Thursday 8 November 2012

November 8 -- No H8

Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.

Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, colour, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair colour...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.

In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colourful community.

Today I have chosen my purple No H8 mani to be Julep Charlotte with a glittery tip using Julep Yumi.

It doesn't matter whether you are in elementary school, high school, in the workplace or retired.  Bullying is not cool at any age - show your peers the same respect you would expect them to show you!


Please note that Llarowe will be donating $2.00 of every purple polish sold on her site from 12am Thursday, November 8 through 12am Friday, November 9 to, an organization devoted to anti-bullying education.

If you or someone you know suffers from bullying, there is help.  Please visit the following sites for support and encouragement:
Report Cyber Bullying
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800.273.TALK (8255)
Eradicate H8

Please check out this post over at for more links and No H8 manicures. 


  1. Great color combos, Erica. Such a powerful and well written post.

    1. Thanks April! Everyone that participated was to include the same "spiel" in their post :)

  2. I am 100% AGAINST any kind of bullying!

  3. great mani, thxxx for the support!

  4. I have Charlotte too! What a pretty color!

    1. Hey Ms. Lizard! Charlotte really is beautiful :) A perfect grape purple!

  5. Loving the Thumper graphic :) Great mani!


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