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Getting bored being stuck inside, especially with kids? Why not incorporate a little self-care for both you and your little ones? Go ahead… turn on relaxing music, get comfy, and treat hands to a little DIY manicure for all those quarantined. Your spa nail appointment is nonexistent and kids are home from school so what do you have to lose? If you’re like me and my daughter, rampant handwashing and sanitizer have done a number on our fingers, causing patches of dryness and cracks. Plus, seeing a little bit of color on fingernails always lifts our spirts.
Are your kids always begging you to paint their nails? My 2-year-old already has nail FOMO whenever she sees me with a new lacquer and wants to join in on the fun. I was hesitant because I didn’t want to expose her to any of the harsh chemicals notoriously hidden in polishes, until I stumbled upon Piggy Paint. Designed especially for kids, this brand is non-toxic, water-based and fast-drying, which is especially beneficial to wiggly ones prone to smudges. Piggy Paint even has scented bottles that are a huge hit, giving off a yummy scent once dried on the nails. The formula is cruelty-free, vegan and made in the USA.
We’ve been trying out Piggy Paint Natural as Mud 4 Polish Box Scented Set which includes four mini bottles including Grouchy Grape, Wacky Watermelon, Sassy Strawberry and Bossy Blueberry. Safe for all ages, the polish dries to a hard finish that won’t peel off which a major plus. We also apply the brand’s Base + Topcoat for an even longer wear. The fun of a manicure is long-lasting for kids as they show off their polished fingers for days on end. My daughter proudly displays her painted nails to grandparents, neighbors and anyone at the grocery store who will look our way.
Available: Piggy Paint
No manicure is complete without hand and cuticle hydration. Lately, we’ve been reaching for The Body Shop’s Strawberry Hand Cream, since it smells amazing and pairs well with our favorite pink Sassy Strawberry polish. Made with cold-pressed strawberry seed oil and community trade shea, it has a gel-cream formula that absorbs quickly. Softer and smoother skin for all ages!
Available: The Body Shop