What is water based nail polish?

piggy paint polish is made with 75% water

Our PIGGY PAINTS are water based. What does that mean? It means that we use water as the base of the nail polish instead of oil or some other solvent. In fact our Piggy Paints are made with 75% water!

No Toxins, No Smells, No Worries!

Water based is best

Water based nail polishes are a healthier option for you and the environment. But Why?

Well… it’s because water-based nail polishes are NOT flammable, making it safer to use and ship. Traditional polishes cant be used near an open flame.

Also, the chemical solvents in regular nail polish give the polish an unpleasant and potentially toxic smell. Water-based nail polish, on the other hand, has very little smell.

Pros & Cons

Our polishes are polishes are vegan, cruelty-free, nonflammable, and nontoxic!

We’ve replaced the chemical base that traditional polishes use and we use ‘water’ as the base, as opposed to oil or any other solvents.

What this means for you, is that its completely safe for you and the environment !

Here are the differences between our Piggy Paints and Solvent based polishes

Piggy Paints

  • Made with mostly water
  • Won’t stain the nail
  • Virtually Odourless
  • Quick to dry
  •  Safe for your little ones and safe for the environment


  • Uses chemical solvents as a base
  • Can stain the nail bed
  • Has a strong smell
  •  Needs acetone to remove