Friday, 12 April 2013

Custom Blues For Autism - The Star Spectrum

Hey guys! I know I promised you that this post would be up a few days ago, but it's been raining here all week and it's been very difficult to take decent photos. As I explained in my post earlier in the month, April is Autism Awareness Month, and to raise awareness members of the 'nail community' as I like to call it are painting their nails blue for the whole month. If you would like to find out more about this there's a facebook group that you can join here.

In addition to raising awareness, indie polish makers including myself are creating one-of-a-kind custom blue polishes which will be auctioned off in a silent auction to raise funds for ASPECT. For all the details of the auction (including a list of who's involved and some polish sneak peaks) see the website here (sorry, I'm giving you a lot of links aren't I!?). The auction will commence on April 20th, and yes it's open INTERNATIONALLY!

So, you're probably wondering what the polish that I've created looks like, so here it is:

Swatches taken in overcast lighting

I've named it 'The Star Spectrum', as I think anyone who registers on the autism spectrum is a star (including my little brother). My swatch shows one coat layered over black on my top 2 nails and white on the bottom 2. It contains ocean blue squares and hexes, holo gold stars and hexes, as well as indigo flakies which unfortunately I wasn't able to capture in the photos, but they add a lovely depth to the polish. The base is clear but contains a blue shimmer that is apparent when layered over dark polishes (as you can see from my swatches) and flashes blue in the light when layered over lighter polishes.

I hope you like 'The Star Spectrum' and will bid on it in the auction. Stay tuned as I'll be keeping you updated on the progress of the auction once it commences.

P.S. I have a uni exam tomorrow so I'll be postponing my post for the Disney Princess Nail Art Challenge til Sunday instead of Saturday. Sorry guys! Things will be back to normal in about a week. Pinky swear!


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