First, let's talk about World Autism Awareness Day. It began in 2007, and aims to raise awareness of the disorder and the importance of its early diagnosis. Here is more information about the disorder, from Autism Speaks:
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders - autism spectrum disorders - caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 1000 percent increase in the past 40 years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.I am not aware of anyone in my life that suffers from autism, and truth be told, before today, I didn't know that much about it. However, I went and did some reading on the Autism Speaks website, and now feel more educated and informed about the disorder. If you have a spare moment, you should do the same!
Now, let's talk about the polish. This is Nail-venturous Lacquer's Flying Blue Jay.
FBJ is a bright royal blue jelly base with large and medium white hex glitter, as well as what I think is white matte microglitter. I used two coats for my swatches. There was a LOT of the large hex glitter in this polish, so I didn't have to do any fishing for the pieces. It applied nicely, and only required a little bit of fussing with the large glitter placement to be perfect.
I know of many jellies and jelly sandwiches that look "deep," but this one is by far the deepest in my opinion! The blue is so vibrant and rich, and the layers of different sizes and types of glitter really give the polish some depth.
I know I am quite lucky to own this, Nail-venturous Lacquers are quite popular and therefore difficult to get a hold of. Keep an eye on her Etsy shop and her Facebook page for restock information and availability.