Thursday, November 8, 2012

Eradicate hate...

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.

Recently, there has been a group of "mean girls" in the nail community that thought it was funny to target certain bloggers for not so perfect clean up and formed a coalition called "Clean up or die". All I can say is, wow. Everyone has to start someone, and not a one of them are all knowing authorities when comes to the polish community. It's extremely hurtful and hateful, what they did.

In defiance of that, many other bloggers, myself included, have decided to come together and show soldiarity against such purple. Today, November 8, as a show of that solidarity, we chose to wear purple manis :) Below you will find a link to all the bloggers that are part of this.

For my purple mani, I picked my brand new Chanel  Vendetta that my parents bought for me on their cruise. O.M.G. This is a gorgeous purple! ONE(!) coat for opacity! Just for fun, I threw on one coat of Max Factor's Fantasy Fire. Talk about a vampy mani!




  1. Whoa! Gorgeous flash-fest! I would love to see that Chanel on its own!

  2. Thank you! I sure will be swatching this beauty on its own soon enough :)