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Monday, April 2, 2012

Nail-venturous Lacquer - Flying Blue Jay

Today's post is a two in one -- a swatch of one of my most treasured indie polishes and a blue polish for World Autism Awareness Day.

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.

42 comments:

  1. LOL, what Tinka said, it's a new lemming of mine, siiighhh

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  2. This is beautiful! If you don't mind can I link your blog on my Autism Awareness Inspired blue mani blog post?

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  3. Beautiful, and such a good cause.

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  4. Another set of gorgeous nails~ I love how deep this royal blue is!

    tht-christina.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, this polish is gorgeous! What a color and what a depth!

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  6. I Love it!
    Very beautiful!

    priohmy.blogspot.com

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  7. That is a beautiful mani! Love that color on you. :)

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  8. I've been staring at the first picture for about five minutes now @_@. WOW, what a vibrant blue!

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  9. A stunner of a polish! Such a beautiful shade of blue! :)

    Love Aysh xox

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  10. such a pretty blue jelly!! :)

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  11. Gorgeous! I'm such a blue polish person, be still my aching heart.

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  13. Now THAT is a stunning blue! Congrats to Amy for creating it and to you for capturing it so well.

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  14. Gorgeous color!! I love all the glitter, it looks so cool :)

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  15. What a crazy-amazing polish!! So much depth and such a gorgeous colour.

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  16. Sarah, as a mom to a child with Autism, I really appreciate you participating in World Autism Awareness Day! April is Autism Awareness month. If you are interested in learning more about Autism (or if anyone else is) there are a number of awesome agencies here in Phoenix. You can look up SARRC, AZA United, and CARD. :)

    The blue polish you chose is GORG. I'm wearing OPI's Ogre the Top Blue today. I'll be wearing blue polish all month to support Autism Awareness Month!!!

    Thanks again!! It means a lot! <3

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  17. Wow this is an amazing polish! Gorgeous!

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  18. this is and amazing color! it looks stunning on you. appreciated your awareness!

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  19. Gorgeous!

    As a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum, thank you for taking the time to learn about Autism and to spread awareness. It means the world to me and my daughter. It's wonderful to see fellow polish bloggers supporting this cause!!

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  20. I'd recommend you google the phrase "Autism Speaks Doesn't Speak For Me." Autism Speaks rarely, if ever, has autistic people in leadership positions in the organization, and perpetuates a lot of feelings about autism that aren't held by people on the autism spectrum.

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  21. Absolutely bluetiful! :o) I have many of her polishes and unfortunately this isn't one of them. YET.

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  22. My god it look so yummy! I love the brightness of the dark blue and the sparkles are so stunning!

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  23. I love this blue. Thank you so much for participating in Autism Awareness month.

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  24. Royal Blue! wow!
    This is my favorite color.

    Lehenga choli 2012

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  25. This one is SO beautiful. I'm so glad I was able to buy it this last sale. I can't wait to get it in! :)

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  26. i know i say this often lately but soooo beautiful!! (damn, cant you post yellow polishes? lol or orange? those i would not like as much as all of these youve been showing lately XD)

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  27. That is one fabulous polish. I'm in love.

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  28. Oh, I love blue in every possible way!! It is so beautiful! :)

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