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There's a US brand like this, they're called Piggy Polish. (FYI!) I've never tried them but a mum started them after seeing how toxic NP was and not wanting her little girls to wear the same stuff on their developing hands.xoSara
I saw these yesterday and they are so cute, they had some quite nice pastel colours too! I would say though they need help with their PR, had to talk to the woman for about 10 mins before she let me buy the promo pack of nail polishes, and I was with a potential stockist!
I just wonder how easily they come off with soap and water - hopefully not easily enough to put kids off washing their hands!
When most people are concerned with the oversexualisation of little girls, others are more worried about nail varnishes for little girls that are not chemical... I think I know where I stand, do you?
Catherine: if you go to their website their imagery is of young teens, not toddlers. It's completely appropriate for young girls to want to experiment personal adornment without it addressing sexualisation in any way. In fact, that desire to adorn crosses gender, race and age and is common across many cultures. I'd take issue more with your gender specific assumption that nail varnish is only for girls.
Well said (BBB) - that comment was bizarre and plucked out of nowhere in relation to the post. I always worry more about the people into whose heads these self-righteous responses pop, rather than the rest of us who are simply looking at a cosmetic product.
I'm late to this, but wanted to say thank you BBB for your response to Catherine's comment. WTH does nail varnish have to do with sexualisation, it's not at all like short skirts or racy slogans on tops etc. I really appreciated that in your post you referred to 'kids', gender neutral, not 'girls'. I have two little boys, and at the moment they both *love* getting me to put nail varnish on them, and why not? I usually use matte varnish because of its super quick drying qualities, but this new product sounds really interesting!
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