A post? From me? With actual polish on my nails? Yes it is true! I mentioned last post that I was going to be reviving the blog, cause I didn’t want it sitting with the last post being from September. Oops.
I also mentioned that I got a bunch of polishes and stamping plates for Christmas and that was pretty much the catalyst that prompted me to be like, “Let’s bring the blog back, yo!”
Hi everyone! I hope all my American readers had an awesome Labor Day. I spent my Labor Day, well, laboring. I had to work. That’s alright though, because of the holiday it was super slow. In fact, I was able to do my nails with the down time.
And what I did was a fun summer gradient to mark the unofficial end of summer! Which means fall colors are about to be all up in here.
If you make beauty videos on YouTube, watch beauty videos on YouTube, or even have come across them in passing, you’ve probably seen something by a user going by taliajoy18.
And, even if you haven’t, you’ve probably seen her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Talia was a 13-year-old girl who had been battling neuroblastoma and myelodysplastic syndrome (more commonly known as preleukemia). Sadly, she lost her battle with both of these diseases on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Her last Instagram picture was a shot of her, her mother, and a close friend of her family rocking mint green manis, so Nicole of Nail Polish Wars thought it would be a fitting tribute for a bunch of us in the nail community to do mint green manis, and the response was overwhelming.
Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day, designed to spread awareness for ovarian cancer. It’s a cancer with a very low survival rate, no cure, and very little awareness. (Notice how it gets one day, but breast cancer gets a whole month?) Because of this, a bunch of us Nail Tarts have gotten together to create teal manis (teal is the ovarian cancer awareness color) to help the cause.
I have been fortunate enough that I haven’t been put through the pain of losing someone to this very deadly disease, but I still want to show my support to those who have, or are fighting it/watching someone fight it.