KID LICKS EDIBLE ORGANIC NAIL POLISH REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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I love how you can be on opposite ends of the world and still meet and strike up conversations with people on social media. It’s almost as if it makes the world just a little bit smaller. Well this is exactly how I met Audrey, the co-owner of Kid Licks edible nail polish. Just a random Facebook chat that turned into an opportunity to review this amazing product that both she and her husband worked together to create. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted to try it for my Miss Fashionista – seeing that she needs to repaint her fingernails and toenails at least twice a week! It’s a great product! Interested in learning more? Scroll down for our Kid Licks edible organic nail polish review and giveaway details. Here’s to another We Love Wednesdays Giveaway!!!

Kid Licks Edible Organic Nail Polish Review and Giveaway

 

Brief History of Kid Licks

 

Audrey and her husband Josh tell of how they first came up with the idea of edible nail polish. Their oldest daughter began to have an interest in nail polish but noticing how many unhealthy chemicals that were in the products available; they wondered if it was possible to create an organic nail polish out of fruit and vegetables. After multiple tries, they came up with three successful organic, non GMO, and vegan nail polishes for nails of all sizes. Yes, parents, this includes you! Currently, you can purchase Beet Red, Sour Carrot Orange, and Barley Grass Green but it seems like they have more in the making and I’m pretty excited about that!

How Does It Work?

 

You apply Kid Licks nail polish the same way that you would apply any other nail polish. The difference is that instead of a strong “open-every-window-in-the-house” type of smell, you have a light fragrance (depending on which polish you’re using) that goes away fairly quickly. Due to the fact that there all-natural ingredients used in the polish, it is recommended to store in the refrigerator after each use. To remove, rub under running water. They suggest to use a little elbow grease and, considering that you don’t want it to come off right away, a little extra rubbing seems like a good trade. Especially because it would mean not having to worry about nail polish remover!

Do You Eat the Nail Polish?

 

Ummm… no. The point is that this “edible” nail polish is not harmful to your child if they put their fingers in their mouth, but I wouldn’t recommend planning a snack around it. lol!

Did We Like It?

 

Yes! From the moment that I opened the package and saw the cute little bottle of Beet Red nail polish to reading the great ingredients and hearing Audrey and Josh’s story. My positive opinion just grew from there. We opened the bottle and were surprised by the smell. I’m so used to bracing for the chemical smells (even other kid-friendly nail polishes we’ve used have a slight chemical smell), but Miss Fashionista thought this smelled like berries and I picked up smoky bbq fragrance. I have no idea where I got bbq from… The polish was thick and easy to apply. Just a small amount is needed, which is nice because the bottle is small. You really feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. The Beet Red edible nail polish dried after about 3 – 5 minutes (we did a double coat) and still maintain a nice finish. We really liked it! The only concern that I have is that it is water soluble. While great for removal, this poses a potential problem when you’re washing your hands often but are not trying to remove the polish yet.

 

How Did the Beet Red Edible Nail Polish Taste?

 

Miss Fashionista said it tasted like bbq (maybe picking up the slight smoky aroma… or just from what I’d previously said), but I couldn’t taste a distinct flavor. It wasn’t bad and didn’t have me gagging, but neither did I want to eat it off my fingers. A good balance, I’d say. If you’re child puts their fingers in their mouth, they’re not getting harmful chemicals or a disgusting taste but neither are they encouraged to scrap it off their nails because it tastes so delicious. Lol!

 

Would I Purchase This Edible Nail Polish?

 

Fortunately, we were able to try this product out for free in order to write this review. However, I would purchase this edible nail polish. For the simple peace of mind in knowing that my daughter can express her fashion sense and personality without worry about harmful effects that can come from using chemical-filled products. And with it being only $13 for an organic, vegan, non-GMO, and cruelty-free bottle of nail polish; I’d say it’s definitely worth trying out.

 

Giveaway Time!!!

 

Now that I have raved about Kid Licks Organic Edible Nail Polish, I want to give you an opportunity to try it for FREE! Thanks to Audrey and Josh, we have a free bottle of Kid Licks Organic Edible Nail Polish to give to one awesome viewer. Will it be you? I sure hope so!

This giveaway is simply a way for us to say “Thank You” to our subscriber friends. So, if you’re interested in subscribing and becoming apart of The Little Tourist family, enter your name and email address in our lovely giveaway box!

Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Dip

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it’s the beginning of the weekend, but lately Fridays has turned into family baking/making day! At first it was Finger-Licking Powdered Donut Puffs and the latest is our Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Dip. One thing I can say is that both of these food projects turned out deliciously!

We made our own homemade strawberry vanilla yogurt dip to go with our fruit kabobs. Of course, you don’t have to use the dip, but it is a nice added touch. Fruit skewers or fruit kabobs are really easy to make and only require fruit and skewer sticks. This recipe is great for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Holidays, Parties, and almost any other special occasion you can think. Or you can do what we did and just make it because you feel like it!

Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Dip

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what you need:

  • Fruit Kabobs
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Mini cookie cutters
  • Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Dip
  • 1 c. Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 c. Fresh Strawberries

 

what to do:

Open the packages of your grapes and strawberries and wash thoroughly

We like to use all natural fruit and vegetable wash

Set aside

Grab a sharp knife and cutting board that you can use for the watermelon and cantaloupe

Cut horizontally on both of these fruit

Once the watermelon and cantaloup has been completely sliced, use your mini cookie cutters to make shapes

These decorative pieces of fruit will go on your fruit skewers

Slice the washed strawberries in half (you can leave them whole, but they can get a bit heavy)

Now that everything is prepped, all that’s left to do is to put together the kabobs

The children really enjoy this part – they can make patterns or fill the skewer with their favorite fruit

For the yogurt dip, simply pour 1 cup of strawberries and 1 cup of yogurt into a blender

Mix until fully combined, but don’t over whip

Pour into a bowl and set it next to your fruit kabobs for easy dipping!

 

lil’ extras:

These fruit kabobs are just a nice variation of a fruit salad and can be added to any meal

Enjoy a frozen yogurt recipe? Pour our Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt into a popsicle molds for a cold treat

You can use greek yogurt, low fat yogurt, or any yogurt brands for this yummy dip!

Melt some chocolate and use that as your fruit dip!

WHY YOU’LL NEVER BUY POPSICLES AGAIN

Popsicles are a regular food item in our house. They’re especially a favorite during the warmer months, but it’s not unusual to have a stash in the freezer during the cooler months. There are so many different varieties of brands, flavors, sugar levels, and colors. You have popsicles that specifically for parents made with favorite flavors of chocolate, truffles, white chocolate, toffee and the like. Then you have those geared towards children that are a color explosion just waiting to happen. Either way, these little ice treats are enjoyed by ages young and old. So, what’s wrong with them? Why am I listing reasons why you’ll never buy popsicles again? Because you’ll benefit from it, of course!

Why You’ll Never Buy Popsicles Again

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Okay, so let’s put out the fires before they start. You can totally buy your favorite brand of popsicles if you like. They are pretty healthy, for the most part. Although, a couple weeks ago, my son took his red popsicle into his room (which he knew he shouldn’t) and spilled some of the juice on his freshly shampooed carpet and then tried to hide it. Dad found it later on that evening and attempted to clean it up, but the red would NOT come out! I even got a well-known brand of carpet cleaner and tried scrubbing it out… the stain won that battle. If the stuff in popsicles stain carpets and refuse to move no matter muscle power you put into scrubbing, I have to question what in the world they are putting into our children foods?! I’m just saying.

Moving on, the reason why you’ll buy popsicles again is because it so easy to make them yourself! Like super duper simple or easy peasy lemon squeaky, as my daughter would say. Here’s what you need to do. Stop by your local grocery or home goods store and purchase two or three popsicle mode containers. I even picked up some decent ones at the Dollar Tree for $1 each! Then, grab your favorite fruit juices (feel free to dilute if that’s your thing) and pour into the cleaned popsicle containers. Replace the tops or handles on the container and freeze for 2-3 hours. Having multiple containers make it easy to get a good rotation going. As soon as one is emptied, refill and freeze. That’s it! Talk about the money and trips to the store that you’re saving yourself! A box of popsicles cost about $4 – $5 per box, maybe even more depending on the brand, and you can get a whole jug of juice for less than this!

Not really a juice drinking family? That’s cool. Blend up a smoothie and freeze it for a healthy, nutritious cold treat. Or keep it super simple by freezing flavored water and fruit infused water. Gatorade, lemonade, and even tea works! The possibilities go on and on and require very little from your pocket and time without having to wonder about ingredients that stain carpets with a vengeance! Put your kids to work and let them join in the fun of making their own special popsicles. Maybe even have their own popsicle containers and be responsible for refilling it once it’s low. One less thing for you to worry about. :)

Simple never tasted so good.