Monday, April 2, 2012

Autism Speaks: Lighting it Up with Barefoot in Blue

Today, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. Jasmine from Colour Coated brought up the idea of participating in bringing awareness to autism as nail bloggers by painting our nails blue throughout April. The organization Autsim Speaks is encouraging people to "Light It Up Blue" today as well to help raise awareness.You can learn more about Autsim Speaks and their Light It Up Blue initiative here.

I do own a lot of nail polish and since it's to bring awareness to a good cause, I decided to participate. For today's blue mani I decided to swatch Barefoot in Blue from Essie.

Barefoot in Blue was recently added to my collection thanks to TOMS and Essie pairing up for a giveaway. I was very surprised when this polish showed up in my mailbox Friday morning and couldn't wait to wear it. The pairing of the two brands is to raise awareness for April 10th, One Day Without Shoes. I'm linking pretty much everything here, because I think the respective organizations can explain their great causes a lot better than I can.

Needless to say, I felt Barefoot in Blue was an appropriate polish for World Autism Awareness Day.

Essie Barefoot in Blue is a gorgeous blue creme polish. It's in the family of a cornflower blue. It applied beautifully in 2 coats and I topped it off with Seche Vite. Barefoot in Blue is a limited edition that was made for the partnership with TOMS. I'm not sure if it will be available in stores in the future, so keep an eye out for giveaways of this polish. 

Will you be wearing blue nail polish today and throughout April? What do you think of Essie Barefoot in Blue? Let me know in the comments section!

1 comment:

  1. ohhh pretty i got my email notification that i won one. I will be stalking my mailbox :D