.
- If you want to use any nail decals, now is the time to add those.
- Apply coat of top coat and use blow dryer for 60 seconds.
- Apply coat of base coat for added sealing and protection.
It takes a bit more work, but it does last quite a while on the toesies, and it is non-toxic, so it is something that I feel okay with using on my nails, as well as my little girlie’s nails.
There are some other cleaner brands of nail polish out there, but I do not have any experience with those. Perhaps in the future I will give them a shot and let you know!