Thursday, 8 November 2012
No H8 - Crows Toes Cheshire and Catrice Heavy Metallic
Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.
Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.
As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.
In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.
For this mani I started off with 2 coats of Catrice Heavy Metallic topped with a glitter gradient with the gorgeous Crows Toes Cheshire. I chose these polishes because they represent 2 things that make me happy - the Catrice came from a dear friend in my birthday club group and Cheshire, well that's the cat so what's not to love. The are both beautiful polishes although the Catrice was very apt for this mani as it had the biggest brush I have ever seen in my life so I had a lot of cleaning up to do!!
Next time I'm wearing Cheshire over a dark purple or black or maybe even a bright turquoise.
And just to remind ourselves of how far we've come here is a comparison picture of one of the first mani's I took photo's of and one I blogged the other week. I think I've progressed!
This is such a lovely hobby and I have met so many lovely people and made great friends, let's be kind to eachother. x