Indie Thursdays Return! Pibble Polish “Faithful Friend”
For this week, I wanted to return focus on the Indie lacquer line Pibble Polish. Particularly on the color “Faithful Friend” and the story of Moo, the pitbull behind the brand.
See “FF” over mint, pink, black, apricot, and jelly-glitter-sandwiched after the jump!!
Faithful Friend is Glitter-bomb explosion of:
- XL Dark blue hexes
- Large matte and metallic blue hexes
- Large purple squares
- Small fuchsia hexes
Great quality brush and great quality formula.
Faithful Friend is described as “dazzling” in the Pibble Polish store and I have to agree. The quality of the glitter is awesome and something that gives it an edge. There is also a TON of it, giving good coverage on the first coat. Here is one swipe withn average amount on the brush:
Now let’s see those color combos, jah?
We’ve seen it over blue…
Now how about..
2 Thin Coats “FF” over an apricot! (Revlon “Apricot Pastry”)
…and SANDWICHED! Oh yeah.
2 Thin Coats “FF” over black. Galactic!
2 Thin Coats “FF” over a jelly mint! (Revlon “Mint Gelato”)
2 Thin Coats “FF” over a cool pink! (Zoya “Shelby”)
sparkle sparkle sparkle
The Story of Moo.
Pibble Polish was inspired by a Pitbull named “Moo”. Adopted on the birthday of the mind behind the line, she was a broken Pitbull found wandering the streets.
“by some college students who fell in love with her wonderful, affectionate personality and tried to keep her in their dorm room. When they were (shockingly, haha) found out she went to animal control.”
It’s suspected the once in the hands of animal control, Miss Moo did not do well at all.
“Animal control in that city doesn’t keep dogs for long, so the night before Moo’s euth date the dog warden called a pit bull rescue and asked them to take Moo in and find her a foster home.”
The dog warden had also fallen for Moo’s personality & love of people and she told the rescue, “this dog is special, she can’t be destroyed.”
By this point Moo was more than just broken spirited, she was malnourished and severely underweight, covered in stains, the muscles in her hind legs had atrophied and she retained scar tissue from years old injuries that were never properly addressed or healed. Not only all of that but she had given birth many times, including recently. It’s believed that she was kept confined to a crate and used solely for breeding in a backyard breeding mill.
“Once she had outlasted her usefulness as a puppy producer/money generator she was probably kicked out & abandoned. Whoever originally owned her also chopped off her ears in a horrible at-home chop job; they’re unevenly cut, cut way too far, and the edges are all rough with scar tissue.”
“From all of the bouncing around, neglect, and instability that made up her early life, Moo developed abandonment issues and fairly severe separation anxiety. I’ve spent a year at home with her working hard to grow her confidence and reduce the fear and anxiety she feels when people leave. In the beginning she would shake like a leaf, drool, panic, try to break down the door, dig under the door, howl, bark, and pee everywhere if she was left alone even for a few minutes. With the help of medication & behavior modification techniques (I’ll Be Home Soon by Patricia McConnell is a wonderful book that outlines many of these techniques), Moo is now able to stay home for a few hours at a time with a much reduced anxiety level. We still have a ways to go, but we’re getting there!
Other than the separation anxiety, Moo is the most perfect dog I could ask for. Despite the abuse and neglect in her past, despite having every reason to fear and mistrust people, she instead sees everyone as opportunities for love and friendship. Moo is a remarkable tribute to the huge heart, unflagging optimism, and boundless loyalty of the pit bull.”
WANT TO SEE MORE?
The Pibble Polish store can be found HERE:
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