In the month of September we bring awareness to Sickle Cell Disease.
I never like discussing much about Sickle Cell so many reasons to mention but I've been affected and living with this disease for all my 27 years. I can't begin to describe the pain or the nights I've spent at hospitals but through it all God has been an continues to be my source of strength.
What is Sickle Cell Disease or Sickle Cell Anemia?
I know many people are unaware of SCD and how it affects the lives of persons living with this disease and even their families.
However, Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a serious disorder where the body makes sickle-shaped, or shaped like a crescent red blood cells. These tend to block blood flow which can cause pain and organ damage. To learn more about SCD click the link - Sickle-Cell-Disease-and-Sickle-Cell-Anaemia
I've been following @msnailgasm on Instagranm for some time now and she also has the Sickle Cell Disease and have been sharing that part of her life with her followers; she also requested that as nail technicians we can show our love and support on spreading this awareness by doing Sickle Cell themed nail art designs #NailsForSickleCell which I think was a pretty awesome idea.
I definitely will join seeing that I had previously started working on such a theme and will continue to share other designs in Awareness throughout the month of September.
Let's Talk Nails!
3d Nail Art - Teddy holding a Sickle Shaped red blood cell
I will continue to update you dolls and gents through nail art designs as a means of helping bring awareness as I share this part of my life with you.
Help us make others aware of SCD throughout this Awareness Month and continue to do your research.
Much love to the ladies the showed there love and supported by sharing my post via Instagram
Day, August 31st 2014, marks the 52nd Anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago from Britain.
Patriotism is usually the expected norm for citizens that take pride in displaying our national colors of Red, White and Black. Why shouldn't we? When we seem to comfortably promote and wear other nations flag all year round. (No pun intended)
I get excited when Trinbagonians (even if for just one day) parade the street in their bold colors,various shades of red, white and black you name it they go all out and for the ladies well I don't think I have to go any further.
Let's Talk Nails!
Not many or should I say only two patriotic ladies requested patriotic nails this season.
As I continued that week and got turned down when asked if they were doing patriotic nails some of the reasons for these ladies lack of patriotic nail talk were "they need to rock those nails until their next appointment" "I want to rock something bright" lol and now I can't blame them but it's a bit disappointing. Don't you think?
Nevertheless, for the ladies I did glam for the occasion here are a few Trinbagonian flavored nail tribute.
In showing love and respect for his craft as he continues to raise our flag high all over the world I attempted a portrait of Soca Artist Ian Anthony Alvarez also known as Bunji Garlin and his Viking logo.
I also shared my Sonic The Hedgehog Trinbago inspired nail art last month in support of our athletes. If you missed that post here's a preview and you can also click the link to view the post.
I later decided to try an all acrylic Fantasy Nail Art to further display some Patriotism in celebrating 52 years of Independence.
The National Motto of Trinidad and Tobago " TOGETHER WE ASPIRE, TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE."
As a nation we have so much going on, if only we would adhere to our motto, our pledge, our national anthem we can and will be a Sweet Sweet T&T!