This year is the second year in a row that Emma has had surgery at the beginning of the Summer. Each year it gets harder and harder to explain to her what’s happening and why its happening. What’s even harder is seeing Emma look in the mirror after she’s has surgery. This year I literally cried after we walked out of the bathroom because she looked in the mirror and put her head down as if she didn’t want to see her own face. Its hard to see your 6-year-old confidence low! Each year we try to figure out a way to build Emma’s confidence up; last year we used Band-Aids with her favorite characters to help her through the recovery process.
This year we are used Piggy Paint to help build her confidence and focus on her nails and not her bandages!
Piggy Paint is a non-toxic, water-based nail polish doesn’t wash or peel off, and comes in dozens of vibrant shades. It is virtually odorless, free of ALL harsh chemicals, and made in the USA.
Piggy Paint Nail Polish Ingredients Water, acrylates copolymer, neem oil. May contain the following colorants (depending on shade): Red 34 Lake, ultramarines, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, red 28, yellow 10, violet 2, zinc sulfide/copper, copper flake, orange 5, and red 22.
How to use Piggy Paints…
- 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.
A couple of weeks before Emma’s Surgery we had a “Mommy/Daughter Date” at the Nail Salon. Emma got her first pedicure! Her toes were painted a pretty purple color with glitter.
Before taking Emma in for surgery we were instructed to remove all earrings, and nail polishes. Emma was a little upset because her nails were still painted purple. I explained that we would re-polish her toes when she came home but that wasn’t good enough at the moment.
When we received the nail polishes from Piggy Paint, her face totally lit up! She said “are these for me” she begged me right away to polish her nails and hands.
As much as we try to explain this process to Emma in advance, in her 6-year-old mind the doctors and nurses are hurting her. She doesn’t understand that these surgeries happen now so she can be okay in the long run. It’s a hard process to explain prior to surgery, as well as after surgery…but Darrick and I do our best.
I’m so grateful to Piggy Paints for helping us through this process! THANK YOU!!!!
We received 5 full polishes, and a couple of days ago while I was in the store I came across a pack with 3 smaller polishes and surprised her with more polishes. She was still excited! And as a mom, you can’t beat your daughter having her own collection of nail polishes that are natural polishes but the colors are still as vibrant as those with all the chemicals!
I highly recommend you trying Piggy Paint polish for your little ones! I can’t wait to order more colors for Emma!
Have you ever tried Piggy Paint polish?