Lit from Within: Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida Light It Up Blue!
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida Light It Up Blue!

Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue

Hello, Fireflies!

Many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with a form of Autism.  There are still a lot of questions about what causes it, and how to stop it.  Doing a blue manicure isn't going to cure Autism, but anything that brings attention to the cause is a positive step!

I started off with Zoya Indigo, a dark blue with a touch of sparkle.

Zoya Indigo, a dark blue with a touch of sparkle

I wanted to do some stamped accents, so I chose this puzzle piece stamp from Dashica Big SDP-L plate.  I mixed Zoya Rocky with a little bit of Milani White On The Spot in order for it to pop over the dark blue of Indigo.  This technique has totally changed my stamping game!

puzzle piece stamp from Dashica Big SDP-L

The other nail art was inspired by _nail_bliss_ on Instagram. I used striping tape to partition off my nails into quarters, and then painted each quadrant with a different Zoya blue - Blu, Rocky, Phoebe, and Edie.

painted each quadrant with a different Zoya blue - Blu, Rocky, Phoebe, and Edie.

I dotted across each of the lines first with Zoya Indigo, and then, when that dried, with a smaller dot in the color corresponding to the quadrant I was in.  That gives you the 'puzzle piece' effect without having to map it out in advance.  Clever, huh?

I dotted across each of the lines first with Zoya Indigo, and then, when that dried, with a smaller dot in the color corresponding to the quadrant I was in.

Topcoat is essential for making the stamping pop, and for making all the puzzle pieces come together in one layer.


You never know where inspiration is going to come from!


Bottle shot:  All Zoyas - Blue, Rocky, Phoebe, Edie, and Indigo.

Bottle shot:  All Zoyas - Blue, Rocky, Phoebe, Edie, and Indigo.

Has your life been touched by Autism?  Let's Light It Up Blue for a cure!  Click HERE to find out more about Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue.



I had two posts today!  If you missed it, my Golden Oldie Thursday 'coral' challenge went live earlier.  Click HERE to see it.

26 comments:

  1. I always love all your designs! This post reminds me that I just got some new plates I haven't touched yet!! This is what happens hen the bf makes me clean!

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  2. I love Zoya polish and all these blues. All the nail art is so impressive!

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  3. That puzzle piece stamping is my favorite.

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  4. What a great idea for raising awareness. I love the design!

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  5. This is AMAZING!!!! Such a great way raise awareness too!!!

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  6. How cute! Great manicure and great cause :)

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  7. Your designs are so great!! Plus, I love the cause...

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  8. I love that you chose a puzzle

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  9. Great mani for an even greater cause. I am loving the puzzle design.

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  10. This turned out so perfectly!! I love it!

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  11. I like the Zoya Indigo base color. The puzzle looks great too.

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  12. Love all the designs you created!

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  13. this is beautiful. I know a lot of children affected by this and my eldest son volunteers his time with the Autistic kids so that they do not feel alone during recess and lunch. We are huge supporters for the cause in our family and I love your awareness design. Thank you - gorgeous!

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  14. Gorgeous mani for a great cause!

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  15. Everything jigsaw is hella cute to me

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  16. Such a cool manicure idea. I'd love it if you'd join my Light It Up Blue link-up for Autism Awareness! http://notjustbrides.blogspot.com/2014/04/light-it-up-blue.html

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