Tuesday, April 2, 2013

World Autism Awareness Day - Light It Up Blue

Hello :)  This is a special cause to me because my niece, Isabella, has autism.  While we polish our nails blue might not really do anything, but it might help to raise awareness. 

From Autism Speaks:  Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 88 American children as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness. Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.

Isabella is turning 4 years old in May (a Taurus like her auntie) and this photo was taken right before Easter at her school (I'm sure you probably figured that out by now.) Isn't she the cutest and the prettiest?!?!?!  She's quite a happy girl :)  
I decided to do a water marble with a silver base plus 3 blue shades and glitter on the accent nail.  Here are the colors I used:  

Zoya Trixie - a silver metallic as base color;
Dermelect Above It - a sky blue creme for water marble
Julep Annie - an electric blue topaz creme for wm;
Julep Gunta - a royal blue creme for wm;
Clear Polish - a drop between each blue shade in the wm;
Darling Diva Polish It Gives You Wings - a clear base with red medium hexes and jumbo yellow and mini blue holo glitters - for the ring finger.

It Gives You Wings had very few of the jumbo yellow glitter, so I added a couple of yellow flowers instead.
Not the best work but it certainly serves the purpose :)
On the accent nail, the colors represent the Autism Awareness ribbon - multicolored blue, yellow and red  
My sister, May, and I live about 60+ miles apart so we don't see each other often.  May being a single mother, juggling with a full-time job, house chores plus Bella's therapy sessions (20~30 hours/wk,) she manages all on her own.  I just think that she's a very tough and strong person.  Hang in there, sis !!

Since April is the month of Autism Awareness, I will be focusing on more blue shades.

Are you wearing blue polish today?  Thank you for dropping by :)

9 comments:

Dionne Klein said...

Yes! I'm wearing blue today and have a blue mani & the autism link on my blog today. I don't know anyone with autism, but people like your sister and niece are my heroes!!

Heather @ Peace, Love & Polish said...

Being a teacher of children with Autism - I love this. I wish I had time do a blue mani!

My Nail Polish Online said...

Such a great blue marbling for such a great cause!

maRyya said...

lovely pics <3

Polished Marvels said...

Beautiful water marble mani and I love the accent nail!!! Thank you for sharing your personal story with us. Of course I did blue nails today and will do so specifically for this cause every week!!!

GoingtotheShowing said...

UIGF:OHJNVRUIOHFP*(R Holy Smokes Vicky!

Isabella's Mommy said...

Aww, thanks Big Sis! Very nice nails for Isabella... She had a great day today. Went to the park for an hour after school and had dinner out afterwards. :-) Bella is a happy girl!

Jessie M said...

Such an awesome water marble! I've never managed to make it look that good, and try to avoid it as much as possible, haha. Awesome cause! I'm afraid my nails are purple today... but it's kind of close, at least!

Melissa Van Roosbroeck said...

Pretty nails! But an even prettier thought, with the autism awareness post. <3