20 Mar 2013

Shopping: Shop log of the last month

Long time since I did a shop log here so here's what I bought in the last month or so.

17 Mar 2013

Skin care: Burt's Bees

I've recently started to use Burt's Bees skincare products for my hands and feet.

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15 Mar 2013

Nails: Desigual n°3

The third shade of my Desigual nailpolishes is grey. Not silvery but proper normal grey.

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As with the last shades, this one is again a nice texture. It's creamy and covers very well in two layers. I like the colour. it's low-key but striking.
I finished it with some platinum glitter by Orly on the top of my nails, french manicure style.
Then finished it off with my usual topcoat Seche Vite.

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Animal Testing info:
Desigual polish : unknown
Orly and Seche Vite don't test on animals

13 Mar 2013

Ban on Animal Testing in EU

Source: www.leapingbunny.org/press7.php

Leaping Bunny Applauds Europe's Decision to Ban Animal Testing on Cosmetics

March 11, 2013
PHILADELPHIA—The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) is pleased to see that the European Union (EU) law to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals has officially gone into effect. Our international partner, the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments, has worked on this important issue for over two decades, and starting today, it will be illegal to market, import, or sell animal-tested cosmetics in the 27 countries that make up the EU. The law that passed in 2004 set a series of deadlines to end animal testing and ultimately the sale of cosmetic products and their component ingredients that have been tested on animals. 

“We see the new EU law banning the sale of cosmetic products that have been tested on animals as an important milestone,” said CCIC Chair Sue Leary. “We join our partners in the EU in celebrating this momentous occasion.” 

However, CCIC, which administers the Leaping Bunny Program for cruelty-free certification in the United States and Canada, warns consumers that this ban does not mean that all companies selling their products in Europe are free from new animal testing. Important questions remain about how the ban will be interpreted in the individual EU member countries tasked with enforcement. Some ingredients that are used in products other than just cosmetics may still be tested or could still be tested for other purposes like environmental toxicity. In addition, other countries such as China have laws that require some animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients. It is unlikely that brands selling in Europe will be prohibited from carrying out required animal tests to sell in other markets. 

CCIC urges compassionate consumers to continue to look to the Leaping Bunny Program to make informed decisions about a company’s animal testing policy. Companies certified by Leaping Bunny cannot test their products or ingredients on animals regardless of international regulatory requirements. The Leaping Bunny Program also certifies companies that make household products, which are unaffected by this new animal testing ban. 

Since 1996, the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics has been connecting compassionate consumers with cruelty-free companies. The CCIC is made up of the following organizations: American Anti-Vivisection Society; Animal Alliance of Canada; Beauty Without Cruelty, USA; Doris Day Animal League; Humane Society of Canada; The Humane Society of the United States; and the New England Anti-Vivisection Society. CCIC's international partner is the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments. 

For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact the CCIC at (888)546-CCIC/ vicki@LeapingBunny.org.

6 Mar 2013

Nails: O.P.I. Tomorrow Never Dies

I bought this one from the James Bond Collection by O.P.I. when it was on sale on asos.com some time ago.
And man, I'm amazed!
Also, it's one of the shades that's the hardest to get right on a picture. I took a zillion photos with two different cameras and I still didn't manage to get the colour as it is.

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3 Mar 2013

Nails: Barry M - Blackberry

I tried my second colour of Barry M's fruitrelated gelly nailpolishes I bought some time ago.
Blackberry is a purple colour with a bit of blue in it. As with the bloodorange colour, this one is again very glossy and gives excellent cover.

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