Knocked Up Nails Swatches & Review

Knocked Up Nails

Have you heard of Knocked Up Nails yet? Well it’s time you did!

This is a fairy new nail polish company that has a 5-free, pregnancy-safe formula. There is no toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate or camphor. They are also cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free and made in the USA. There are currently around 20 shades in various finishes. Here is a list of the actual ingredients in their products:

Butyl Acetate– an organic compound commonly used as a solvent in the production of nail polish. Butyl acetate is found in many types of fruit & has the sweet smell of bananas or apples.
Ethyl Acetate
– another organic compound commonly found in perfumes, confectionaries and fruits
– a fiber used for viscosity
Acetyl Tributyl Citrate
– a biodegradable substance that increases fluidity
Adipic Acid/ Neopentyl Glycol/ Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer
– soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone
Isopropyl Alcohol
– dissolves nitrocellulose (a fiber used for viscosity)
Stearalkonium Bentonite
– a naturally occurring powder that is produced from the reaction between hectorite clay, a naturally occurring mineral, and stearalkonium chloride
Acrylates Copolymer
– a safe adhesive
Copolymer – an environmentally-conscious film former
– an organic compound used in nail polish
Polyethylene Terephthalate
– a safe product that helps create a durable, yet flexible film
Aluminium Powder
– obtained from naturally occurring aluminum-containing minerals
– naturally occurring and made from sand 

Knocked Up Nails I Earned A Little Blue Box

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Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Too Faced Born This Way Absolute Perfection Foundation

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is the newest cool thing from one of my favorite cruelty-free brands, and I’ve got all the details and my thoughts about it for you!

Born This Way is an “undetectable medium-to-full coverage” foundation which comes in twelve shades. It’s oil-free and infused with coconut water (to replenish skin’s moisture levels), alpine rose (to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity), and hyaluronic acid (for a smoother more youthful appearance). It’s made without sulfates, parabens, phthalates and is gluten-free.

I realize I should have taken another photo or two of one of the bottles by itself, but I didn’t. Oops. Anyway it’s a nice frosted glass bottle with a pump-style applicator.

Too Faced Born This Way Absolute Perfection Foundation Swatches

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Deborah Lippmann Fall 2015 Roar Collection

Deborah Lippmann Fall 2015 Roar Collection

The Deborah Lippmann Fall 2015 Roar Collection is coming soon!

This 4-piece collection “evokes feminine strength and echoes the united voice of women everywhere. Inspired by the rebirth of female empowerment (equal rights, equal opportunity and female solidarity) and iconic leaders like Grace Jones, Madonna and Cher, Deborah specifically designed these show-stopping shades to represent that power with color.”

Three of the shades are cremes and one is a full-coverage super-sparkly holographic glitter.

Deborah Lippmann She Wolf

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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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