Archive for March, 2010

Nail Polish – The Non Toxic Kind

March 31, 2010

Does your little fashionista LOVE having her nails polished?  Are you concerned about the toxins in your nail polish harming your little one or does your child love having their nails polished but then sucks their lovely polished thumb?

All great reasons to use non toxic nail polish…no worries, no toxins!

Why is Piggy Paint as Natural as Mud?
Piggy Paint is as Natural as Mud in the sense that every ingredient in the polish is biodegradable with no traces or residues left behind, thus it would make an excellent addition to your mulch pile. The acrylic and polyurethane resins are present in the polish in the form of latexes-emulsions in water-very similar in form and function to milk. The term “resin” is quite generic and refers to any polymer which can form a film as it dries. In this sense, proteins, celluloses, sugars, and DNA, to name a few “natural” polymers, are resins and none of these are any less harmful than the resins we use in our polish.

What should I do if there is separation in the nail polish?
Although separation is very minor, occasionally a light ring of color will appear at the top of the bottle. Simply shake the bottle to mix the polish.

What is the shelf life of your polish?
Piggy Paint has a shelf life of several years, though there may be a slight tendency for the polish to thicken as the months go by. To correct this, add a drop or two of water to the bottle and give it a good shake!

What should I do if my polish thickens up?
If thinning is needed, add 1 or 2 drops of water, and shake well. For best results, gently remove any nail polish clumps present on the brush with a paper towel.

Is there anything toxic in the nail polish?
No. There are no toxic chemicals. The resins are polyacrylic and polyurethane latexes with residual monomers well below 100 parts per million. The only co-solvent is a diglycol ether. All colorants are FDA-certified for cosmetic use.

What should be done to prepare nails before putting on the polish?
Simply, clean nails with Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover or soap and water. Healthy nails naturally produce a mixture of oils and proteins, which serve to protect, beautify and enhance their appearance. Normal nail polishes remove these substances from the nails, requiring the user to prepare their nails with other products. However, since Piggy Paint Nail Polish is a waterborne polish, it does not remove the oils so your nails remain strong and healthy.

How long will it take for my nails to dry?
Piggy Paint dries to a tack-free state nearly as fast as regular polish, though it takes longer to reach its ultimate hardness. We recommend using multiple thin coats since they will dry faster than one thick coat. If your hands are cold, the temperature is cool, or there is high humidity in the area, it may take longer for the coats to dry. For maximum chip resistance, use the following application instructions:

  • 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.

Do I have to use a blow dryer to dry her nails?
No, but it is recommended for maximum chip resistance. Since Piggy Paint™ is water-based and does not contain harsh chemicals, it takes approximately 4 to 6 hours for ultimate hardness to be reached. The blow dryer just speeds up this process. Another alternative is to wait and polish your child’s nails after bath time, before they go to bed. This will allow the polish to cure overnight.

How hard is it to remove the polish? Do I need nail polish remover?
Piggy Paint can be removed within 1-4 days with rubbing alcohol. Afterwards, the polish becomes increasingly more difficult to remove, particularly for dry, porous nails or toenails. At about 5-6 days a nail polish remover will be necessary. Our Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover is specially formulated for our polish. Removing polish from toenails can be a little more difficult. Soaking with a cotton ball helps.

Will Piggy Paint Nail Polish stains come out of carpet?
On the carpets we tested, Piggy Paint Nail Polish was easily removed, as long as the stain was taken care of quickly (before it dries). We have had several customers praise Piggy Paint for not ruining their hardwood floors, as well as their carpets. This is not a guarantee; but you have a much better chance of saving your floors with Piggy Paint Nail Polish, since solvent-based polish stains set in immediately

Organic Crib Bedding that Won’t Break the Bank

March 19, 2010

You are having a baby and want only the very best for you bundle of joy.  How much time does your baby spend in the crib ?  Lots of sleeping time if you are one of the lucky ones.  Crib bedding should be soft, organic and washes well.  You want nothing synthetic touching that delicate baby skin.

