Nontoxic Nail Polish for Kids

Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish

hopscotch kids safe nail polish!

When she was first born you marveled at her perfect little fingers and toes. And then she turned 2 and started ogling yours.

File this one away for the day your little lady asks for a mani/pedi — Hopscotch Kids, a nontoxic, water-based nail polish line free of the damaging, stinky chemicals kids should do without.

The bright polishes — everything from traditional pinks and reds to funky greens, blues, and a statement-making black — contain only three ingredients: water, acrylic polymer (a nonhazardous compound that helps eliminate smell and shortens drying time), and colorants. The same thoughtful formulation went into creating the accompanying remover that conditions little nails instead of stripping and damaging them.

We tested the Bubble Gum pink and Eenie Meenie Minie Moe green and were impressed with how quickly they dried and how shiny the tips of our fingers stayed. Looks like they nailed it.

Available online at hopscotchkids.com, $13 each.

this week in dallas!
Jen Rosie Designs

What: Cover your little kitchen helper’s clothes with a whimsical handmade apron ($32-$35).
Why: Tote home a chef’s hat, too ($25).
When: Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Polka Dot Presents, 6124 Bryant Irvin Rd., Fort Worth (817-294-5573).

State Fair of Texas

What: Check out livestock, catch a pig race, and don’t miss the Elvis tribute. Also, corny dogs.
Why: The illuminated night parade is worth staying past bedtime.
When: Fri.-Oct. 17.
Where: Fair Park. For info, call 214-565-9931. Adults, $15; children, $11; under 2, free.

Miss Nelson Is Missing
What: Chaos ensues when a rowdy classroom’s teacher fails to show up for school (ages 5 and up).
Why: Miss Viola Swamp might be the worst sub ever.
When: Thru Oct. 24. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 1:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Where: Dallas Children’s Theater, Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman St. (214-740-0051). Tickets online at dct.org. Adults and children, $12-$23.

Photo: Courtesy of Hopscotch Kids

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Polka Dot Presents
6124 Bryant Irvin Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76132
5938 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75231
Fair Park
1200 S 2nd Ave
Dallas, TX 75210