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Here’s Why Kat Von D Isn’t Getting My Money Ever Again

Last night Kat Von D decided to voice her opinion on Instagram about the recent murder of the lion Cecil in Africa by that sick trophy hunter dentist. I reposted it immediately and here it is below.

KVD Post

What myself and probably around 75% of the now over 4,000 commenters took from this was incredibly insulting and offensive. She basically said we meat-eaters are no better than a trophy hunting murderer who kills solely for fun. WTF!?! She actually said this to her 2.8 million followers MOST of whom probably eat meat and put a shitload of money into her pockets from buying her makeup and books, etc. The differences between a guy who pays $55,000 to fly to another country to illegally kill an endangered animal for fun is VASTLY different than what we meat-eaters do. And yes, I know there are many, many issues with how animals are raised for meat in the US, but that is another matter. Trophy hunting and meat-eating are not the same in any way. Hunting endangered animals for sport is illegal and sick. Eating chicken or steak is something humans have been doing legally for thousands and thousands of years for survival/nutrients, not for a thrill.

Then she goes onto preach that science has proven meat is bad for us (oh really?) but yet we need to decide for ourselves the truth. Aside from the fact that I felt completely insulted by this post, it also enraged me because of the hypocrisy. Her makeup line isn’t all vegan. Her Instagram feed shows her wearing leather shoes, owning leather gloves and using designer luggage that most definitely does NOT come in pleather. She shows taxidermied animals which she uses as decoration all over her house. She (at least used to) drives a Bentley with leather seats.

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Instagram Photo Editing Madness

Retro woman surprised

Why hello there dear reader, how are you doing today? I wanted to take a minute (or 30) to write a post about something that’s been really chapping my hide lately. I hope you stay with me here.

By now pretty much everyone on earth knows about the major photo editing that magazines do on all their photos. They do things from nipping in waists to thickening hair to adding cleavage, etc. It’s never-ending what they do. But what’s bothering me now is the heavy photo editing popping up on social media lately, specifically Instagram.

I feel like the editing on Instagram in a way is actually more damaging to young minds than magazines. Magazines present a glossy amazing “fantasy” spread that (I think) most people realize isn’t attainable in real life. I feel like most people look at say the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and realize how heavily edited the photos are. I believe most people also realize that these models have an entire clothing, makeup, hair and lighting crew behind each and every photo.

Instagram is different in that it’s supposed to be “insta” and therefore more personal. It’s supposed to represent an immediate shot of something as it happens. It’s meant to show one person’s life in snapshots. However, increasingly some large makeup brands, YouTube personalities, bloggers and makeup artists are showing extremely staged photos that are obviously not even taken with a phone. I’ll admit, I too have been guilty of this. The staged photos definitely get a lot of “likes” and seem to be quite popular. But that’s not even the main issue I am seeing.

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Erin Condren Rose Gold Life Planner Review

Erin Condren Rose Gold Life Planner

So last year I caught the Erin Condren fever and reviewed my first Life Planner. Now I have the new limited edition Rose Gold Life Planner for 2015/2016!

As you probably know, I’m a sucker for anything rose gold colored and yes, I wanted the planner simply because of that. I didn’t need it as the one I currently have goes through the end of 2015, but I WANTED it. But there was another actual real reason I got it – it now comes in a horizontal weekly layout! Before there was only the vertical option, which was fine with me actually, but I like the horizontal one because there is more room for writing.

You can order it either for the remaining months of 2015 and 2016, or get it just for 2016.

Erin Condren Rose Gold Life Planner-2

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Changes Happening…

Hello all, hope you had a wonderful long weekend (if you are in the US) and wonderful regular weekend if you aren’t!

First of all I would like to say if you saw my update on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook yesterday about blogging I was a bit hasty and didn’t really say what I meant to say. So I figured I would write it all out on my ACTUAL blog.

I’m going to be cutting back on blogging for the foreseeable future. I didn’t mean to imply I won’t be blogging at all anymore (which is what I said basically yesterday) but rather I am going to blog when I feel like it. There are numerous reasons but the main one is the good ‘ole standard that every blogger who has been blogging for this long says: it’s no longer much fun anymore.

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Is It Cruelty Free or Not?

Paw Prints

Happy Monday morning everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!

As most of you know I try and always put on my blog posts if a brand is cruelty free or not. Lately this is becoming harder and harder to keep up with because companies keep changing and I don’t have time to keep investigating. Many companies are now selling in China and other countries where animal testing is required by law, and I am not always up-to-date on what’s going on. Also people have different definitions of cruelty free. Some believe if a company (say OPI) is owned by a non-cruelty free company (say Coty) that means they aren’t cruelty free. Whereas others are ok with OPI being owned by Coty as long as they remain cruelty free themselves.

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