Friday, October 4, 2013

Domestic Violence Awareness Mani- Fickle Fairy Potions

Happy Friday everyone!! If you recall, on Wednesday, my post was dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is celebrated throughout October. In addition to this very important cause, October is also a time of reflection and dedication to Domestic Violence Awareness. In my profession, I have worked with women and men who are victims of Interpersonal Violence (IPV) on multiple levels. Oftentimes, outsiders and laypersons don't understand the magnitude of this social problem. IT IS HUGE. IPV (domestic violence) impacts the victims and their families financially, emotionally, mentally, as well as, physically. One of the scariest aspects of IPV is the fact that many victims suffer in silence. The outwardly wounds that may be seen are only small examples of the myriad of devastation and pain that they feel on the inside. I encourage you to be aware of people who may be impacted by this issue. Encourage them to seek assistance. Provide support. Lend a helping hand. Empathize. Sympathize. Show them that you care. Most of all, DO NOT judge their situation or choices they make, as it is much easier to make recommendations for actions when you are not the one living through the crisis. Lastly, DO SOMETHING.

Sorry for preaching to you, but there are some things that I am very passionate about, and this is one of them. Today's post is dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness month. The color to represent this cause is purple. I wanted to created a fun and uplifting manicure to demonstrate that peace and a brighter side can be achieved through the pain. I began with 2 coats of Fickle Fairy Potions Juliet on my pinky, ring, and index fingers. Juliet is a GORGEOUS purple jelly that dries to a matte/wax finish. Let me just say...I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS POLISH. The formula, application, dry time, pigmentation... EVERYTHING!! This is now one of my top 2 purple polishes. For my thumbs and middle fingers, I used 2 coats of Fickle Fairy Potions Popped Tarts, which is an off-white crelly polish loaded with different shapes, sizes, and various colors of glitters. The formula was excellent. I added topcoat to Popped Tarts, but not Juliet, as I wanted to preserve the look of the matte finish.
Fickle Fairy Potions Juliet (no topcoat) & Popped Tarts
PLEASE NOTE: This polish is absolutely gorgeous; however, I have a very difficult time getting a color accurate photo.These first two are more of the real color in most lighting.

The next step was to add topcoat to each of the purple nails. After this was complete, I added neon studs from The Born Pretty Store to my pinky and index fingers. I sealed the studs using HK Girl Topcoat.

The final aspect of this manicure was to stamp on the peace sign using BM-320 and Sally Hansen White On! I then added one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust and added HK Girl Topcoat.

That's all for today. Click HERE for additional information regarding Domestic Violence Awareness.  There are also various shelters and advocacy roles and other ways that you can be a support for people in these situations. Fickle Fairy Potions can be purchased HERE. Be sure to follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram. Addiitonally, the studs shown in this mani were previously reviewed HERE. They are from the Born Pretty Store. If you decide to place an order, please remember to use the code EQL91 for an additional 10% off their already low prices.

I Stand for Ending Violence Against Women & Children. What do you stand for?


  1. Athanasia KauffmanOctober 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Love it!! What a pretty purple & the studs are just the perfect touch! It's terrible that so many people are or have been affected by domestic violence

  2. PolishedtoPrecisionOctober 5, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Thanks for reading! I love this combo so much! IPV is a very horrible social problem, which is often overlooked by so many people.

  3. This is gorgeous Tiffany. Very creative!

  4. Wow, I love that purple! And thank you again for talking about domestic violence. It affected my family in a really horrible way.


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