@chelseasnailstory and @ilze_nailed_it organized a show of support from the Instagram nail art community for the trans community. I heard about it the day the image for the collage was due and hurried but I missed being included in it by a few hours. The show of support is much more important than being in a collage. It’s on my instagram feed and now it’s here and in a few minutes I’ll have announced this blog post on my twitter so I think my stance on this is fairly clear. 🙂 Here is what I wrote when I posted my manicure:
Supporting the transgender community is definitely a movement worth getting behind. I can only hope that you are hearing more messages of support and love than you are of hate. So I add my voice to the side of love. And I’m going to stop talking now before I start making geek culture references. 😜
You don’t deserve what’s happening. Things will get better.
I just hope things get better sooner rather than later. 🙁
- Base Polishes:
Cupcake Polish’s “New York”, Color Club’s “Miss Bliss”, and Turtle Tootsie’s “Diamond”
- + black acrylic paint
I freehand painted the transgender symbol. First time I really watered down the acrylic paint like @robinmosesnailart tells you to. Combined with proper paint brushes (instead of those crappy nail art sets where you only use a few of the brushes and the quality is low) it was 100% better than any previous freehanding experience. I am going to try and do more freehand manicures in the future. However, I have also purchased so many stamping plates recently that I am thinking I am going to have to work really hard to actually use everything properly. Ah, materialism hurts so good!
Seriously. I have to get more efficient at this stuff.
Edit: You know what I love? This is my last post for July. So anyone that looks at this month is going to see this post first.
You can also show your support by signing the change.org “Allow Transgender People Into the U.S. Military” petition:
This is true. 🙂