Thursday, November 8, 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 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.

Something sweet and dainty. The base color is ELF Lilac and the flowers are a purple acrylic paint as well as the green leaves.

I hope that you will support anti-bullying, not only in the polish blogging community but any kind of bullying. It's crazy what polish can do the nail community, literally. However, we can all bring an end to it. 
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, an organization devoted to anti-bullying education.
If you or someone you know suffers from bullying, there is help available. Please visit the following sites for support and encouragement:


  1. Those little flowers are soooo sweet. Great Job!

  2. Looks sooo pretty, thxxx for the support!

  3. This is adorable!!! I'm posting my purple mani tonight!

  4. What a cute manicure, that's so adorable! And yay for saying something about bullying. I have been very lucky, I only got the "normal" sort of childish bullying for a couple of years, and it was never that severe. It is so sad to think that people have to endure cruel bullying for years and years without end, and that it has been magnified in recent years by the omnipresence the internet lends to bulliers.

  5. This is absolutely stunning, Anna!

  6. Girl, this looks totally gorgeous!

  7. This is so beautiful!!! I love the flowers!