Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Misa Sailor Beware, A Swap Haul, Some Experimenting, & A PSA

Hey ladies! This is my NOTD from Monday night and Tuesday using Misa Sailor Beware.

This looks kind of red in the photos, but I assure you it's a mid-tone pink which does lean towards red. Could also be the silly lighting in my room! It dries very shiny... this is with no top coat!

So, of course, immediately after painting my nails I got a package in the mail with some polishes I was swapping on MakeUpAlley. I was trading for 2 Nox Twilight polishes (yes, yes, you got me - I'm a Twihard. I hope this doesn't change the way you feel about me?) and was anxious to receive my end. Well, that sweetheart did me one better and saw the third Nox Twilight color I wanted on my wish list and sent it as a surprise! Don't you love people sometimes?

Nox Twilight: Poseidon, Sugar Plum, Talon

 I haven't swatched any of these beauties yet, but if I could describe them in the bottle I would say Poseidon is a stormy blue, Sugar Plum is a pink/purple duochrome, and Talon is a royal blue with some beautiful shimmer in it. They look gorgeous and I'm excited to try them out! Although I must say, for being Twilight polishes you would think the names would have something more to do with the series... just sayin'.

Finally, I decided to experiment with my NOTD before taking it off. I added China Glaze Fairy Dust (left), Orly Winter Wonderland (center), and Essie Matte About You (right) to a finger, just to see what it looked like.

Unfortunately, my camera wasn't really cooperating but you can see the multi-colored sparkle in Fairy Dust, the white sparkle from Winter Wonderland, and the matteness from Matte About You - what a contrast to its ultra-shiny normal state! This reminds me...

NeverTooMuchGlitter posts frequently about her feelings towards animal-tested products - she dislikes them. I agree with her, so I'm glad she makes this topic public. Unfortunately, Essie does test on animals, so I will not be buying any more polishes from them or featuring their colors I already own on here (except Matte About You, since I just did...). Unfortunately, OPI was recently acquired by Coty, which has iffy testing policies and refuses to sign a statement saying they don't test, according to PETA's Caring Consumer website. I know PETA is rather controversial and sometimes sensationalist, but if a brand makes their "goodie" list, I feel pretty secure knowing they leave animals alone. Therefore, after the Katy Perry Collection/Black Shatter, I will not feature or buy any more of their products, either (unless they will state they don't test on animals). If you have questions about whether a company tests on animals, you can check their bottles for a "jumping bunny" logo (although some companies that don't test don't use the logo on their bottles, so this isn't failsafe). You can also check Caring Consumer which updates weekly and simply reports on brands that signed a legal document stating they do not test on animals and those which refused to do so. Lots of brands we don't think about test on animals, so give the list a look if it strikes you. Animals shouldn't have to suffer for our own vanity, don't you think? Okay, PSA over. Sorry! Had to say it.


1 comment:

Arlyn Parker said...

I think that you being a Twi-hard makes you THAT much cooler!!! Also, another brand that does test on animals is Sally Hansen. Just wanted to throw that out there, in case you didn't know :)