Thursday, April 10, 2014

#CFLBeautyBlogger Autism Awareness April Link Up

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Good morning beauties! 

 We interrupt this scheduled LTHP vacay to go Blue. Today's post is a special link up between the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida. Since April is Autism Awareness month we decided to come together with some Blue- themed posts for our readers. If you guys are long time readers of this Blog you may be familiar with my Blue looks during the month of April. I was super busy this year and missed World Autism Awareness day, which was April 2nd :(. 
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 I decided to work in Blue, Yellow and Red, inspired by the Autism Awareness puzzle piece logo. The Blue shade is KBShimmer Sky Jinks. This shade is a PERFECT shade of vivid Sky Blue creme. The formula on this color left me a little speechless. It was buttery smooth and very pigmented. The best part is that it did not stain my nails. 
 The yellow shade is KBShimmer Chick Me Out. This shade is a perfect primary Yellow creme. The formula was really very good. The first coat was a little streaky, but it evened out just fine. For the zig-zags  and chevrons I used Nail Vinyls. On my middle nail I did a dotted gradient using Cult Nails Tempest and Chick me Out. I also did a glitter placement gradient on my middle nail, as well as some glitter placement on my ring and index nails using a loose glitter pot from ??? :) lol. 
 For the glittery red zig- zags on my Pinkie I used a Red glitter striper from Stripe Rite. I finished my look off with two coats of Seche Vite. 

Check out the posts from my fellow #CFLBeautyBlogger ladies below ♥. 

    An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Love the dotted gradient and the placed-glitter chevrons. And that blue! <3 KBShimmer is always amazeballs.

  2. I love it!!! Gorgeous!! Xo ;)

  3. Love this mani! Your spirit finger is my favorite nail. :)

  4. I love the different patterns! So creative and pretty! <3

  5. Gorgeous! Love the confetti nail and chevron stripes!

  6. What a great look! I looove the bright colors!

  7. Hi Cristina,
    I'm sure you are supporting the blue campaign with the best intentions, but for a lot of autistic people like myself it is hurtful and alienating to see support for Autism Speaks. To keep this comment short, Autism Speaks does not have any autistic board members or leaders, so they are not actually letting people with autism speak. They support eugenics and fund research into causes, preventions, and treatments. They would like to prevent the existence of autistic people or make us appear normal. They use their incredibly high revenue to pay executives, contractors, and create campaigns like this. Less than 10% of their gross revenue goes to supporting autistic people and their families. The limited and misleading information that they provide supports a single image of autistic people: as helpless, lost children. This is not reflective of reality.
    Unfortunately it is not possible to do anything blue (like painting your nails blue for awareness, making your facebook photo blue, buying a blue lightbulb) without directly supporting this terrible organization. They receive money from sales of lightbulbs at Home Deport and they began this "light it up blue" campaign, so when you do blue things to raise awareness, you are supporting their methods. It's really hurtful to see people I admire supporting Autism Speaks and their campaigns, so I hope you take the time to read this comment. I'd be happy to talk to you more if you'd like.

  8. There are no hurtful intentions behind my post. Basically I can't win here so I won't try to "defend" my doing a Blue design for my brother and cousin. As you said, I "cant really go Blue without seeming to represent the organization"... But I don't do it for the organization, I do it for my brother and my mom (you may have noticed I didnt link to their website on my post). I know there is some controversy behind the organization because every year I get a comment like this on my blue posts, which are done with nothing but the best of intentions.

  9. The fact is, Cris never said she was directly supporting Autism Speaks.
    She never linked their website or anything, actually the organization wasn't even mentioned ONCE in the whole post. Why can't people get past the fact that maybe she were supporting someone who is autistic (which she were), instead of automatically assuming because it's blue that it was for AS? Unfortunately blue manis are everywhere this whole month and just because someone posts a blue mani doesn't mean they are a direct supporter of AS. Maybe they're supporting Autism itself?? There are people out there with good intentions and you shouldn't penalize or lose respect for an awesome blogger just because you assume she's supporting that organization.

  10. I'd love it if you'd join my Light It Up Blue link-up for Autism Awareness!


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