Holy smokes! I cracked and bought me some OPI! Since OPI was bought out by Coty, I've been boycotting them, because of animal testing..... sigh! OPI does not animal test but Coty apparently does. I use Burt's Bees products and later found out they are owned by Clorox, who are not eco friendly nor cruelty free. So should I stop using Burt's Bees too? I started to figure, if I continue to use Burt's Bees, and that division of the Clorox company has strong sales, Clorox might catch on that there are consumers out there who will buy products because they are eco-friendly and cruelty free.... I hope.
Well, I have to say this is not a simple issue with clear boundaries. I have been doing a bunch of reading about eco-friendly, vegetarian and vegan products. The more I read the more confusing it becomes and I don't even know sometimes if the information I am reading is even reliable. One thing I have figured out is trying to go eco-friendly will compromise the use of animal products and going vegan will sometimes compromise being eco-friendly. Trying to do both is damn hard to near impossible. I'm not going to give up, I'm just going to make the best decision possible with the best information I have at hand. The last thing I want to do is sound like an alarmist and send out the message that we are all going to die... Also, I am far from perfect, I make mistakes, I have polluted the earth, eaten animals, used petroleum based products; yes my hands are covered in blood just like everyone elses'.... I'm just trying to do the best I can, and hope you do too.
Now, Every Month is Oktoberfest (EMIO) is the polish that made me break down. That says a lot! It looks very close to ANNY's The Answer Is Love, which I can't get a hold of because I'm not in Europe. EMIO is a nice dark indigo based polish with red/gold shimmer... dark and gorgeous!
Two easy coats and the formula is excellent. EMIO is definitely one of my new favorite dark polishes.
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