Thursday, November 8, 2012

NO H8 - A Purple Manicure In Honor of Eradicating Hate

Good morning my fellow lacquered lovers!  Happy Thursday!  I'm so sorry about the lack of posting this week but between the hurricane and catching up on everything in life, I've been a bit busy!  Today's post is something very special to me that I want to share with you.  We all know that bullying has always been a problem, but now, with the internet, cyber bullying takes it to a whole new level.  People think that because they are behind a computer screen, it gives them the "right" to say whatever they want, regardless of the consequences, because they don't have to face up to them the way they do in real life.  People can say "sticks and stones" and that they are "just" words but the truth is, when it's directed at you, those words hurt.  It's time we make a stand, and the nail polish and beauty blogger community has come together to do purple manicures to bring attention to the cause.  Now, without further ado, on to the polish!

I decided to do a jelly sandwich!  I used Nfu-Oh 28 and Lush Lacquer Salt N Pepa for this manicure.  Purple is the color behind the anti bullying movement so I figured this was a fun way to show it off!  Here is a little more information behind this movement:

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.

Thanks for taking the time to read and feel free to leave any comments below!  If you've ever been a victim of bullying or cyber bullying, you know how much it can hurt so feel free to join in and take a pledge with us to stop bullying.


  1. Very pretty! I too have been bullied, not online, but in real life and it stinks. H8 is H8 and it's not cool. Thank you for sharing this beautiful manicure and your thoughts on this subject with us. ♥

  2. Carly, this is fabulous! Here's hoping that the massage will finally get through!

  3. Looks stunning, thxxx for the support!

  4. This manicure made me say OH WOW out loud. This is so beautiful I want to shout.

    But that isn't just because of the polish color : ) WINK WINK!

  5. I actually loves all the 100+ manis done today but this jelly sandwich gave me ideas, it s so unique!

  6. Beautiful mani, Carly. My nails are green because I spaced but my bathrobe is purple and my heart is definitely in this. <3

  7. What a stunning manicure! And for a great cause too, love it :)

  8. Love it! I participate too, already put my link!

  9. Great manicure for an even greater cause!


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