While you’re out shopping for balloons, glitter paint, cupcakes and ice cream for your kids’ next shindig, don’t forget to stock up on some safe, non-toxic nail polish.
Many nail polishes found in drugstores contain harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, so it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your kids’ manicure and pedicure fun. Numerous polish brands are now offering formulas free of the so-called “toxic three” (toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate), but not all are created equal. Here are few brands that are guaranteed safe for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens:
Kid Licks: This company is currently the only one that offers completely organic edible polishes in flavors like Sour Carrot Orange, Beet Red and Barley Grass Green. Kid and belly approved!
Piggy Paint: Claiming to be “as natural as mud,” this non-toxic, odorless polish comes in colors like Blueberry Patch, Pinkie Promise, Peace of Cake and Dandelion Dance.
Hopscotch Kids: This water-based polish company offers 19 “watercolors,” as well as a safe top coat and polish remover. Hopscotch polishes are all named after children’s songs and games, like “Heads Up, Seven Up,” and “Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater.” And each is made from only three non-toxic ingredients.
Suncoat Girl: These water-based, peelable polishes won The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards in 2012 and come in fun colors like Princess Purple, Starlight Silver and Gorgeous Green.
PRITI PRINCESS POLISH
Priti Princess Polish: Totally vegan, gluten and cruelty free, this is the kids’ version of the popular Priti line and offers sophisticated colors like Mermaid’s Hair, Fairy Wings and Unicorns Horn. Pretty Priti Princess fun all around!
Keeki: These water-based polishes come in yummy flavors like Grasshopper Pie, Sour Apple Slushie, Grape Soda and Glazed Donut. Dee-lish!