Nailing Mental Health Awareness Mani
Hello, lovely people, we are at the start of another week and that means most of you are probably feeling those Monday blues. When Lexi woke me up at half 7 this morning, I know I definitely felt that Monday Morning feeling. Today's post is going to be about an upcoming nail event taking place in London in April. So let's get started!
This event is called Nailing Mental Health all proceeds are going to the charity MIND, which helps provide advice and support for those people who suffer from various mental illnesses. They also do research into different mental illnesses and provide counselling services for those that are suffering. The event will also be used as an attempt to break a Guinness world record for the amount of nails painted in 8 hours.
To help promote this fabulous event I did a green mani, as on the day all nails will be painted in green as it is the colour for the mental health ribbon. The green polish I used is Danglefoot Zelena from a recent Once Upon A Time duo. It is a pine green linear holographic fully opaque in 2 coats. I then stamped the butterflies and writing using Uber Chic collection plate 1.
The event is taking place on the 2nd of April at The International Hotel which is located at the O2 arena in London. It will be between 10am and 6.30pm, they plan to paint and shape over 6078 nails in 8 hours to mark the 6078 people who lost their battle against a mental health illness in 2015. They hope to raise £30k for MIND and the charity they are hoping to set up after this event called Nailing Mental Health, who will also be helping people with mental illnesses in the hopes that it reduces the waiting time for people to see a counsellor. Stephanie Staunton a professional manicurist and she is the lady running this event along with 350 other manicurists to help her raise that money and beat that record.
All tickets will cost £5, just remember every nail can make a difference. I would love to go to this event myself but due to personal circumstances I am unable to attend. Many people in the world suffer from mental illnesses, so if we can help even just one person it will make a huge impact on that persons life. There is a funding page as well as social media pages which will have more information about the event, you can also donate to help with costs of setting up this fabulous even. Please go check out these pages and if you can attend please do.
As always my fabulous readers have a fantastic nail day, and I will chat to you all again soon.