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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:05 pm 
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I finally put some Zoya Renew into my bottle of BL Trout Pout and it's taken the formula from god awful glumpy mess to kind of ok to the point that it's usable. Happy times!


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:34 am 
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So, Butter London finally catches backlash for a polish name, and even though they've apologized - why doesn't anyone question how that even made it to market in the first place?

The FB comments on the apology are an interesting mix of intelligent humans and complete idiots, too.


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I was bothered by that one! I'd never heard the term before ("Pikey"), but the explanation of the term bothered me and I couldn't believe they did that! To be fair though, they're an American company and I can understand them being ignorant about that race of people. I had NO IDEA that "gypsy" was a racial slur (in school that word was used! educators used that word, so why would we know?!) until 6 years ago when I had told someone that I felt "gypped" about something. Now, I wasn't even paying attention to what I was saying and I didn't even know where that word came from or who it was referring to. Someone heard me say it and a couple days later, she was like "I have to talk to you about something. You used a word that really bothered me..." and she went on to explain why it wasn't appropriate. I had no idea, and I've told others about it who have said "gypped" and "gypsy" and they had no idea. And while reading the comments, it's obvious that other Americans have no idea. So that's the only rationale I can come up with. It's just ignorance. The person who told me about the slur was actually a friend I was hanging out with from the PPK. I think we have to remember that PPKers know a lot more about things like this and are more sensitive to these issues, so that's why when something seems so obvious to understand and we don't get why it isn't easy for others to understand, it's because of who we hang out with normally!

Luckily, they have completely stopped selling the polish and they're offering refunds for those that bought it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:24 am 
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'gypped' is a bigoted term, and don't feel too bad because not a lot of people know that, but gypsy isn't. That's what that group of people are actually called.

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I can't believe anyone thought that name was ok!

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
'gypped' is a bigoted term, and don't feel too bad because not a lot of people know that, but gypsy isn't. That's what that group of people are actually called.

I've heard that gypsy can be a slur and to instead say Roma or Romani. Traveler also seems fine to say.


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It's interesting that the term Gypsy is still used. I also thought it was offensive and personally wouldn't use it. But that's because in German the German version of Gypsy is offensive (except when some groups decide to call themselves gypsies). In Europe many countries are using terms like Roma and Sinti instead although some groups think that these terms do not represent them either.
Here's some more info about the terms used in Europe.
http://www.inotherwords-project.eu/cont ... rning-roma


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There's a show called My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding that's a reality show about...you can guess, and the people in it use Romani/Roma/Gypsy interchangeably. I wasn't even given the impression that gypsy is one of those 'we can call ourselves that but you can't' types of things. Like little people/dwarves will sometimes call each other midgets but it's offensive if a regular sized person calls them that.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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This is the first time I've ever heard that term, so I wouldn't have known the connontations or that it is offensive. But that being said, a company should definitely do fairly thorough research on something like that. Using colloquialisms is usually cute/fun/gimmicky, but there are definitely lines to be aware of.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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That is exactly what I was thinking, Zelavie - even if the people at BL aren't from the UK, they should more thoroughly research a particular term before using it. I know that their naming convention is based on colloquialisms and slang, but really. I know we've talked about some of their other names before and how they can be offensive, so I'm sure they've run into backlash before... I would have thought that they'd be better aware of it by now.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Gypsy is not a derogatory term over here but the word they used most definitely is.

Maybe they'll now consider stopping giving their polishes such rubbish names! I won't hold my breath though.

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taking a break from the spring break of endless paper writing to do my nails, whee!!

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:56 pm 
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My nails are bare today(!), but tonight I'm going to do a coat of my new Color Me Monthly color, Leprechaun's Loot, which is just gold glitter in clear polish. I'd do a nude underneath, but I don't think I have any nude polishes.

This weekend my toes are going to get something springy. I'm thinking Zoya Bevin.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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i have been super lax about posting pictures of my new colors. no more!

here's LVX indigo bleu, which came in a vegan presence parcel a month or two ago:

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this is picture polish cosmos, which is my first bottle of this brand. it's pretty, but it's also spendy and it chipped faster than i'm used to:

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picture polish cosmos by vegan.chai, on Flickr

this is zoya dream, which is similar to cosmos but a brighter blue:

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and here are the two i got from the zoya naturel collection. first is rue, which is a ballet-pinky-nude:

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zoya rue by vegan.chai, on Flickr

and this is normani, which is super similar to zoya jana, but i adore that so i'm fine with what is basically a dupe:

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zoya normani by vegan.chai, on Flickr

whew! also i am super talented at photographing my nails when i have a cat hair on them. every friggin' time.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Nail Polish Canada had a really great sale on Zoya remover so I bought a GIANT jug of it, plus Angel, so that's what I'm wearing (not my photo):

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I was going for "invincible summer if not in my heart or the weather, at least on my nails" but my pale pale skin and permanent exhaustion turned this in to more of an "ice bisque from hell" look.

wet n' wild some sky blue color (I CAN'T FIND THE NAME??) and wet n' wild hallucinate/hallucination glitter top coat.

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i kind of love that the way you took the picture, it might not even be your own hands.

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...oh my god she cut of someone's hands!!!

I haven't painted my nails much lately, one thumb kept splitting and peeling, so I keep cutting and filing it, so the rest of the fingers must remain naked for the good of the whole. And then soon it'll be gardening season.

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I usually have to do really dark purples, blues and blacks on my toes because my nails are all trashed from running. But, miraculously, they're in pretty good shape right now. Nothing that can't be covered by Zoya Odette, which I lovelovelove.

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This weekend I'll be sporting Zoya Pandora

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OCC's Pool Boy. This colour takes a good 3 coats but it's so pretty!
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