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.
North Georgia State Fair
What: Check out lively parrots and ferocious tigers, then twirl around on dizzying rides.
Why: Whaddya mean funnel cake’s not a good dinner?
When: Thurs.-Oct. 3.
Where: Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta (770-423-1330). Adults, $5; children, $2; under 6, free.
What: Little Wonkas try their hand at molding delectable confections.
Why: Stop by the new Chocolate: Seed to Sweet exhibit for a drool-worthy experience.
When: Sat., 2-3 p.m.
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Midtown (404-876-5859). Adults, $15; children, $12; under 3, free. Class, $6.
Plum District Launches
What: Sign up for daily mom-friendly discounts on shopping, entertainment, and other great stuff around town.
Why: There’s no reason to shell out major moolah.
When: You’re looking for a bargain.
Where: Online at plumdistrict.com. Participation is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Hopscotch Kids
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