Thursday, November 8, 2012

No H8 / Color Club Gift of Sparkle

November 8 for No H8: Eradicate Hate in the Nail Polish Blogger Community

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 community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer.  Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color and even to our polish application techniques.  To look down on 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 colorful community.
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
I chose to wear Color Club Gift of Sparkle for
today's manicure in honor of No H8.
As a child and teen I was bullied/teased for many number of things ranging from my race, my weight, being a foster child, my teeth, and even my name. I won't go into details, but I will say I have no tolerance for it as a victim and most especially as a parent of 3 children.

Back to the polish.
From the Color Club Holiday 2012 Winter Affair Collection
Color Club Gift of Sparkle was a disappointment for me.
 Gift of Sparkle is a purple red glitter polish with holographic glitter accents. It was very thick and hard to apply. It needed thinner, which I did not have with me at work. So, I had to deal with it by trying to put as thin of coats as I could. The pictures show 3-4 thin coats. It was very gritty once it was dry, so 2 coats of top coat was needed. It went on darker than how it looks in the bottle. I took a lot of pictures, please view them below.

Below is a picture with my camera phone.
 It looks a tad bit darker purple here than it really is.

Below is a picture with my camera phone.
 I made it blurry, so you could see the holographic glitters.

Below is another picture with my camera phone.

Light box shot below, you can see it needed 1 more coat of top coat.

You can see how thick it is below.

Here is a close up over the bottle below.
You can see it the red and holographic bits mixed in the purple here.


  1. Love this polish on you though! I wish the application hadn't been so horrible :( maybe some thinner will work?

    1. Yes, thinner will probably work. But, I doubt I will wear it again though. Not worth the effort when I have so many untrieds, ya know? :P

  2. looks pretty, thxxx for the support!

  3. Such a gorgeous polish, what a pity it was so thick! I'm so sorry to hear that you went through what you did, you are stunningly beautiful and a wonderful person, and I bet you always were and they were just jealous ;)

    1. Thank you for your kind words. :) Who knows why kids/teens do and say what they do. Thankfully, I am a stronger person bc of it.