My first ever Instagram meet up! 

  This past weekend I got to take part in my first ever Nail Meet Up with my fellow Halifax nail bloggers! It so was exciting to get to meet up with the amazing fellow nail artists that are local! 
  

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It was so lovely to meet the fantastic ladies I follow on Instagram, and meet some new lovely girls as well! We talked all things polish and life in general which was just so much fun! It was really awesome to connect with people who don’t judge you for owning 800+ bottles of polish! 

  
 @thebasecoat was also super sweet and brought everyone a few goodies all wrapped up with pretty sparkly tissue paper (which my kitties loved rolling on–the were sparkling all day! Haha) In my gift bag I received a mini Finger Paints in a vibrant pink (no name) and China Glaze Lets Dew This from the new fall collection! Purple and blue sparkles?! My favourite! I have a feeling I’m probably going to be wearing this polish quite a bit this Fall. 

 

For the occasion I went with some chevron moons in purple and blue– my favourite colours and design! The polishes I used for this mani were: 

  • China Glaze December to Remember. 
  • OPI Suzy & the 7 Düsseldorfs 
  • Stripe Rite striping polish in Gold
  • QUO by ORLY Striper in black. 
  • Seche Vite

So nice to get to spend time with such fabulous ladies, and I definitely can’t wait for the next one!   

the Little Canvas Nail Artist of the Month! 

  
Good morning Lovelies! Happy Monday! I’m lucky enough that it’s a semi-holiday Monday here in ole Halifax and I’m lucky enough to have the day off! 

It’s also a seriously awesome amazing Monday because I am featured by The Little Canvas as August’s Nail Artist of the Month! I’m so excited that Alaina asked me to join such amazing company. I would love for you all to click the above link, and check out my special mani I created just for this honour! 

💗 have a great Monday everyone! 

#itonlytakesone

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If you’re hanging around Instagram, you may have noticed an whole bunch of happy face manicures popping up on your feed. @ohmygoshpolish has ignited a movement by encouraging her fellow nail girls to create these manicures to raise awareness and take a stand against bullying, hashtagging the manicures with #itonlytakesone.

Bullying is an issue that hits home with me–like so many, I’ve experienced my share of bullying. In junior high, that bullying came in the form of girls “innocently” teasing me about my weight. Unfortunately the taunts I heard influenced my poor body image, which eventually spiraled into a serious eating disorder that I’ve dealt with for the majority of my teenage and adult years. Thankfully I’ve embraced recovery, but I still struggle with the effects of that bullying daily, even 16 years later. I doubt those girls thought what they were doing was serious, but bullying is: what you say has consequences, and bullying is never okay. Ever. In today’s society, with the prevalence of smart phones and social media, bullying is at an all time high–it’s easy to break someone down when you have the protection of a screen. That’s why it’s important that when we see it happening, we take a stand against it.

One person can (and does) make a difference.

 

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For my #itonlytakesone manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Sinful Colors Snow Me White.
  • Essence Nail Art Tattoo Pen (black)
  • Essie Watermelon (pink accents)
  • Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat.

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You can check out Bystander Revolution for more information–They have some great videos that I think everyone should take a minute to watch. And if you’re on Instagram, I encourage you to create your own #itonlytakesone manicure, and show that you will stand up against bullying. =)