It's great that they have a non-toxic formula but I think the fact that they wash off excites me even more! My children are fascinated with makeup and I have already shared some of the disasters. Nail polish is something that makes me particular nervous around small hands. If you've ever had to try and remove nail polish from carpet, you'll know what I'm talking about.
I was a sceptical about easy it would be to remove with water but in the nail swatches below, I applied two coats and it washed off easily. In fact, it's so easy to remove that this wouldn't make a good manicure for me unless used with a top coat as I always have my hands in water. Little Bu do have a top coat in their range that will extend the wear.
Cecilia is perfect as a first nail polish for little girls. It has pretty iridescent silver sparkles in a transparent pink base. My nails don't really do it much justice but I couldn't get Miss MB to sit still long enough to be a good model (and the boys pulled faces). I like how it doesn't look too grown up on my little girl but she gets to feel a bit more like Mummy.
Chloe is dark pearlised lavender. I actually found it harder to get a good finish on the nail wheel (below) than I did on my nails. I find the finish similar to a metallic in that it takes some care to achieve a streak free finish. I actually prefer how this looks as just a single coat.
There are 8 polishes in the Little Bu range and I think there's a really lovely selection of colours. The bubblegum pink Riley and a soft blue Olivia both appeal to me. They are a bit more expensive from your average nail polish at £9.95 each for 9ml, but I think that is acceptable with the special water-based formula. It definitely works out a lot cheaper than replacing my carpet!
The Little Bu range is available from Harrods, as well as online from www.iluvlittlebu.com.
Disclosure: These items were sent to me without cost for review purposes.