Purple for Lupus


So this if my first group link up with the wonderful Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida, and I’m very proud to be a part of it! Not only does this group have some amazing ladies with fabulous blogs, but they also do incredible link ups and themed posts to raise awareness for important causes. This month we’re trying to bring some awareness to the very sad and chronic, autoimmune disease called Lupus, which can damage any part of your body when something goes wrong with your immune system. Lupus is not contagious and not like cancer, but it can range from mild to life threatening. If you’d like to read more about Lupus please check out the link here.

This is my purple flower nail look for Lupus, that began with  inspiration from  these flowers – although they don’t look purple I promise they are! I simply can’t figure out the settings on my camera!


I started with two coats of this lovely purple nail polish in the shade Delirium by the brand Ruffian. I wanted to create flowers, and although I was rather ambitious ( with the hopes of copying above – lol!) I think it’s not too bad for a nail art newbie.

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I then poured out a pink, green and white colour and whipped out my dotting tool to create some petals…DSC04229


I then dotted other colours and attempted to blend them slightly with a tooth pick, and finally dotted on some small gems.. and voila! My purple for Lupus link -up..nail look!

Please check out everyone’s looks that they created – they are amazing and far more pro than I…

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  1. 16 May, 2014 / 9:36 am

    I think you did a great job!! Thanks for participating in your first link up!

  2. 16 May, 2014 / 10:11 am

    I love flower mani’s and purple so what’s not to like about this mani!!

  3. 16 May, 2014 / 11:43 am

    You make this look so easy, mama. I know I’m going to attempt it myself and fail. Ha!

    • annarach
      19 May, 2014 / 10:09 pm

      I’m sure your attempt will be much better than mine Brittany, but thank you for the nice comments! 🙂

  4. 16 May, 2014 / 4:57 pm

    Such a cute mani!! Great job 🙂

    • annarach
      19 May, 2014 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks Brianna!! I love love loved your make-up look but I couldn’t comment! Anyway it was amazing!

  5. 16 May, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    They’re so cute! I love all the colors you incorporated.

    • annarach
      19 May, 2014 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you Nikki!

  6. Shannon
    8 June, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    I love this, so pretty! I love raising awareness.

  7. Terri Shaw
    12 June, 2014 / 7:35 am

    I love purple. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Stacy Peart
    14 June, 2014 / 6:35 am

    Thumbs up! Great post! Very pretty and for a great cause! Keep up the good work!

  9. Svetlana L
    16 June, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Nails gotta be longer i’d say… and their shape should be correct

  10. Michelle Salais
    25 June, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    You ALL did a beautiful job! I love purple nailpolish.