Sunday, March 27, 2016
Edible Nail Polish: Nail Biters, Have At It!
I recently ran across a new organic edible polish. Kid Licks.
When I was a kid, I bit my nails. Religiously! It didn't occur to me how unsanitary it was, or how ugly it made my nails. I was a little kid and didn't care...yet. Can you imagine what I would have done with edible nail polish?
This relatively new company, Kid Licks (see www.kidlicks.com) came up with a concept that allows littlies to paint their own nails safely. The polishes are organic and safe to consume. The line consists of only three colors, but they're working on expanding their collection. The colors are Barley Grass Green, Beet Red, and Sour Carrot Orange.
Since the polishes are essentially food and preservative free, they have to be refrigerated and will last up to two months. But here's the clincher. The full size bottles go for $13.99. I doubt my mother would have paid that much for me to eat food off my nail, but I think the concept is nice for littlies who insist on handling their manicures on their own. My concern is the sanitary factor. As parents, we're constantly getting our kids to wash their hands and keep their fingers out of their mouth. Isn't this counter productive? "Here's some edible nail polish for you sweetie, now, it's ok for you to stick your dirty, germie little fingers in your mouth". Although I think it's great that someone came out with the product, I'm not sure about the actual use.
What do you think about edible nail polish? Would you buy it for your littlie, or not? What are your thoughts on this product?
Till next time, Ciao for now.