Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Diabetes Awareness mani

Today the nail polish community is band together to raise awareness for Diabetes. I have family and dear friends affected by this disease. I pray for the day when this disease can be eradicated. For more information about World Diabetes Day, visit this website!

For this mani I used Ninja Polish Bing! Caribbean Reef, 3 coats.

For more blogs supporting this cause, see below:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NOTD: NoH8...a collaboration against mean spirited bullying

I'm sure many of you have noticed, and if you haven't consider yourself blessed, that there is a lot of drama and in some cases hate in the nail polish community. I truly don't understand why it has to be and hope we can move forward someday as a more unified community where ridiculing others isn't accepted or encouraged.

While eradicating jealousy, hate and drama is a lot to expect...we can still encourage each other in being positive. One thing people should keep in mind is that even through the veil of the internet, people's feelings still can get hurt...and are being hurt :(

I touched on my story in the About Me of my blog and sadly this taunting and mocking didn't stop in grade/high school. I had not experienced it in my adult life until I came into the Nail Polish community. What people really need to understand is that while it may feel like an unattached, anonymous (or even funny) comment to the person at the subject of that comment it could be a hurtful moment. There is a real person with real feelings on the other end...

November 8th has been chosen, along with the color purple, for us to band together and represent NoH8 in the nail polish community. I have not just chosen just any purple polish from my collection to wear for this but rather I created one instead. Below is a picture, it is a black jelly with a fine purple sparkle accented with purple square glitter. Maybe it is corny but to me the black represents the bullying and hate that keeps shrouding our community, the purple sparkle and squares represents each and every one of us, large and small, that have been affected by bullying, hatred or mean-spirited people...shining through the shroud of darkness.

See the links below to the other bloggers who are supporting this movement. We have all been touched by this, sometimes multiple times in various ways....let's all share the love and support NoH8!