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Friday, November 9, 2012

November 8 (*cough* 9) For NOH8

"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."

There has been a lot of nastiness and bullying in the blogging community lately. It's just not right! Polish is supposed to be fun! I don't see the need for any drama.
So I wanted to join and do a purple mani for No H8 Day. I'm pretty sure it's still November 8 in other parts of the world so I will just sneak mine in here on Nov. 9. ;)
We all started somewhere. No one is perfect at painting their nails or cleaning up their manicures right away. Both things take practice! I still don't do my cleanup perfectly and I too get polish on my cuticles. It's really not something we should take too seriously.
I'm sure we have all been bullied at least once in our lives, and have probably also been a bully. I know it makes me feel horrible to think of some things I've said about/to people and things that have been said about/to me. So I think we all need to stand up and cut the drama out of blogging. :)

Today I'll be showing you my first OPI polish, Do You Lilac It, which I bought over a year ago! I only have half the bottle left! 

Here's my simple mani with OPI Do You Lilac It today! :)

And, I actually dug up my first manicure using this polish from my Instagram! So, this is what my manicures looked like in September 2011.

I'm sure if you go back to when you first got into polish, your nails and polishing skills will also be not perfect. Everybody starts somewhere! :)

So please, let's stop the nastiness and hate in the blogging community. <3

Thanks for reading.

Elissa xx


Nicole LaRussa said...

Love this color!!

Elissa said...

Me too! It's so pretty!

Rebecca Lavender-Roberts said...

Gorgeous! I can't believe how many purple polishes are on my wish list after today :)

MsPrickle said...

I missed posting mine on 8 November too. I managed to post before the inlinkz collection closed by a few hours.

This is a gorgeous colour. I don't know why I don't have it. I should.

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