Organic crib bedding seems like a great alternative to polyester and cotton crib bedding.  The only problem is that organic crib bedding is very expensive for good quality.

Well, we have found the most wondrful organic crib bedding at a very affordable price and made right here in Canada.

Check out the line of Sweet Kyla organic crib bedding new to

Any Reason for a Sale is a Great Reason – In Celebration of St. Patty Day

March 17, 2010

I admit it…I LOVE a good sale.  Whatever the reason or…who needs a reason?

Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with 15% off at   Just use coupon code patty at check out for 15% off the entire store (even sale items)

Valid till March 19/10 shile supplies last so don’t miss out on the St. Patrick’s day sale!

Non Toxic Nail Polish for Kids – Piggy Paint

March 16, 2010

Every little girl loves to play dress up and have “manicures”.  If you are anything like me you just hate the idea of putting your nail polish on those little, fragile nails.  All those toxins seeping into the nail and to the blood stream….yuk!

I searched and searched and finally found the best non toxic nail polish for kids.  This nail polish is not only non toxic but has no smell and comes in fabulous colors for even the pickiest fashionista.

Why is Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish the safe nail polish choice for children?

  • Non-toxic
  • Low Odor
  • Water-based formula
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fun, vibrant colors
  • Dries to a hard, durable finish

Piggy Paint™ is specially formulated from God’s natural ingredients and dries to a hard, durable finish. There are no toxic chemicals; it’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, Bisphenol A, ethyl acetate and acetone

Caden Lane on sale!

March 13, 2010

It comes along only once in a while….Morgan crib bedding by Caden Lane is on sale for 20% off while supplies last.

Crib Bedding With a Decorative Flair

March 11, 2010

Decorating a nursery is no easy task.  You want the nursery to be perfect for you perfect bundle of joy.

Crib bedding should not only reflect the atmosphere of the nursery but the comfort also.  Keep in mind when choosing crib bedding that you need it to wash well, be soft and comfortable and be well made as it is something you may want to pass down from child to child.

You may want to look at a new line of crib bedding now available at  This crib bedding is not only gorgeous but also great quality and if you feel the need is available in organic cotton also.

All bedding sets have the option of accessorizing with lamp shades, pillows, valances and more.  Take a look, let us know what you thing!

Spring is Here, Must be Baby Shower Time!

March 9, 2010

Spring is here ( at least we hope so) and that means it is baby shower time! If you are hosting a baby shower and are looking for some fun games that are quick, easy and don’t need too much prep time here are a few ideas:

1) sit your guests in a semi circle with the Mother to be at the head of the circle.  Let each guest cut a piece of ribbon that they think would be the circumfrance of the belly on the mother to be.  Then take each piece of ribbon, put it around the mom and whoever is the closest wins.

2) Hand out paper and pens, have your guests write down what names they think are the top 10 of the previous year.  The person with the most correct wins

Looking for a great gift for the baby shower?  How about a wipes warmer or a travel wipes warmer?  These are great especially in cooler months.  No more wiping delicate bottoms with cold wipes…these wipe warmers are anti bacterial and non browning. 


Wipe Warmers for Warming those Wipes!

March 5, 2010

Traveling with a baby is always a challenge.  Whether you are waiting in a cold airport or traveling by car, when that diaper needs to be changed there is no getting around it!

New to are travel wipes warmers by Prince Lionheart.  No more cold wipes touching that soft sensitive tushy.  This is the largest travel wipes warmer available holding up to 30 wipes.

March 3, 2010

What better way to celebrate spring (yes, it is definitely on it’s way) with these lovely, flowery hair clips for lovely little girls!

In celebration of spring and all those little things we are offering free shipping on all hair clips…

March 1st? coupon day!

March 1, 2010

Today is finally March 1st.  We haven’t had a hard winter but is sure seems like it is never ending!

In celebration of spring being just a little bit closer and in celebration of saving money use coupon code march at check out.

Visit for your 10% off any and all products with coupon code march. ( valid until March 4th, 2010)