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6 Ideas for a Girls’ Spa Day

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Whether you’re celebrating a holiday, a special event, or your daughter’s birthday, a spa is a luxurious treat anyone would enjoy. But taking a troop of girls to an actual spa can be expensive. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Here are some ways you can make a girls’ spa day in your very own home!

1. Have a foot soak

Ideas for a Girls’ Spa Day

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Pamper those toes with a relaxing soak in some fizzy water. Mix together one cup of baking soda, one cup citrus acid, one cup cornstarch, and 20 drops of your favorite smelling essential oil. Store the mixture in a plastic bag until you’re ready to use (do not seal; mixture produces a gas). Pour a scoop in a tub of water for the foot soak.

2. Manicures and pedicures!

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No spa day would be complete without manicures and pedicures! Display a bunch of colors of kids’ non-toxic nail polish and let the girls pick their favorites. Encourage them to mix and match. If anyone knows how to paint clever designs, enlist their help!

Pro tip: play “musical manicures” by passing colored polish bottles around the room while music plays. When the music stops, paint one nail the color that’s in your hand. Keep going until everyone has all ten fingers painted.

3. Set the mood

Every spa creates a soothing, relaxing mood for its guests. You can simulate the experience by using lamps instead of overhead lights. Throw some colored paper (usually pink) over the lamp shades to give the room a relaxing vibe. Set up a couple incense diffusers or scented candles to introduce some aromatherapy.

4. Dress for the occasion

Ideas for a Girls’ Spa Day

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At the spa, comfort is a priority! Instruct each girl to arrive in a bathrobe with comfortable clothing underneath. Stop by the dollar store and pick up a few stretchy headbands to give out so no one’s hair gets caught in nail polish or face masks.

5. Hair station

Ideas for a Girls’ Spa Day

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Put together a table filled with different hair accessories. Find anything you can, but go with lots of color. Stock it with hair ties, barrettes, brushes, mirrors, paper flowers, and anything else you think would be fun.

6. Prepare face masks

Face masks exfoliate and cleanse the skin. Afterwards, your face feels soothed and clean.  They’re also super hydrating for dry skin. Make facemasks for everyone to wear while you go through your other spa activities or just hang out. Here’s a great recipe.

Have you ever created a spa at home? How did you make it fun?

non toxic nail polish for kidsWritten by Melanie Hurley, Founder of Piggy Paint

Melanie is a mom with two fancy little girls who love to have their fingernails painted. One day while painting their nails, she noticed that traditional solvent-based nail polish could eat through a foam plate. She didn’t like the idea of putting that on her girls’ nails, which inevitably end up in their mouths. She decided that any flammable substance that could eat through foam was unacceptable for her children’s fingernails. Piggy Paint was born, a non-flammable non-toxic nail polish for kids.

Interested in writing a guest blog for Piggy Paint? Send your topic idea to giselle@socialmedia22.com.

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Piggy Paint makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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How to Care for Your Child’s Nails

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

how to take care of child's nailsTaking care of our nails is very important to us and it’s important that we pass on this knowledge to our kids so they maintain good hygiene and always have healthy, beautiful nails. It may not seem like a big deal, but nails are a big part of your appearance just like your face and hair. Taking care of them shows that we care for ourselves, inwardly and outwardly.

Always put care into cleaning and trimming your child’s fingernails so when they are old enough to do it themselves they will always make it part of their routine.

1. Wash your hands

Washing your hands throughout the day it the first step towards taking care of your nails. Washing your child’s hands will help to fight off germs and clean the dirt from underneath fingernails. Teach your child to always wash hands after the bathroom, after coming in from outside, and before eating.

2. Keep them trim

For young children we always want to keep nails short and trim so that they will stay cleaner and won’t break. It’s easiest to trim nails after a bath as the nails are softer then but you can also wait until your child is asleep if she is fussy. Using a nail clipper, cut fingernails rounded at the corners and then mostly straight across. Rough edges can be smoothed with an emery board.

3. Use natural nail polish

If your children love to paint nails, make sure you use a natural, toxic-free nail polish like Piggy Paint that is safe to use. Other nail polishes use chemicals that give off harsh fumes and contain harmful toxins. These aren’t just bad for kids – they’re bad for teens and adults as well.

4. Eat healthy foods

There are many foods that contain specific vitamins that help keep your nails healthy and strong. Make sure your child gets plenty of protein and vitamin B7 which can be found in foods like meat, milk, almonds, eggs and fish.

5. Get rid of hangnails

If your child has a hangnail, don’t let him bite or tear it off as this can lead to an infection. Instead, wash his hands with soap and use a nail clipper to cut it off.

non toxic nail polish for kidsWritten by Melanie Hurley, Founder of Piggy Paint

Melanie is a mom with two fancy little girls who love to have their fingernails painted. One day while painting their nails, she noticed that traditional solvent-based nail polish could eat through a foam plate. She didn’t like the idea of putting that on her girls’ nails, which inevitably end up in their mouths. She decided that any flammable substance that could eat through foam was unacceptable for her children’s fingernails. Piggy Paint was born, a non-flammable non-toxic nail polish for kids.

Interested in writing a guest blog for Piggy Paint? Send your topic idea to giselle@socialmedia22.com.

