NAILS | Rainbow Leopard Pride Nail Art #CBBxManiMonday

This month's editions of #CBBxManiMonday will have some extra special meaning as our theme for the month of June will be "Allyship" in honour of Pride and Indigenous History month. I have talked a little bit about my goals in last week's Instagram stories including finishing my Indigenous Canada course, reading more about residential schools and researching local charities who support both LGBTQ+ and Indigenous causes. This is not just a one month thing. This is a way of life that I opened myself up to last year and I can honestly say that when it comes to consumption and beauty, I am much more mindful of where my money goes and making the time to learn about uncomfortable topics that I feel I will never know enough about which is a good thing because it keeps me wanting to know more. 

Rainbow Leopard Pride Nail Art
PR samples featured

I am starting off this month in honour of Pride with some rainbow leopard print nail art. I have done leopard print quite a bit over the years as I love it, but it has been awhile since I have done them (last time was 2013) and I would like to think that my leopard nail art skills have improved slightly since then as I feel my nails look more like leopard now than they did then.

Rainbow Leopard Pride Nail Art

On My Nails:

(Base Coat) OPI Nail Envy Sensitive and Peeling*

(Base colour) Sally Hansen Insta-Dri White* 

(Leopard Print) Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Red*, SHID Sunset Orange*, SHID Dandelion*, SHID Granny Smith Apple*, SHID Cerulean*, SHID Carnation Pink*, SHID Purple Heart*, SHID Night Fright*

(Top Coat) CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat* 

Rainbow Leopard Pride Nail Art

With each #CBBxManiMonday post this month, I will be sharing resources and charities that have both been helpful and resonated with me. For this post, I will be donating to the Vancouver-based WISH Drop-In Centre. WISH works closely with other with women-serving organizations in the Downtown Eastside, but specifically focuses on all self-identified women working in the sex trade by providing access to a safe place to stay, hot meals, health care access, toiletries, feminine hygiene products and a community of other women. I made sure WISH also supported all trans women as I was made aware that some shelters do not. There is also a program in place for Indigenous women - the Aboriginal Health and Safety Program - that helps those in the sex trade reclaim their culture through sisterhood, creative crafts and activities and learning about Indigenous traditions. 

As always, Happy Monday everyone and be sure to check out Renee and Trysh's blogs for their Allyship Manicures this week!

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