Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 8 - No H8

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, colour, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair colour...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 colourful community.

Here's my purple mani to support the cause! I used Essie She's Picture Perfect for the base and Dollish Polish Hylian Princess for the accents. :)

Here's my two cents. I'll be honest and admit that I've been on both sides of bullying. I was bullied all throughout high school for being a dork, not having many friends, not having the right hairstyle, wearing the wrong nail polish even (Black meant I was a GOTH, which fueled more relentless bullying). Anything you can think of. Kids are vicious. I'm embarrassed to say that my experiences with that have not stopped me from having moments where I pass judgment on other people, but I try my damnedest to catch myself and I'm lightyears better about it than I used to be. Getting older will do that to you.
Whatever goes on in our nail polish community and elsewhere, we need to remember above all else to respect each other, love one another in spite of and because of our differences, and coexist in peace. :)

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.  Please visit the following sites for support and encouragement:
Report Cyber Bullying
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800.273.TALK (8255)
Eradicate H8

Please check out this post over at for more links and No H8 manicures.


Bloggers Against Hate and Bullying!
1. Harajuku Girl FL Beauty  61. Andra Williams  121. Polly Polish  
2. Amandalandish  62. Amber Did It!  122. Lifes Little Blessings  
3. Claudia @  63. Kristina Masten  123. â™¥ KT world Music ~ Life ~ Beauty  
4. Beauty Info Zone  64. Rebecca Likes Nails  124. NAIL ME  
5. Peace Love and Glitter  65. ...And Then There Was Polish  125. Horcrux Nails  
6. Leona Carolina  66. EntirelyNails  126. Bunny Nails  
7. Cosmetics Aficionado  67. Rin\'s Nail Files  127. MandysSecrets  
8. Pinked Polish  68. Spellbinding Nails  128. Lucy\'s Stash  
9. Fox Claws  69. Sincerely Stephanie  129. ManicuredSlayer  
10. Nory from Fierce Makeup and Nails  70. lovenailpolish for NO H8  130. Ruiva Cohen  
11. Ishah x Beauty  71. Très Beau Glamour  131. The Blahg  
12. Captivating Claws  72. Beauty and Fashion Tech  132. Polish Insomnia  
13. Polish Ninja  73. Myfashionality  133. The Daily Lacquerista  
14. ChiChi  74. MommyLovesNailPolish  134. Sirantha\'s Nails  
15. MakeUpMom123  75. Painted Pixies  135. a teachers secret nailblog  
16. Nailing it by mystie  76. Erica\'s Nails and More  136. Polish Pauper  
17. Meredith Anne  77. NailpolishHeaven  137. JanMLoves  
18. shortwidenails  78. Nail Craze with Dayze  138. Jennie  
19. Posh Nail Art  79. Makeup Chic, Literary Geek  139. Nailphotos by Lani  
20. Nailant  80. Ambibugs nails  140. Nails done by a blimbo  
21. Lacquer Buzz  81. The Beauty Delicacy  141. The Nail Adventure  
22.  82. Taneja\'s Bride  142. NailsLikeLace  
23. Nails by Carol  83. Lozlosa (Lisa Chakan)  143. Once Bitten Nails  
24. Never Mind Suzi  84. The Ides of Polish  144. Just for fun  
25. Gatita\'s nail art  85. Older Ladies Like Color Too  145. Nail Polish Wars  
26. Angel  86. My Beauty Dish  146. Jazz at Glitter Infatuation  
27. Kimpelling Beauty  87. Crystaliciousss  147. The Colours in my World  
28. Belessa  88. esstur  148. Nails N Stuff  
29.  89. Dema Pixie  149. Ooooo Shiny!  
30. Marlevi  90. Paperbacks and Polish  150. Nail Loopy  
31. Inky Whiskers  91. LinvanT  151. Sonoma Nail Art  
32. Nails by Ms. Lizard  92. PishPosh and Polish  152. nail crazy  
33. TheFabZilla  93. VWolfe  153. Danielle at Totally Nailed  
34. Lacquer Or Leave Her!  94. Packer Lacquer  154. Annie  
35. Polarbelle  95. Supermaxxx  155. Natalia  
36. nailsandstuff-shannara  96. Sonya Parks  156. Oh! Look at my Nails  
37. Melanie\'s Fancies  97. Imperfectly Painted  157. Cel  
38. Beauty by Miss L  98. polish insomniac  158. Saving the World One Nail at a Time  
39. Neverland Nail Blog  99. Karine\'s Vernis Club  159. Enigmatic Rambles  
40. Lacky Corner  100. PrettyKittyClaws  160. ChrissyAi  
41.  101. embellished nails  161. Cakepie  
42. Jen of Sweet Tips Nails  102. Its\' All About the Polish  162. Epitome of Feminine Allure  
43. JennaFroggy  103. Jen\'s Wonderland  163. I Relish Nail Polish  
44. GoingtotheShowing  104. Every Sensory  164. Glitter Me This  
45. Nailart-Addictions  105. Nothing But Nail Polish  165. See Jodi Polish  
46. Art Evolve  106.  166. Gelic\' nail art  
47. Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom  107. Hand-y Feats and Other Treats  167. Nail Polish Goddess  
48. Moxie Reviews  108. Go Polish Yourself  168. Nails for the Sake of Sanity  
49. Lacquered Lover  109. Lydia\'s Nails  169. JenerallySpeaking  
50. The MakeUp Diary  110. Menina  170. Thoughts of Beauty  
51. Superficially Colorful  111. Pamela H  171. Mimi Manicures  
52. A Ginger\'s Nail...  112. Omg! Polish \'Em!  172. iHeartPrettyPolish  
53. Beyond Beauty Lounge  113. The Crumpet  173. Nailed  
54. Beauty by Arielle  114. Oooh, Shinies!  174. gl0ssy  
55. Lacquer Dreams  115. The Sweet Escape  175. Esmaltoterapia  
56. MixedMama  116. Lisa Nail Polish Creations  176. Mimi\'s Mani\'s  
57. Nails Adored  117. The Lacquerologist  177. College Polished  
58. Red polish or bad polish  118. Polished Grad  178. 9ml Universe  
59. Sonya Parks  119. Polish Etc.  
60. SoFlaJo  120. Abominable Attempts At Pretty Nails  

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  1. I love your honesty Kelly!! Hylian Princess is a perfect choice I love it!! <3 You are awesome!! :)

  2. We all have 'those' thoughts, Kelly! Be you're right, part of growing is learning to not hurt others with our words & trying to not have judgemental thoughts. Some days this is really hard to do! LOL

    1. Well said Inky!! Thanks for the support :D

  3. You are so right. Love the glitter on the accent nails!

  4. I LOVE that purple and you work that glitter so well =)


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