Friday, October 19, 2012

The Devil Made Me Do It!

Hey Everyone!! Happy Friday!  Have you been keeping up with the news lately?  A young girl, Amanda Todd, posted a youtube video about her life fraught with cyber bullying before she committed suicide.  She was bullied online, stalked and physically abused at the tender, tender age of 15.  I mean wow 15.  It's horrible, it's sad, and it's oh so wrong.

Sometimes it's hard to imagine what kids can do to kids.  BUT it's even harder for me to fathom what adult women can do to adult women over nail polish! The other day a good friend of mine, a wonderful blogger, was chastised by other women in a nail polish group over a picture she posted.  A lazy day picture, a picture posted in a group and not on her blog.  I mean oh my goodness who do you think you are if you think nail polish goes on without getting on your skin and cuticles sometime?  If you are that anal retentive putting on your polish more power to you!

I'm not.  I have a buttload of clean up when I do a mani.  I love to gradient, and it's virtually impossible not to get it all over especially if you want to do a gradient that looks smooth and seamless.  If you want it to look good it's messy believe you me!

Actually see for yourself!!

This is the super lovely Sally Hansen Scarlet Ruby and Coral Amber gradient.  




 No clean up and it still looks great!!!!  I mean how can it not?  It's a Sally Hansen prism gradient!!!


After a long time cleaning up--and even then it's not the best clean up this is what it looks like

Ah pretty darn lovely if you ask me!

I had intended on stamping something Halloweeny over this--actually thinking pumpkins.  But then I got to thinking about all this cyber bullying lately and some of these "mean girls" in nail polish groups and I really wanted to go off on a few of them.  I mean OMG who do you think you are?  You're a freaking nail blogger--you're not saving the world for crying out loud.  I love my blog and my readers, I do it for fun.  I don't think I'm too big for my britches EVEN THOUGH my butt's the size of Montana--this is meant to be something light and fun.  Since when did nail polish become a launching pad for snarky ass women to cut other women down?  And why would anyone sit back and watch it go down and let it happen?  Shame, Shame, Shame on you mean girls!  

So instead of keeping quiet and saying nothing and stamping some pumpkins over this mani--this is what went down


 Whomp Whomp!!! the devil made me do it!!!



I HAD to say something because I don't like it when my friends are treated disrespectfully.  I HAD to say something because young girls are killing themselves over the treatment they receive via the internet.  It's cruel, it's heartless and it's wrong.

Sometimes we all have that devil on our back.  He wants us to say something we know isn't nice.  

But remember the golden rule--if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!



45 comments:

  1. Such an great post Laurie. It honestly amazes me at how catty and disrespectful women can get over something as simple as nail polish. We should be a loving community and promote each other. As a child I was bullied all throughout elementary school and it really was awful. I can't imagine how much worse it has gotten since children now use the internet for everything and people can do the bullying from their home. I can't believe what happens even in the small nail polish world sometimes, over what seems so insignificant to me. This is a great post Laurie. Lots and lots and lots of love! <3

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  2. A lovely mani from a loving heart. ,3 you and your Montana jass.

    I was bullied all the way through school, and it was the support of my family and (the last couple of years before graduation) close friends that got me through it. I cannot fathom why adult women would still be so immature and insecure that they couldn't feel good about themselves without putting someone else down. :-\

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    1. Sorry I forgot to say Kitten!!! It's BM305

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  3. Great post! I read it twice and I nodded my way through both times. It's important that someone speaks up - so thanks for doing exactly that!

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  5. Love the mani and the fact that you aren't afraid to stand up for your friend!!! I've left nail groups b/c of catty, mean spirited woman! Not that I've ever been bullied by them, but I don't want to be part of a group of women and sometimes men who believes it is OK to be nasty to another friend/blogger!!!

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    1. I hear ya!!! I'm glad the nice ones far outweigh the mean ones--I least I hope they do!

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  6. Amen sister! And love the mani as well <3

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  7. Love the mani and the message! ^5's

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  8. quite possibly the best nail blog post EVERRRRR! <3 U

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  9. Love this! Those women should be ashamed of themselves. I don't know if they don't consider themselves "bullies" because they taunt people online, but that's exactly what they are! And obviously the effects are just as bad as if they do it in person. Great message, Laurie! <3

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  10. Great post and awesome nails too.

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  11. Well said!! Thank you for stepping up and bringing it out to the open! Love your blog, please keep it going.

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    1. Thank you so much Carla! What a lovely thing to say!

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  12. I love it. The mani and the post. I am anal retentive about cleaning up my manicures, but I would never go out of my way to make someone feel badly because they're not. They probably get a lot more done than I do anyway. :P

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    1. Thanks Veronica!! I wish I was more anal retentive about cleaning my cuticles lol!

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  13. hahahahaha i lovvvve the post altogether!! Good comments and then when u added the devil to the mani...it just made me giggle :)
    my mum's probably gonna be giving me weird looks cause i'm laughing staring at my comp haha

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    1. I really never planned on using those images lol! But I knew I had to say something about this, and really they were perfect!

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  14. Good post! I was so disheartened when I heard the news on this young teenager and was instantly reminded of the (thank goodness) few times that (thank goodness only!) some girls in my junior high class mobbed me. I can't image what it does to a young person if he or she is mobbed by many and on a regular basis.

    I hope your friend is strong and does stand above these mobbing women! Best wishes to her!!

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    1. I'm glad you were able to get past these terrible teenage times for you.

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  15. What a great friend you are! So many get scared to stand up for their friends because they're afraid they'll become the target so it's refreshing to see someone who isn't. Hoorah for you! I love this post and the mani is super cute!

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  16. A-MEN!!! You tell em'! We do this for fun, not to experience middle and high school all over again. I love it. You are awesome!

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  17. just awesome Laurie - so sorry i didn't see this earlier in the week. Perfectly said xx

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