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31DC2013 Day 9- Rainbow Nails (for equality :-) )

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Hi everyone!

So today’s post comes with somewhat of a political message. I’m sorry if my views do not coincide with yours- my goal here is not to force my views upon you. I’m merely supporting my political stance in the medium that I know how to use- nail polish. If you think you might find this post offensive, please, feel free to stop reading now. I won’t be offended.

When I think of rainbows, the first thing that comes to mind is marriage equality. It’s a hot topic in America right now, since DOMA and prop 8 were struck down just this summer. Not to mention, Macklemore’s hit song “Same Love” is bringing light to the issue in a very public way. It’s great to see such amazing steps being made to achieve equality. After all, love is love. While I am not a part of the LGBT community myself, I highly support the cause, and today, I decided to use my rainbow day nails to do just that.

I started out by painting my nails red. I then used a toothpick to draw orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple stripes (in that order) in a curved way across my nails, to create the rainbows. The colors I used are as follows:

Red- e.l.f., Smokin’ Hot

Orange- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail color, Sun Kissed

Yellow- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail color, Mellow Yellow

Blue- e.l.f., Skinny Jeans

Green- Rue Beauté, 040

Purple- Sinful Colors, Dream On

On my ring finger and thumb, I drew the red and pink equality sign from the human rights campaign. I used e.l.f.’s Flirty Fuchsia mixed with Sinful Colors’ Snow Me White to make the perfect pink. It’s a simple logo that packs a powerful message. I’m super pleased with the end results! Pictures below are with OPI top coat (to smooth out some of the rougher lines)

Natural, indoor lighting

Natural, indoor lighting

Shade

Shade

I hope even if you guys don’t agree with my views, you found the design at least visually appealing. And I do hope you support the cause 🙂

Tomorrow is gradient day! I wonder how I’m going to make that creative!

I’ve also been nominated by Ginger Loves Makeup for the Liebster Award! It’s such an honor 🙂 But more on that in a later post (I’m too busy right now to even think about it!)

I’ll end with a quote from Same Love.

“No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it”

31DC2013

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OTHER NAIL ARTISTS’ RAINBOW NAILS DESIGNS!!!

 

~Beth~

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Author: The Polish Influenza

I'm a teenage nail blogger from Delaware who, among other things, loves science, music, fashion, and um, of course, nail polish! I use my blog as a means of de-stressing, but I also love that I get to share my adventures in lacquer with all of my amazing followers! Please follow me :-)

One thought on “31DC2013 Day 9- Rainbow Nails (for equality :-) )

  1. Well I approve of your message 🙂 Also, it’s your blog- you are entitled to express whatever opinion you want on it! It’s a great way to attract like minds.

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