April is Autism Awareness month, and I wanted to try some nail art to support this cause which is near and dear to me. Keep reading to find out more!
For those of you who don't know, individuals who have been diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum tend to have difficulties in social situations in terms of communicating and interacting. Some people on the spectrum have a much harder time than others with these kinds of things. But one thing is certain, and that is that every single person on the spectrum is unique. I'm honestly not sure if this is why autism awareness organizations have puzzle pieces as part of their logos, but I like to think that that's the reason!
When I was in junior high and high school, I used to work as an aid in a drama class for students with autistic tendencies. Through various exercises (all of which were pretty dang fun), we would help kids learn to recognize things like facial expressions, voice intonations, and other social cues that might be trickier for people with autism to pick up on. Another reason this issue is so important to me is that my younger brother has Asperger's syndrome, which is a fairly high-functioning diagnosis on the autism spectrum. When we were younger it was a little more obvious that he thought about things a little differently than most people, and now that he's an adult it's amazing how he has nurtured that way of thinking into so many incredible outlets. He works at my grandma's bakery making delicious creations everyday, he's super into video games, and you should see the crazy Gundam models he puts together! My point is, people with autism aren't freaks. They're unique, just like everyone else!
Alright, nail art! I started off with two coats of Sinful Colors Endless Blue on my thumb, middle, and pinky fingers, followed by two coats of Ellagee Sexy Old Girl. On my index and ring fingers I started with two coats of Maybelline Bare Escape. For my thumb, I stamped the puzzle pieces using a white polish and MoYou London Games plate #5. On my index and ring fingers, I stamped a subtle gradient using Endless Blue and OPI Eurso Euro and the same stamping plate. Overall I really love this look! Man, that blue just seems to pop!
Sinful Colors Endless Blue
Maybelline Bare Escape
Ellagee Sexy Old Girl
OPI Eurso Euro
MoYou London Games #5
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