Tuesday, 2 April 2013

World Autism Awareness Day - Color Club Bright Night + OPI Gone Gonzo

Blue nails for Autism Awareness Day.

"What is Autism? 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. With the May 2013 publication of the new DSM-5 diagnostic manual, these autism subtypes will be merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD.

ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.

Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age. Autism Speaks continues to fund research on effective methods for earlier diagnosis, as early intervention with proven behavioral therapies can improve outcomes. Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of this work and one in which our families and volunteers play an invaluable role. " 

OPI - Gone Gonzo! (1 coat) over
Color Club - Bright Night (2 coats)

Gone Gonzo is light metallic blue micro glitter and medium silver hex glitter in a clear base. I had a bit of trouble getting the silver hexes out and had to do some dabbing to get the coverage you see here. (shown with Color Club topcoat that came with my Kaleidoscope collection pack at Winners)

Color Club - Bright Night is a really pretty blue. The first picture is not color accurate. The below picture is pretty close although I would say it's slightly darker. It's similar to Essie Mesmerize but Mesmerize is a bit dustier. I'll try to do a side by side swatch sometime.

Formula wise it was a bit runny but still fairly easy to control. It self leveled well. It dried to a semi matte rubbery looking finish as you can see. This is without top coat.

UPDATE: See pictures of this polish with topcoat in my more recent post here

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