Look at this hideous picture and
a) rejoice that YOUR nails don't look this bad and YOU had the sense not to buy this polish
b) pity me
It's not bad in the bottle and that's where it's staying from now on.
What possessed me to think peach shimmer was a good idea?
Honest to God I've made some stupid decisions in my time. I thought a self-catering chalet in Dorset would make for a great holiday, I admit that. I wore red vinyl pixie boots in the 80s. I'm not ashamed. Actually I am a little ashamed about the boots.
That's it before my desperate effort to conceal it under a layer of Canmake.
I am so mortified. Spend your life trying not to succumb to your inner oldie and this is where you end. Even by my standards this is bad.
The polish dries slowly and also reacted badly to my usual top coat. Probably nothing inherently wrong with it but I hate it on me. Trouble is I haven't the time to remove it and recommence so I'm stuck with it for day. Where are my gloves?
Moreover I now detest the Borghese by association. So that's two duff polishes at the swipe of a brush.
Now I'm sure he looks miserable enough already without having chemicals dropped into his eyes. So read on for more animal-testing info. (He was probably sulking because I was on my way out. You wouldn't think he has a personal dog-walker to keep him company when I go out to work which is only 3 days anyway!)
This (above) lists companies that DO still animal-test. It's a long list.
For our purposes the big names are L'Oreal and Maybelline.
I suggest you take a look at it yourself.
The ethical issues surrounding spending are legion. Personally I won't buy stuff made in China (human rights). Then there are environmental issues. Am I buying the right detergent? Should I be buying Turkish cherries (air miles)? It's easier just not to bother. It's also difficult to trace the origins of many products. But I do try to be as well-informed as I can and forgive myself if I make a mistake and buy something which is theoretically on my banned list.
On that jolly note
Good weekend to one and all (except the Ginger + Liz legal department)