Monday, April 2, 2012

Blue Manicure for World Autism Awareness Day ( Speciallita Hits No Olimpo - Poseidon & P2 Color Victim - Blue's Time)

Hello everyone, back with a quick post and a special blue manicure. Why blue? Well 'Light It Up Blue' is a movement whereby buildings are lit up blue for the United Nations World Autism Awareness Day. We have a family member on my husbands side who has severe autism and requires care pretty much all of the time. It is a very misunderstood condition and so if you don't know much about it why not clink on the link above and have a read? 

Although I can't light my building up blue, I can paint my nails and I know there are lots of other bloggers out there who also have done this including Mihaela at Lacquer Buzz, Cris over at Let Them Have Polish and Jasmine at Colour Coated.

For my manicure I used P2 Color Victim in Blue's Time and then layered two coats of Speciallita Hits No Olimpo in Poseidon. I forgot to take a photo of the P2 on it's own but I love it so will do another post. Check out the holo on Poseidon!




Under artificial bright light:






In bright sunlight:




Hope you liked it, and more to the point will take a few minutes to read up on autism and the condition, how it affects the person, their families and how you can help. Even taking the time to have a read about it will mean you have some understanding should you ever come across someone with it. 

Thankyou everyone. xxx

48 comments:

  1. That top coat is amazing!!! xx

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  2. Gorgeous manicure for a great cause :-)

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  3. That holo is just amazing! It's gorgeous. Love the whole look Esther, brilliant idea and perfectly painted as usual :)x

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  4. Love it Esther!! So beautiful!

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    1. Thankyou Marisa, have you tried your Hits Holo yet?

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    2. Oh yes, I tried it and loved it!!! I'll send you a pic. Just have to schedule the post ;0). Thanks again for my present ;0).

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  5. Great cause, great colour!! xx

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  6. Ooo, I'm liking that top coat. Absolutely fantastic. Love that your raising awareness for Autism I also think it is very misunderstood. Lovely :) x

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    1. Thankyou LaaLaa, hopefully people will have read up on it a bit!

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  7. Wow that's a great combination!! And I'm so happy to see another blue mani today!!

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  8. Drooooooooolllll. That is a beautiful combination and looks great on you!

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  9. I think you know how I feel about blue and holo. Your photos make me want to spend crazy amounts of money on this polish. Thank you for the mention! I like to think that maybe a few people clicked the links in our posts and found out a little more about this condition. It's not much but it's the least we can do!xx

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    1. No problem Mihaela, it's a small gesture but altogether we can help! & you NEED this polish!

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  10. Absolutely fantastic, Esther!!!<3<3

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  11. Thank you! As a parent of a child on the spectrum, thank you for posting about Autism Awareness. It means so very much to me, as well as Kalli. :)

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    1. Hey Kimberly, I hope all is well with you & Kalli? x

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  12. Wow!!! You captured the holo perfectly!!!! SO pretty!!!! :-)

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    1. Thankyou Crystal, it seemed so much more holo in real life!

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  13. It's gorgeous. So want me some Hit's polishes.

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    1. Oh you definitely nee dot get some of these!!

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  14. Esther this is beautiful!!!!! Such great layering, I love how the color underneath really brightens the Hits holo. Love this!

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    1. Thankyou Jacqui, I wanted to save precious holo by layering!

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  15. I have just ordered this fab hit colour,its gorge!! I used to do childcare b4 I went into hairdressing and was lucky to work with a preschooler who was autistic he was such a fab little character and highly intelligent for his age,so glad autism is finally been made more awre of xxx

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    1. Thankyou BooBoo, it's stunning. I think people are beginning to understand it a bit better which is great!

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  16. I should not have read this post! Now I want to get those holo ones. And for such a lovely cause! I think this is my favorite length when it comes to the nails!
    Phlox

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  17. I loooooove Poseidon on you Esther! <3 :)

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    1. Thankyou Jeanette, I can see me wearing this a lot over summer, better get backup!

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  18. ooooh weee!
    GORGEOUS swatches of an intense holo! Lovely

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    1. I think you need this in your life Marta.x

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  19. such an awesome cause, I have two cousins that have autism, Wish I would have done a blue mani, yours is beautiful, I have poseidon and have yet to try it, so shameful of me.

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