Saturday, 6 April 2013

My Week of Blue Nails For Autism (Picture Heavy)

This April I am painting my nails blue every single day for Autism Awareness. You can follow my progress on Instagram - @radjecca. Or if you would like to join in you can request to join the Facebook group.

There are many amazing manis on there as well as silent Auctions on custom made one-of-a-kind nail polishes that will be sold in silent auctions! All of the profits from these sales will be going to ASPEC Australia! To see some of the polishes that have been made so far head over to the Paint It Blue 2013 blog!

So here are my manis so far this week...

Monday April 1st.
Today was not only the first Paint It Blue day, but also Aussie Nails Monday. This weeks theme was Inspired By Clothing. I chose to imitate the beautiful blue gradient of my favourite dress.
I started off with 3 coats of Sinful Colors - Snow Me White then using a sponge I added China Glaze - For Audrey and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away. 
This was my first time having a go at gradient nails. I am very pleased how they turned out!

Tuesday April 2nd.
April 2nd is the official Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue, so I had a crack at some nail art to resemble some of the logos I have seen while reading about the cause.
I started off with 3 coats of Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, then added the blue which is Sinful Colors - Endless Blue. I used Endless Blue on my accent nails and drew the light bulb logo with Essence - French Manicure & Pedicure Pen.
I was very pleased with these and had trouble bringing myself to remove them for the next days mani.

Wednesday April 3rd.
Today I was in a bit of a rush so I just did a quick mani with Sinful Colors - Blue By You. I am in love with this colour, it has much more of a Teal-ish shimmer rather than light blue that shows in the pic.

Thursday April 4th.
Today I used my favourite blue that I own, L'oreal - Mystic Blue and added some silver holo glitter that Emma sent me in my Secret Santa package last year!

Friday April 5th.
I finally found some tape! So I decided to do the famous chevron mani using Essence - Hard to Resist topped with Kleancolor - Holo Blue. The girls at school loved this one and asked if I could bring some polishes and do their nails for them, so I asked the principal and he said yes!!!

Saturday April 6th.
I was feeling very uninspired and just in a bad mood in general so I went with a simple gradient using Sinful Colors - Snow Me White (On thumb, not shown), Maybelline Mini Colorama - Party Blue, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away, Sinful Colors - Endless Blue, L'oreal - Mystic Blue all toppped with Essence - Prince Charming from the Snow White Special Effect Topper Collection.

Sunday 7th April.
I tried to do water marble nails but I couldn't get the temperature of the water right and the polish just wouldn't spread out. After about an hour of fiddling with the temp, tyring different polishes and swearing I was in no mood so went for quick and easy French Tips using Essence - Underwater Love from the Show Me Your Toes Collection. I'm not sure why but this collection says that it is "toenail polish" I don't know what the difference would be, meh, works on fingernails too! I topped this off with an unnamed Satin blue glitter.

So that was my week of blue nails. Tomorrow is Aussie Nails Monday and the theme is Candy, I'm off to think of some blue candy I can try to interpret into nail art!!!

Happy Sunday Everyone xx


  1. Hey Jess! I've nominated you for the 'best blog' award :) Check it out: xx

    1. Oh wow! Thanks! haha i still have no idea what i am doing though

  2. Looks like you have plenty of sunshine!!!! Maybe I should send you some holos? ;)


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