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Piggy Paint makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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Costume Piggy Contest

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in News | 2 comments

It’s time for our Second-Annual Costume Piggy Contest!! Here are all the gory details! It’s going to be “ghoul-d”, (how we think Dracula would say “good”). First place winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to piggypaint.com!! Just in time for the holidays! Second and Third place winners will receive any 3 polish gift set of their choice.

How to enter: Submit a photo of your Halloween costume paired with Piggy Paint. Outfit and polish must be worn in the photo to be eligible. Photo must be posted after start of contest- please don’t add this hashtag to previously posted images. Post this photo to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #CostumePiggy15.

Rules and Regs: Only US residents 18 years of age or older are eligible to win. Winners will be selected Monday November 2nd. Profile must be public to win. By submitting a photo, you agree to it being re-posted on Piggy Paint social media or website. Winners will be randomly chosen. Winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If winner does not claim their prize then a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or affiliated with Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. By entering you are confirming you are 18+ years of age and agree with Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter terms of use.

At Piggy Paint we are strongly opposed to online bullying of any kind. ANY negative comments will be immediately disqualified at our discretion. Please be nice.

What Should Muddles the Pig be for Halloween?

Tell us what you think Muddles should dress up as for Halloween in the comments below!

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Find Your Perfect Costume Match

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in News | 0 comments

It’s that time of year again! Most of us are searching Pinterest for the perfect costume for Halloween. Whether it’s for you or the kids, it’s all about the details! We found some of our favorites online and paired them with the perfect polish color. We are giving you 25% off to find your perfect costume match today with promo code: perfectmatch – expires October 11 at midnight!

Plus! For the month of October share a photo with us of how you paired your costume with Piggy Paint and use #CostumePiggy15 to be entered in our second-annual Costume Piggy Contest. Click here for entry details.

minions

Learn how to make this super cool Minion hat over at Laura Erickson’s Blog here: Minion Hat Tutorial 

This hat goes perfectly with the new Piggy Paint color Bae-Bee Bliss!

wolf nail

This Werewolf costume featured on Today’s Parent would be SO easy and adorable, er I mean scary. Coat their nails with non-toxic Piggy Paint Sleepover nail polish to finish off the look! For the bigger kids, add some long press-on nails and paint them black! Get costume instructions here: Today’s Parent Werewolf Costume

Zombie nail

Let’s face it, zombies are cool again and we are excited about it! We found this amazing costume at Costume Super Center. It comes in sizes tween to large AND they are offering a promo code right now. This would be a super easy DIY too! Pair it with GREEN of course! Piggy Paint color Mint to Be is the PERFECT costume match.

 

malificent and princess

Opposites attract! Need a great sibling costume? We have you covered for that too! Piggy Paint color Sometimes Sweet will give a fierce pop of color to this villain costume while the light pink, Muddles the Pig, will keep your princess pretty and sweet!

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Spotted! Photos of the Week!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in News | 1 comment

So we have been behind on spotting our Piggy Paint and SOPHi trend setters lately. We have gotten an overwhelming amount of photos that we can’t wait to share! Here are some of our Piggy Paint and SOPHi trends spotted recently! Want to be featured? Just post your photos and tag us! Instagram @PiggyPaint + @SOPHi_Nail_Polishimage1image2

 

Instagram: @Love_Zahara

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Instagram: @kool.kid.kenzie

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Instagram: @momof2littles

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Instagram: @everydayraeofsunshine

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Instagram: @mysweet_bella

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Instagram: @mrshashimoto

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Instagram: @thepolishedpinkie

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Instagram: @karlareed

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Instagram: @lacy_joy

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Instagram: @missesmeili

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Video Shoot Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in News | 0 comments

At The Pig we know how to have fun, but the day we shot the SOPHi Application video with Adair Creative definitely tops the fun chart! See our behind the scenes images at what it takes to shoot a 1 minute video. Also, we are excited to announce that we will soon be launching a dedicated website for SOPHi! The response to this new line has been amazing! We really appreciate everyone who has trusted us and tried it out. Thank you for allowing us to bring you a safer alternative to nail polish that is natural and SOPHisticated without the harsh, smelly chemicals! If you haven’t tried SOPHi yet, you can get it here. Follow us on Instagram @SOPHi_Nail_Polish for more!

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Melanie and I the morning of the shoot getting manicures. I was the designated nail painter for the video but she got hers done too just in case! I like to think of it as I was the starter and she was second string! Those who know how good I am at sports understand I’ve never been the starter before. 🙂

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When we arrived to Adair’s studio they had all of the lighting setup. Dominique, our amazing model, met us there. Here we are posing so they can get the best camera angle.

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Bottom left picture shows Derrick setting up the product shot. The angle of this shot was great because it showed Dominique and I painting nails in the background. Very cool. If you want to know a secret about the final cut of the video, Melanie actually photo/ video bombed it. Watch closely, about 8 seconds into the video, (posted at the bottom of this page) and you can see her walk across the screen behind the product shot and in front of us painting nails. That part makes me laugh every time!

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Bottom left shows another image of that product shot from the camera’s angle. You can see us in the background. David and Derrick made sure the clip looked good and then we moved on to the next scene. This is the part where Mel jumped in with the clapperboard and set the next scene. In real life they don’t actually say “scene 2 take 1”, disappointing I know.  Check her out below and see how she did.

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Here Zach is working on the product shot while Mel takes a selfie.

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This was a great team to work with and we are super happy with how the video turned out!

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That’s a wrap! Check it out! Don’t forget to look for Mel’s video bomb at 8 seconds.

xo,

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