Sunday, March 25, 2012

Purple Day Nails

Did you know that 1% of the world's population has some form of epilepsy? Or that there are dozens of different types of epilepsy, and over 40 different types of seizures?  Most people don't. It is one of the most misunderstood disorders even though 1 in 3 adults knows someone who has it. Seizures can be very serious--but they can also be controlled. 75% of people with epilepsy have controlled their epilepsy enough to the point that they can live normal lives. It's not something that you ever get used to, but it's something that becomes normal enough that you begin to not notice it very much. I designed these nails in hopes of somewhat capturing my seizure experience (even though that's definitely impossible), which you can read more on here. But I think I did pretty good. It shows that it's confusing and jumbled, but I can also turn it into something beautiful. It's full of sharp edges, and it definitely isn't graceful, but maybe I can conquer it. Maybe, just maybe, I can make it beautiful, and maybe I can help other's living with epilepsy, too. Every March 26th is Purple Day (or Epilepsy Awareness Day). It is internationally recognized, but not very many people know about it. Someday, I want to wake up and see a WAVE of purple, but that can't happen until the word is spread. Do you think you could help me do that? Tell your friends, tell your family, wear something purple, post it on facebook... Let's just all do SOMETHING. Type in epilepsy into Google. Learn something new in honor of those fighting!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fire/Hunger Games Nails

To a lot of people looking at this picture right now, they're probably thinking, 'Cool, those look like fire!' But there are other people out there who see these and automatically associate them with the Hunger Games (like me whenever I see anything fire related). And for all those die-hard fans like myself, you probably remember that when Katniss first enters the arena, she looks down and realizes that her fire nails are chipping (the horror!). Her prep team painted them as fire for her interview with the ever-so-fabulous Caesar Flickerman. So, me being me, I recreated them! I started with the fire colors--I faded an orange color (that is from China Glaze's Hunger Games Collection, and it's absolutely gorgeous) and a yellow onto a white base. Then I just used my handy dandy toothpick and did the black. To make them extra special I added a glitter top coat and two gems! So Hunger Games-esque. And for anyone who hasn't read the Hunger Games, you need to. It's the best thing that will ever happen to you. Okay, just kidding (or am I?). Anyways, Happy Hunger Games, everyone! The world will be watching <3

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pac-Man Nails

I had like a MILLION people request me to do this design. Why, I do not know, but they are pretty cute! After my last design, I hit an 'uninspired' period, and I didn't do a nail design for like two weeks. But the other day, I broke out my nail polish and got started on this. After I finished the last blue ghost (or whatever the heck that thing is) and I was going to start the pac-man on the thumb, I ran out of black :O. But crisis averted! Today my friend Hannah lent me her black, and I was able to finish :) Hope you like it!