So many of you might not know that apart from being a nail queen by night, by day I'm a special needs teacher. I teach at a gorgeous state school in Brisbane and the kids I work with are really lovely, they thank me for teaching them nearly every day....really! So it was a no brainer to light it up blue for World Autism Awareness Day. Another reason, my niece is Autistic and she is one of the smartest, most interesting, well mannered and loving kids I know. This first picture was taken out in the sun to "light up" the beautiful blue glitter. This ones for you Sophie.
I am a specialist ASD teacher which stands for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Some well known spectrum disorders include Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Rett's Disorder. The most common spectrum disorder is Autism. Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. People with ASD have problems with social and communication skills. Many people with ASD also have unusual ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to sensations. In most cases its causes are unknown. Today, 1 in 110 individuals is diagnosed with autism. If you would like more information about Autism please check out the Autism Awareness website.
The polishes and tools I used in this mani:
China Glaze - Refresh Mint
If you would like to give this mani a go its not too hard, just a little time consuming. I applied the striping tape over a layer of clear base coat (which was super dry btw). Then I used a small brush to paint each section of colour. I pulled off the striping tape then applied a layer of Seche Vite to dry it all. I waited a good 10 minutes to make sure it was really dry. Then I reapplied the striping tape in the exact same position as before, and added another layer of top coat.
So show your support for Autism Awareness Day and all Australians with Autism by wearing something blue, and check out the Sydney Opera House tonight to see it lit up blue. If you go blue, share your picture on instagram and tag #bluenailsforautism #lightitupbluenails #lightitupblue #autismawareness