Today (April 2 here) is World Autism Awareness Day, and a lot of nail bloggers are posting blue or puzzle piece nails both today and throughout the month. The exact cause of autism is unknown (although it’s probably not vaccines), but it affects 1-2 in 100 kids in developed countries. This number is increasing every year, in part due to greater awareness, which means people are more likely to seek diagnosis.
These are my blue nails for today – I’ll be trying to incorporate blue into all my manis this month. For this, I used ulta3 Get Teal, a dark inky blue creme that’s part of ulta3’s Autumn collection, Dark Romance. I layered the gorgeous iridescent Alanna Renee Milky Way on top – I love the squares in this, and it would make a great topper for galaxy nails!
The zebra nail is from Glam by Manicare Sunset Safari Express Nail Wraps – these come in packs of 40 with two designs, and adhere to the nail pretty strongly. They don’t wrinkle much with Seche Vite on top, which seems to be a rare quality! They’re pretty easy to use, but wrinkled a little bit since my nails are quite curved lengthwise. I’m looking forward to using these in a full mani and seeing how long they last.
Glam by Manicare Express Nail Wraps retail for $9.99 for a pack of 40, and can be found at Priceline, Target and selected pharmacies. For more information see here.
Glam by Manicare strips were PR samples, and Alanna Renee Milky Way was a gift, which did not affect my opinion of either product. For more information, see Disclosure Policy.
14 thoughts on “Blue nails for Autism Awareness April”
Trust me: It is most certainly not vaccines. The guy who originally brought up the idea of it being vaccines was preying on frightened parents, and wanted to build a business around ‘alternative’ methods.
He also made up a lot of his data! Unfortunately the damage is done and the anti-vaccine crowd is going strong. From a scientific perspective though, it’s hard to say something is completely impossible, you can usually just go to very very very unlikely.
This is a gorgeous manicure. Your accent nail is awesome!
I love it too! Definitely going to be using nail wraps more in the future 🙂
That’s a nail wrap?? It hardly wrinkled at all, it looks great.
The Glam ones are really stiff, the wrinkling is just from me trying to make it fit the curve of my nail and not from the top coat at all!
hello gorgeous! love this!
Thank you! 🙂
I also made my autism awareness nails.. with a puzzle. I didn’t like how they turned out but, hey, it’s for a good cause. 😛
I think it’s a good thing to do, a lot of people don’t know what autism is. when I published my nail art, I told my brother was diagnosed with mild autism when he was little, and even his teachers told my parents he was “impaired” and he had “cognitive problems” … he’s one of the most intelligent people I know. He is a sociologist (with honor diplomma) and he’s currently studying meteorology. So I guess they just got it all wrong 😛
a girl commented in my post and she told her brother had autism. He’s 8 and he goes to a special school, when they are teaching him to cook, to take a bath, etc. She says he loves hugs and kisses, but he doesn’t speak. She told me people said things like “I want a brother with autism” or “can he tell the future?” (yep, some people believed it). That’s why I think it’s very important to talk about it, and it’s the best way we can help the kids, understand them, to know their potential and everything they need to achieve their goals.
I agree, it’s one of the causes where plain and simple community awareness makes a big difference!
Love it! the Milky Way top coat is so awesome
I love iridescent glitter 🙂
amazing cause! my friend’s little brother (well not so little anymore) is severely autistic. he can communicate with limited signs, and cannot speak at all. he is amazing and so caring and a really great guy. beautiful nails, i love how blue and zebra look together!