Saturday, April 2, 2011

World Autism Awareness Day Manicure: Zoya Tallulah

Hello ladies,

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, I painted my nails in vibrant blue. Part of Light it Up Blue, around the world nations adorned their monuments in commemoration. Today's manicure is a small part of the blue being shown as a reminder of those who live with Autism.

A client of mine has an Autistic child. I was really struck by his devotion to his family and the positive energy he offers his son. Through him, I was able to have a fuller understanding of what these special children can go through each day.

What we consider simple tasks can require consistent effort and months and years of trial for an Autistic child to master. He had expressed to me was how precious it was to see each success his son was able to win. I often think Autistic children have the same determination as Olympic athletes. To see the look on the face of an Autistic child trying to learn is to understand our place in the world is match their efforts with love and encouragement.

The subtle cobalt duochrome is visible in the softer light beneath the cherry blossoms.

With Konad white special polish, I stamped the filigree design from Born Pretty plate M08. I alternated the placement of rhinestones every other nail. I used royal blue and clear round gems as well as soft blue and clear Marquis jewels.

Tallulah was easy to apply and brought opacity in two coats. This polish has a faint cobalt duochrome that reflects subtly from the vibrant turquoise. A lovely and eye catching shade!

A special thanks to Jasmine from for contacting ladies in the blogging community about World Autism Awareness Day. Her friend Jessica Scott is participating in Walk Now For Autism Speaks. Please stop by her donation page to learn more about her experience as the mother of a child with Autism and about the charity walk for the cause.

Please share your own stories in the comments. I am curious how many readers have had Autism touch their lives.

I purchased Tallulah from

Sent to me for review, image plate M08 is part of the nail art plate collection #518. These stamping design plates are available from

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. wow!!!!! you can always takes the colors and make them look so awesome..such a pretty color and a wonderful cause i know 2 women who are single parents of autistic wonderful seems more boys are afflicted than girls-keep up the great work.

  2. I love that manicure. It's pure and soft ^__^ and very very good for the 'cause. My boyfriend was born after 10 months and doctors said he would probably be affected with some sort of autism. Everyone thought so when he was 6 years old and still didn't talk, only expressed himself with gestures. Gladly he didn't suffer any autism but we can clearly see he is very different when it comes to communication.

  3. I love the manicure!!! As a mother with a son with autism I think it is wonderful that you are spreading the word!!!! It's a blue month for me-lights, nail polish etc. to celebrate autism. I love Tallulah-it is soft but it has some ooph to it!!! It will be on my list to buy!!!

  4. This is so beautiful! I love the stamping and the jewels. And thank you again for participating! I love you nails :)

  5. Such a pretty manicure, and I love what it's for :)

  6. That's a beautiful blue mani! <3

  7. Such a beautiful shade of blue. Love the manicure and what it stands for. I don't know anyone with autism. I've read some articles about children with autism. It's heartbreaking.

  8. A delightful pairing. :)

    A bestie of mine has a daughter that has been diagnosed with autism. When my friend's sister died of an overdose to drugs, my friend adopted her then 3 year old niece. The little girl had spent 22 hours a day in her crib. My friend has brought this little angel into a much better, loving and supportive family. Also she isn't showing the same maturity level as the other children in her class, she is bright and can do all the work they can.

  9. aahminah's mom: Thank you for sharing your experience! I am glad you enjoyed my Light It Up Blue nails. Tallulah is such a bright and pretty shade!

    Akuma Kanji: I am glad everything worked out for your boyfriend and he was able to communicate in his own time. Happy you like the manicure too. I love blue tones as well!

  10. Kathy R. : I wish you and your son all the best! I am happy to introduce you to Tallulah, one of my favorite Zoya blues. I am going to be doing more blue manicures throughout April. <3

    colourcoated: Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to spread the word about Autism awareness. I am happy to participate. You did a great thing in getting the ladies of the blogging community organized. xoxo!

  11. Silva: Thanks so much! I will be showing more blues for Autism Awareness throughout April.

    maRyya: Thank you! I appreciate it! :)

    kittypolishnbags: Thank you, kindly. I love Tallulah!


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