Saturday, September 12, 2015

Alopecia Awareness Mani + Glam Polish Bad Hair Day

Hi everyone! I meant to post this yesterday, but I got caught up prepping for my week long vacation and I never got around to it. Today I have a very special mani to share with you in honor of Alopecia Awareness Month! Rachel from Glam Polish is helping to spread education and awareness about Alopecia as well as participating in fundraising efforts to benefit the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation with a special fundraising polish, Bad Hair Day which I will be showing you at the end of this post. Yesterday (Saturday, September 12), Rachel organized a social media event using the hashtag #bluemanisforalopeciaawareness, so be sure to check out that hashtag and even contribute a blue mani of your own! 

For my mani, I decided to do a dotted gradient. I used a base if Pahlish Ace of Fours II (Bespoke Batch) because I loved that it was white so it made a good base for the dots, but it also was filled with blue flecks. For my dots, I used 4 Glam Polishes: Paradise, Sinister, Illusion, and Book of Shadows. I was inspired to do this dot gradient by The Lacquerologist's recent mani in the 31DC2015.

I've also got Glam Polish's charity polish for Alopecia Awareness, Bad Hair Day, to share. I've got full info on the shade below and how Glam Polish is using some of the proceeds from this polish to go to the Alopecia Areata Association of Australia. This is 2 easy coats of Bad Hair Day. Be sure to grab yours while you can and help support this cause!

Press Release Info from Glam Polish: 

For the month of September we are raising funds and awareness for Alopecia all funds donated will go to Alopecia Areata Association of Australia Foundation Inc. to help fund wigs for children with alopecia and aid in educating against bullying.

We will also be accepting donations from our gofundme fundraising page, all proceeds will go to the Alopecia Areata Association of Australia. To donate please visit:

Bad Hair Day - Navy blue scattered holographic with navy, ocean blue and silver ultra holo microglitter, a special shade made to help us raise awareness and funds for Alopecia Areata, this shade was named by Natalia Voss a 13 year old girl with Alopecia Areata, some days it can be very hard covering up patches of missing hair or even looking at your hair in the mirror when you have Alopecia Areata so we thought this was the perfect name for our fundraising shade, we are donating $7.00 AUD from the purchase of each bottle to the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc.

Information and Facts About Alopecia

There are over half a million Australians and around 6.5 million americans living with Alopecia - a condition where people lose their hair from all areas of the body including the scalp, for which there is currently no known cure.

Approximately 60% of people diagnosed are under the age of 20, and for children especially, hair loss can have a negative impact on their self-esteem, which in many cases is linked to anxiety, depression, impaired academic performance and lack of social inclusion. To support children affected by the condition, Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation & Variety grants wigs - helping children gain their confidence and feel more comfortable amongst their peers.

* Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) is a HAIRLOSS Condition, that can cause round patches of baldness, or total body hairless.

* There are 3 Main Types of Alopecia: Alopecia Areata - round patches / bald spots, Alopecia Totalis - complete Scalp baldness and Alopecia Universalis - total hair loss from body and scalp.

*Alopecia Areata is a believed to be a AUTOIMMUNE disease: the immune system mistakenly attacks the body (hair follicles) instead of defending it.

*Alopecia Areata affects MEN & WOMEN equally.  It can occur at ANY AGE, often begins during childhood or early teen years.  It does not discriminate on race.

*Alopecia is NOT Contagious.

AAAF Foundation Information.

Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc. (AAAF), is established to be the national Australia body supporting research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for all forms of Alopecia Areata, support those with the disease and their families, and inform the public about all forms of Alopecia Areata.

Our Service philosophy is to give each person the best chance of managing their alopecia journey positively, the whole family and each individual needs to be supported to manage their unique experience. By reducing the financial and emotional stress and enabling children, young people, adults and their support networks to develop their strengths and skills, AAAF assists the whole family to achieve that positive journey.

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