Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November 8 for No H8: Eradicate Hate in the Nail Polish Blogger Community



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 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 and even to our polish application techniques.  To look down on 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.






Milani Totally Cool
A violet jelly, rich with duochrome flakies that glisten pink to orange to gold.  A bit thin, this is four coats.

Totally Cool demonstrates that a single entity comprised of different colors, textures, and finishes can ultimately create something beautiful.  

I am also pleased to showcase a purple mani from our beloved Leah Ann of Llarowe.  She used HITS Unconventional, NPB Boop Oop a Dupe, Picture Polish Festival, and HITS Afterglow for this magnificent tribute.



Please note that Llarowe will be donating $2.00 of every purple polish sold on her site from 12am Thursday, November 8 through 12am Friday, November 9 to Pacer.org, an organization devoted to anti-bullying education.

If you or someone you know suffers from bullying, there is help.  Please visit the following sites for support and encouragement:

StopBullying.gov
Report Cyber Bullying
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800.273.TALK (8255)
Eradicate H8




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