Friday, May 16, 2014

Purple Mani for Lupus

In honor and support of everyone suffering with Lupus today some beautiful members of The Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida are creating purple post for Lupus awareness month.

Lupus is something that millions of people across the world suffer with. What is lupus?

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.
In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self") and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
Lupus is also a disease of flares (the symptoms worsen and you feel ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better).*

So today to show my support I've created a purple mani with some white and purple one stroke nail art.

This was my first try doing one stroke, I used Morgan Taylor's Royal Treatment and acrylic paints and a gold glitter stripper brush.

So go check out more about lupus and check out the wonderful purple post for the other amazing Central Florida ladies. Go rock some purple this month!!

*quoted from the Lupus Foundation of America.


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