I had no intention of this becoming more of a beauty and craft site. Originally, I'd intended it mainly for cooking and recipes, but I always forget to take pictures when I cook either all together or half-way through and end up with a camera full of shots of raw things with no end results which isn't very helpful. Thus is life, never ends up as we intend, right? :)
This Piggy Paint came in the cute kit from my post-Yule haul. The colors weren't labelled anywhere I could see on the bottles or the box, but I believe from looking through the site this is Puttin' on the Glitz. I've wanted to try Piggy Paint ever since I first heard of them, so I was very excited to get my hands on this kit for just over 2 bucks, but am very, very glad that's all it cost. If I'd paid full price for one of their products from their site, I'd be stark-raving pissed. In the spirit of completely honest reviews, here goes:
These are minis and they are quite cute. I love the little cartoon pig on the front. However, cute packaging doesn't make up for what, so far, seems to be quite shoddy quality.
This is three coats with a top coat. As you can see, it isn't opaque. As stated on their website, it isn't stinky...It does have a tiny smell to it, like Elmer's glue.
It applied easily enough, but the consistency was a bit rough, sort of gritty and I'd usually blame the glitter, except most glitter polishes don't have that issue except for the uber cheap ones and at 9 bucks a bottle I expect more.
To be perfectly clear, I'd NEVER, EVER spend 9 bucks on a bottle of nail polish. Ever. Never ever ever. Ever ever. I haven't even spent it on the silver Layla holo I want so very, very badly or on the super cute crystal-cap Nails Inc. ones I constantly drool over online. I'd certainly never spend it on something with this quality.
Piggy Paint, - your prices are atrocious especially when the quality is factored in. I'm glad these products are non-toxic and that would be great for absolutely everyone, not just kids, but also people conscious about the chemicals in their products, but a lot of people simply can't afford 9 bucks a bottle and certainly not for something where the quality is worse than most dollar store brands. I had high hopes for these and am sorry to say I am sorely disappointed. Happier review, next, though, as I do have a few great products I'll be posting about soon. :)
*I don't judge on how long-lasting nail polish is as I am very rough on my hands, do a lot of crafting and cleaning, and everything usually chips by the end of the first 24 hours top/base coat or no - Yes, even China Glaze.
**I tried the pink before I posted this and its quality was just as bad. 3 coats - crappy opacity. Very thin consistency, and without the glitter to thicken it up it made it hard to get enough on the brush to cover a whole nail evenly.