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For today’s light it up blue segment.
I’ve officially run out of blue nail polish choices now, but I hope to remedy that this weekend. For years I’ve loved funky nail colors—honey, I was painting my nails black back when it wasn’t chic to do so, because it wasn’t chic. Remember when Lita Ford was doing it?
Yeah. That far back.
That the fashion designers latched on to it burns my britches. (It was my little goth girl color first. Give it back!! hehe)
I’ve moved on to testing the look of other colors, white, meh. I’m okay with white. But I love dark so I use a lot of deep blackish blues and dark greens these days—and my dear favorite deep purples. *Cue Smoke on the Water* hehe The stormier the shade the better.
Now, here’s the hard part. I ran across this article last night and it said that there are three nasty ingredients some add to nail polish—DBP, Toulene and Formaldehyde. (You know, the stuff morticians embalm bodies with?) Well, these three ingredients were banned for nail polish production in 2006. Because they are toxic to humans.
Whoa. Being a nail chewer, and more importantly, having lost many family members the last few years to cancer, this gave me extreme pause. I went through my collection of polishes (I’m a polish nerd, I admit it). I had to get a magnifying glass out to read some of the lists (yeah, remember that line up there that ends “back when Lita Ford was big”? I’m officially old). Turned out, all but seven of my current collection had these pesky chemicals.
To add insult to injury a few of my favorites are bound to companies that test on animals.
Yes, I did. How did I not know this all these years?
Luckily, the company I’ve always looked to for my funky colors Wet N Wild, dumped that toxic soup and they’re animal friendly (with a name like Wet N Wild I’d be disappointed if they did any less.) and they’re readily available at the grocery store I shop at.
Point two, convenience is everything! So, hopefully I’ll find a pretty couple blues to replace the two I just had to dump. I may even look into some over at Etsy but that’ll depend on ye ole credit card. (eep!) I’ve found roughly seven other Name companies that meet both these cruelty-free, chemical free criteria, and lots of ones on Etsy that claim the same.
My jury’s out on one company I love but I don’t have any blues by them. I’m still looking into the question do they/don’t they test on animals. I hope not, but I don’t know.
In the meantime, while I figure all this out, go check out Tammy’s Light it up Blue posts. She’s hosting a giveaway, ladies. Have a happy blue day.
This is World Autism Day (and April, World Autism Awareness Month), and a friend of mine (Tammy from Lacquer and Leather) is holding an awareness event.
Ladies, do you paint your nails? If so, please consider painting them blue sometime this month for Autism Awareness. Mine are.
(Guys, I don’t see any reason you couldn’t participate too, if you like.
And don’t forget to check out Nicolette’s post below, before you scamper away. )
There is no sincerer love than the love of food. ~George Bernard Shaw
You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. ~G. K. Chesterton
What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? ~Erma Bombeck, “No One Diets on Thanksgiving,” 26 November 1981
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~Native American Saying
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day. I’m thankful for…you, my friends and family.
For all my readers who are military vets…Thanks for your service.
I have received an award!
From The Book Guru Girl
Wow! Thank you!Now, as per her instructions,
This is old news now but I passed this on to these 15 people.
Abigail at All Things Urban Fantasy
Maureen at Mystical Magical Moments
Anna at Lose Your Heart In a Book
Kristin at The Fantasy Cafe
Lisa at For the Love of Books
Jessica at A Great Read
Briana at The Book Pixie
Angela at Dark Faerie Tales
Casey at A Passion for Books
Leslie at That Chick That Reads
Amy C at Romance Book Wyrm
Queen of Romance at Ramblings on Romance
Marissa at Marissa’s Booklair (Beltated happy birthday, Marissa! )
Anna from Anna’s Book Blog
Seven things about me.
1) I love to read (not surprising, is it?)
2) I’m an aspiring writer.
3) The first novel I ever wrote was a contemporary romance about a motherless girl and a Frenchman (And I hope very hard no one ever finds that manuscript! )
4) I once fell in a canal, and went down, curious and without batting an eye til a family friend yanked me out.
(which I don’t know if I could ever do again!)
5) I wanted to be a rock star (ala Stevie Nicks and Heart), when I was younger.
6) I think Michael Shanks (the guy that plays Daniel Jackson on the series Stargate SG:1) is really cute
7) When I was a child, I tried to dig a hole to China.