OPI Pink & Purple NOTD

Hiya lovelies!

I've got a bee in my bonnet for doing my nails at the moment.

I did this OPI mani a couple of days ago. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already have seen a sneak peek.

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The pink is Kiss Me On My Tulips and the dark purple (almost black) is Vampsterdam. Vampersterdam left some streakiness at the base of the nail. As I applied a second coat it slightly dragged off the previous coat. Perhaps a little more drying time was required before I put on the second coat - patience is not my forte!

I love the pink - it's the perfect hot pink.

In my last NOTD post I talked about OPI not being cruelty free. After doing some more research it appears their parent company (Coty) isn't cruelty free but they are. Now everyone's ethics are different, but I don't think boycotting a cruelty free 'arm' of a company is for me.

This from PETA: We are happy to let you know that OPI remains cruelty-free despite its acquisition by Coty. Once again, OPI has signed PETA’s statement of assurance to show its commitment to our Caring Consumer campaign and to verify that it will not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulas, or finished products and that it pledges not to do so in the future. Large corporations now recognize the expanding audience of compassionate consumers who want cruelty-free food, cosmetics, and clothing. As cruelty-free products grow in popularity, smaller companies will continue to be bought out by larger companies that do not have the same animal testing policies. These conglomerates’ purchases of compassionate companies have meant that more humane products are widely promoted and sold than ever before. Shoppers see them on stores’ shelves and in advertisements, which enables these cruelty-free products to become increasingly popular. PETA’s cruelty-free company list includes cruelty-free subsidiaries of parent companies that have not eliminated animal tests because we want to support positive steps that companies make for animals. If a subsidiary operates independently from a parent company, we hope that continued support of its products will send a positive message to the parent company, which will ultimately influence its policy. 

So I will still buy OPI. Yuss!

Thanks for reading!

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