November 8 For No H8

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 blogging 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...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize 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.



Hello Lovely readers,

Today is leaning on a more serious note in the blogging world, and everwhere else in fact.

In a movement against bullying, hundreds of bloggers have painted their nails purple today and posted the 'No H8 in the Nail Polish Community' badge on their profile, as I have. 



I wasn't even aware that bullying in the Nail Polish Community was such a huge problem until I read some stuff on Facebook a week or so ago, pointing towards some nasty comments left by other bloggers. 

Bullying is not and cannot be tolerated in ANY community and those who bully others are simply cowards. It really gets me angry that people think it's okay to sit behind a computer and leave nasty remarks on other people's blogs or twitter or facebook etc. We're supposed to be encouraging each other and having fun with our passion and when bullies rise from their pits they bring a dark cloud over the whole community.

I'm lucky I've never really suffered any 'true' bullying. Yes I've been picked on, who hasn't, but I've never been bullied to the extent that it has effected me...or maybe it has and I haven't even realised. All I know is that bullying can have severely detrimental effects on the person on the receiving end and it has to stop. This isn't just about the nail polish world, it's bullying as a whole. I'm not the kind of person who will sit here and think 'oh well they must have had a rough past if they're bullying someone', nope! I don't believe that for a second. If that's how it was then surely we'd all be bullying someone at some point. Call me cold hearted but I don't think we need to be giving these people any excuses, especially when you hear of grown men and women doing it. 

So now I've said my piece, here are my purple nails for today's November 8 For No H8:




I used Revlon 'Scandalous' (how fitting) over Collection 'Liqourice'.

So that's it from me. If you want to support the cause then grab the badge and stick it on your blog or wherever you fancy. Let's put a stop to it.


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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful nails for a great cause!! I love all of your manis, every single one of them is beautiful and to think that there are people out there who just want to put us down? It's crazy and it makes me angry. I can't tell you how much happier I've been since I've started blogging. Everyday I look forward to see people's comments about my manis and I won't let a few rotten eggs ruin that and I hope no one else does either :)

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    1. Thanks chick. I totally agree, blogging is soo much fun and it's great to have fellow nail polish nuts to share the craziness with! There's definitely no place for nastiness here :)

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  2. Ooohhh!! Love this color!! Beautiful mani indeed!!

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