Go Purple for Lupus Awareness Month

| May 16, 2014 | 15 Comments

May is Lupus Awareness Month! Weeee! Don’t get it twisted. I’m not excited about lupus. I actually really hate lupus but I am happy that this disease is getting covered more and that education about it is being spread worldwide.

Some of my girls in the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida group and I decided to post a purple nail polish mani in honor of Lupus Awareness month.


Nails for Lupus Awareness

All Lacquered Up inspired this look but honestly…I’m not THAT in love with it. I mean, it’ll do but my nails look a bit clown-y and silly, don’t you think? Ah well. And it doesn’t help that the butter LONDON Matte Finish that I used on top smeared the whole look. Yours truly was too lazy to re-do it. Ha! I used Zoya Blu as my base and Dutch’ya Just Love OPI? as the purple in this look.

Nail polish for Lupus Awareness

But posting purple nails won’t do a darn thing for lupus so I thought I’d share some facts and resources that may be able to help you or someone you know who may be dealing with this disease. Every bit of information that I am grabbing is coming from Lupus.org.

  • Lupus Foundation of America research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus.
  • It is believed that 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus.
  • Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age (15-44). However, men, children, and teenagers develop lupus, too.
  • Women of color are two to three times more likely to develop lupus than Caucasians.
  • People of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus.

(source)

I know at least 4 gal pals (all are Black women under 40) that deal with lupus and they are such strong women in my eyes. One friend told me that some days are great and others are debilitating. It’s the roller coaster of pain that seems to frustrate her the most. But she’s still smiling and doing what she can to get the word out about this disease.

Please, oh please, oh pleaseeeee, scientists. Let’s find a cure for lupus sooner rather than later. Check out the looks that my fellow BBCFL girls did…

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  1. Kim says:

    I don’t think it looks clownish at all. Definitely putting my purple on for Lupus Awareness today.
    Kim recently blogged about The Best Purple ShampoosMy Profile

  2. Eugenia says:

    Gorgeous nails! I love it when you post!!
    Eugenia recently blogged about Purple for Lupus Awareness MonthMy Profile

  3. Jessica says:

    Lmao I love you, I feel your feelings while reading this.Dutch’ya Just Love OPI? is one of my favorite purples it’s in tie with 5 other purples lol
    Jessica recently blogged about Purple Mani for LupusMy Profile

  4. Cris says:

    I think these are adorable. You know, I’ve yet to try the interlocking dot mani…. I love how they look so much and still have not gotten around to it. That blue shade is beautiful.
    Cris recently blogged about #CFLBeautyBloggers go Purple for Lupus AwarenessMy Profile

  5. Brianna says:

    Reallllly loving this mani!
    Brianna recently blogged about A Purple Look for Lupus AwarenessMy Profile

  6. Nikki says:

    Totally agree that these don’t look clownish. I love the color combination — I never would have thought of pairing a light blue with a bright purple. It looks awesome!
    Nikki recently blogged about BBofCFl — Lupus AwarenessMy Profile

  7. Anna says:

    I love this look! I don’t think it looks ‘smeared’ or ‘silly’ at all! Wish my nails looked like that!

  8. Phyrra says:

    I want to try a mani like this! I love yours! So pretty
    Phyrra recently blogged about Urban Decay Neo-Electric TutorialMy Profile

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