Given the number of people who bite their nails, it's amazing how long it's taken a nail polish company to come out with something nontoxic.
The brand that finally put something on the market is called Kid Licks, and it was founded by a mom, Audrey Amara, who was sick of watching her kids try to put nail polish in their mouths, reports Refinery29. Her husband, Josh Kroot, developed the formula with the help of chemists and food safety experts.
Kid Licks is the first organic food-based nail polish on the market, making it safe for the kids you babysit and, well, you, because we know you still bite your nails sometimes, even when they're all pretty and painted.
Right now, the nail polish comes in three colors/flavors: Beet Red, Barley Grass Green and Sour Carrot Orange, and should last most of the day unless you shower or go swimming. It dries in about five minutes, but it will last longer if you let it fully cure by blow-drying quickly or air-drying for several hours. The main ingredients are organic vegetables, organic corn starch, water and citric acid. The Party Pack includes all three colors and retails for $35.
While edible nail polish definitely doesn't have the same staying power as regular polish, it's still a long-overdue alternative for people likely to nibble on their fingers throughout the day.
Hopefully these safe, organic polishes will make nail art accessible for younger girls. #Winning!