Monday, April 2, 2012

Autism Awareness Month and NOTD

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I can't believe it's already April! April is autism awareness month and I have a brother who is autistic and has aspberger's syndrome. At first it was very difficult to understand but now he's older and he's never been more social, loving, happy, and just plain amazing! He also has a great sense of humor, he's always been smart,  and loves making people laugh. He's almost a senior in high school and he wants to go to college so I plan on helping him apply to whichever colleges he wants. So the color for autism awareness month is blue. I wanted to start off April with blue nails.  The symbol for autism awareness is a puzzle piece so I plan on incorporating that into some of my nail designs as well. Please feel free to leave pictures and stories on my facebook page, here and on my twitter about autism awareness and what it means to you. I'd love it! So for my NOTD I put on China Glaze Smoke and Ashes which looks pretty up close but from far just looks like black nail polish, so I added one coat of Finger Paints Motley to give it a blue flakie effect. Smoke and Ashes is from the Hunger Games collection and the formula is flawless and opaque in pretty much one coat but I put on two. I didn't photograph it on it's own but I will soon.







I wore this mani glossy for a day and then I added one coat of China Glaze Matte Magic. Check it out!







I love this look! It's so much prettier in person! I can't stop staring at my nails! This reminds me of the dark murky ocean! What do you guys think?

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous combination, and it looks great matte too

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  2. my brother has autism too, I did blue puzzle piece nails for today :-)

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    1. I have to learn how to do puzzle pieces!

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  3. I had no idea about the autism month and I just painted my nails pink tonight :-(
    I will find something blue as soon as I have the time!

    In the meanwhile - the matte version of your mani is AMAZING!!!!!
    So much prettier then the glossy IMO and I LOVE IT!!!

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    1. I love the matte version! It has so much depth! Thanks for liking it too!

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