Since I had my Viv, I've been waiting for the chance to put polish on her bc I've always thought there's nothing cuter on a baby girl than painted digits!! I thought this was going to be a more difficult task than it was, bc she is ALL over the place and never still unless she's sleeping. Fortunately, I think toes are easier than finger nails will be.
But I found the perfect recipe for baby toe painting- strap her in her beloved highchair to keep her busy by feeding her while I worked on the toes!!!
Since there is a tray over her feet, she couldn't really tell what I was doing which made her not so interested in the nail painting! This literally took all of 5 minutes bc let's face it- those nails need one dot of polish to cover those tiny things. I used
1. Sally Hansens Insta-Dri Nailpolish in color Pronto Purple ($5). The reason I used this is bc I had bought two colors in this formula, one was a shade of red, blogged about here , and it was super fast drying and you only needed one coat. I'd been on the look for a specifically kid friendly nail polish but only found this water based one on Rickysnyc.com site called Hopscotch. And honestly I didn't want to have to order a polish and wait on it to arrive, I wanted to paint them now!!
2. Face Secrets Cotton Tip Applicators ($2.50) . These were great for the one big "oops" I had- one of her middle toes got more purple paint than necessary. They have dual tips, with one of them being super pointy so I could use it to get precisely around that itty bitty toe nail. I love these things, they are a wonderful cheap beauty tool.
3. Publix non-acetone polish remover. No real reason for using this brand- just got the job done of removing my mess up.
I have a feeling Vivian's toe nail beds will never be bare again.