For this Hopscotch Kids nail polish review I tried Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, a shiny orange color. Hopscotch Kids is a water based nail polish for kids. It is from the same company as Scotch Naturals, which is a water based nail polish line for grown ups.
My four-year-old niece tried Hopscotch Kids nail polish in Ice Cream, Soda Pop (sparkling pink) and it made her feel like a princess!
Hopscotch kids comes in a cute little bottle, which contains 14 ml of polish. The bottle is wide at the bottom, to minimize spills.
The instructions say to buff dry nails with jojoba oil before painting, which I did. However, the jojoba oil seemed to dissolve away the top layer of the smooth side of my nail buffer.
There was a slight sour smell while I was painting my nails.
The brush is narrow and good for kids.
The polish went on streaky on my thumbnails and big toenails. Perhaps I had too much polish on the brush, since I was trying to cover the whole nail. It is better to paint half of the nail, re-dip the brush, and then paint the other half of the nail.
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater is a a shimmery orange. With just one coat it is more of a golden yellow orange. With two coats it becomes a darker orange. It is the perfect color for Halloween or going to see The Lorax!
I applied two coats of nail polish before bed on Sunday evening. There is also a top coat available in either clear or clear with sparkles, which might help the polish last longer.
The Hopscotch Kids nail polish started chipping already on the first day. It was severely chipped by the fifth day. Even the polish on my toenails had chipped pretty badly after five days, which did not happen with the water based nail polishes for grown ups that I have tried.
Due to its lack of lasting power, Hopscotch Kids is best used just by kids, as intended.
To remove the polish I used Scotch Naturals Soy Polish Remover, which has the same ingredients list as Hopscotch Kids Soy Polish Remover. It was easy to remove the polish and only took about 15 minutes. I soaked my nails in warm water for five minutes. Then I swabbed remover across all nails before scrubbing the polish off.
Hopscotch Kids is a great non-toxic water based nail polish for kids. If you are looking for a polish with more staying power, try a brand intended for grown ups.
Ingredients in Hopscotch Kids Products
Watercolors Nail Polish: water, acrylic polymer emulsion, non-toxic colorants
Soy Polish Remover: methyl soyate, dimethyl adipate, dimethyl glutarate
Planted-based Polish Remover: plant-based alcohol, butoxydiglycol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Vitamin E, bitrex.
Where to Buy Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish
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Has anyone tried the Hopscotch Kids top coat? Did it help the polish last longer?