"My name is Melanie Hurley, Queen Piggy. I founded Piggy Paint in 2008 when my girls were 2 and 4 years old. They loved having their nails painted, but I always worried when they put their hands in their mouths after I painted their nails with traditional kid polishes. Not only did the ingestion of the chemicals worry me, but the strong smell left me with headaches.
One day while we were painting nails over a foam plate, my daughter dropped a glob of her solvent-based polish onto the plate. Shortly after, the paint began to bubble and “ate” through the plate. I looked in dismay at the hole in the plate and decided to test all of her other “kid” polishes on the foam. Within minutes, ALL of the solvent-based polishes began to bubble and eventually left big holes in the plate.
My quest was on for a safer alternative, and Piggy Paint was born."