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Hopscotch Kids Safe Non-Toxic Nail Polish for Kids

By Kristie Turck •  Published 08/27/10 •  4 min read

Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 11:40 pm

I had a chance to learn about the Hopscotch Kids brand at the Green Soiree earlier this month.  As a girlie girl, I was so impressed with their story and their products that I was excited to share them with you.  I had but one problem.  I have two boys.  Neither of them were willing to sit for me to test the product out so I brought the cute little kit over to my friend April’s house where she has not one, but two cute adorable girly girls who I had a feeling would be more than willing to sport green nail polish for a few days.  They were happy to oblige and she provided me with great feedback.  After testing the Eenie Meenie Miney Moe out on her sweet 2-year-old daughter Tess, here is what she had to say:

Packaging: Adorable!  The polish, remover, and buffer came in a darling little box, stuffed with pink paper shreds and cotton.  The items were all the perfect size for little hands.

Eenie Meenie Miney Moe (Photos courtesy of April of CoConut CirCle Photography)

Nail Polish: We tried “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe” a rich Kelly Green color.  The consistency of the polish was nice and smooth.  The color was consistent with the bottle after only one coat and the polish dried very quickly… a real plus for childrens’ nail polish.  It’s important to note that this isn’t a long wearing nail polish and meant more for the fun of doing it than for formal polishing.  April said it flaked off in big sheets with the first tub.  Hopscotch Kids suggests painting nails before going to bed so that Hopscotch Kids Water Colors has time to truly bind to the nail.

Noel from Hopscotch Kids says “Thanks for such a great review! We’re so glad April and her girls enjoyed it.  You can get the same lasting results as traditional polish, you just have to prep a little differently. Be sure hands are totally clean and moms should do the buffing and painting. Buff each nail with the rough side of the buffer and rinse and dry well to remove buffing dust. Then apply 2 thin coats of polish and you’re done! Polish will be dry enough to play within 3 minutes. As with any nail enamel, keep those little hands out of water until the polish has cured.”

Adorable Tess in Eenie Meenie Miney Moe (Photos courtesy of April of CoConut CirCle Photography)

Polish Remover: This was my favorite item.  It smells nice, and it does the job!  I even removed residual traditional nail polish with it, but it was very gentle.  It did not sting in paper cuts or hangnails like regular remover either… also a plus for a childrens’ product.
Buffer/File: This was more of a buffer than a file.  It was very fine and gentle… no complaints.

Hopscotch Kids Non-Toxic Polishes (Photos courtesy of April of CoConut CirCle Photography)

Overall: I would rate this product a 4 out of 5, with my only negative comment being the way the polish wears.  My test subject was 2 yr old Tess, and she LOVED the whole thing!  She used the file herself and even painted a fingernail (and finger!) herself!  If your purpose is the journey and a fun experience with your little one, then this product is a great choice.  If you are looking for long wearing nail polish that stays nice for at least a few days or for an event or party, better go with the old fashioned, foul smelling, full of chemicals old stuff!

Traditional nail polish can contain formaldehyde, phthalates, toluene or other petrochemical solvents which are not what we want our little ones exposed to.  Especially considering that more times than not we find our kids with their hands/nails in their mouths. Another plus, Hopscotch Kids Nail Polishes rated a 1 in the EWG Skin Deep Database! Hopscotch Kids is a great alternative to mainstream polishes and would be a great gift for that special little girl in your life.  Only the best for our babes, right?


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