I really liked my Hulk nails, but tried to do Iron Man a while back and failed miserably- do you guys want me to continue the Avengers series? Some feedback would be very much appreciated. If no, send me your suggestions!
Hey guys, this isn’t a nails post, but I’ve been seeing a lot of articles on this subject and it’s something I feel strongly about, and I bet a lot of you do too. Most recently, I’ve stumbled upon this article, which showcases various dolls sans makeup, and includes some tidbits from concerned parents:
I think the real issue here is that we live in a society where makeup is nonchalantly referred to as “whore paint” by a woman raising 3 impressionable girls. That sends the message that any woman who wears makeup, whether she wear it to boost her confidence, hide her insecurities, or (*gasp*), just because she likes it, is a lesser person because she chooses to do so. Do I think that Barbie is “the perfect woman”? No. Do I think that all girls should strive to look like her? Of course not. Barbie is most certainly over-sexualized for her target audience. However, this constant shaming of Barbie, a thin, big-chested, makeup-wearing blonde, comes across to children (and all people) as shaming of all women who are thin, big-chested, makeup-wearing blondes. Furthermore, this overwhelming fascination with seeing Barbie “clean faced” is disturbing. It essentially asserts that women who wear makeup aren’t really pretty, they just have their “whore paint” on, and apparently graphic artists and even SCIENTISTS think it is worth the world’s time to knock that bitch Barbie down a peg and show everyone what she really looks like in the morning. This sentiment tells little girls that if they at any point in their lives start to wear makeup, they are “whores”, and tells little boys that they should only prefer the “natural look”. In reality, spending 2 hours on your makeup in the morning doesn’t mean you are promiscuous, insecure, or ugly, just like wearing no makeup doesn’t mean you are homely or lazy. I do understand that in many ways Barbie is not an appropriate toy for young children, but society’s constant judgement of this inanimate object’s clothing, makeup, and body is really just a reflection of our constant judgement of ALL women’s clothing, makeup, and bodies.
thank you!! i always love when fans recreate my designs or use me as an inspiration! it means a lot
yes i have! it’s really fun
if you keep your nails short the best thing to do is get really small nail brushes! urban outfitters was selling a really nice cheap set with some shorter, thinner brushes over the holidays, i would check there to see if they still have it :)