Thursday, November 8, 2012

No H8 with Ozotic from the vault

As you may have noticed, I normally don't often join in for special events, months with a color, etc. But today I'll make an exception, because I read some touching and familiar stories about bullying on other blogs today, and because of a recent thing about cleanup in the blogging community. I also planned on posting this older mani today, and it just so happens to be a purple (or well, at some angles it is :)), and combined I just felt like joining in this time.


Herôme W.I.C. Jaïpur with Ozotic Pro 506.


I didn't capture all colors in it, the purple and blue are most visible but it can look teal and brown-ish red as well. My indexfinger shows a hint of the teal here.



I'll leave my personal stories out of this post, but I'd like to share a bit of my view on polish and cleanup, because as I said above, the whole cleanup thing caused some drama recently. Colors and being creative are 2 things that are very important to me which combine great with polish and blogging, but I can be really perfectionistic about what I do.
But when it comes to other blogs I usually just enjoy the creativity, the enthousiasm of someone sharing their hobby, and all the pretty colors! And if I dislike something, I'd never leave a comment about it but just close the page instead. That I would do something in a different way does not mean that the other way is wrong, or that my way is better. When it's about cleanup, maybe another person doesn't care about it, isn't sure how to do it, or maybe even can't. What matters is that (s)he is happy with it, not if it matches someone else's ideals. Keep things lighthearted and fun! =)


"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."






3 comments:

  1. Beautiful manicure!!! Your manis are ALWAYS beautiful so I'm not surprised LOL! Thank you for taking a stand! :)

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  2. Oh hun I didn't mean to sound hard and cruel! I Love your nails and mani's. (and somethimes I just wish .... that my pics where as perfect as yours.
    (That's what I ment with jalous) I admire your perfectionism. Each time is just a little feast to see your pretty nails. Don't be insecure! Girl your nails are sooo pretty. Even when there is a glitter on it playing hide and seek. I am still practicing to do the perfect clean up. hihi but hey I'm getting better each time again. Keep up the good work. <3

    Uh does this explain a bit what I ment or does it make it wors... oh my it's somethimes so hard to find the right words on screen. ;-)

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  3. Thanks :) And ugh, I'm sorry to hear that. What you don't see is that my insecurity can take over and that I set the standards way too high for myself. For example, if my mani looks good irl but my fingers have some glitter on them that only shows on photos, I clean it all and redo all the photos. If I start comparing to others I can loose the mood to blog all together because it's too easy to only see negative things about myself, and that's not a good thing either. I hope knowing that will help you not being jealous, we all have our own way to do things and what might look easy, might actually be a struggle. And your nails are perfect like they are! <3

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