Today I have another post focusing on National Depression Awareness Month. Brie, the writer and owner of Madame B Fatale- an Australian beauty and style blog/vlog that encourages unconventional styles. Enjoy!
With this month being Depression Awareness Month. I knew immediately I wanted to do a guest post when Gia asked- but as it’s an illness that hits a bit too close to home, I find it rather hard to talk about. Not because I’m ashamed about my struggles with anxiety and depression (although I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t true at least some of the time), I do like to keep my private life separate and it’s just another thing that makes me feel even more uncomfortable. But that doesn’t mean I don’t talk about it, I do, with my family, friends and my doctor. You should too. So instead of agonizing over what to write about myself I chose to do a nail look with a green polish as it’s the colour associated with depression awareness month.
I purposely chose a messy splatter type look because what’s messier than emotions, right?
I started with a black base- Blackmail by Autralis, followed by a neon yellow- Citrus by Ulta 3 and then the green is In the Lime Light by China Glaze. For the ‘splatters’ I used a straw and a thin brush.
I finished off with a flakie type top coat from Autralis called Speck-tacular and I was done.
The great thing about a nail look like this is it’s meant to be messy so you can really go to town with it. Just make sure to clean up the edges after you have finished or alternatively tape around the edges first, but since I’m being honest I’m usually too lazy for that!
For Aussies that are experiencing any depression or anxiety, you want to get information or to find out how to help out a family member or a friend please visit http://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Please check out Brie's site, http://www.madamebfatale.com. A big thank you to Brie for sharing her feelings on such an emotional subject. Our hope by focusing on this during this month is to let others know that they are not alone in feeling down. No matter how bad things seem, there are people out there willing to help you.
If you'd like to share anything about your struggles, please feel free in the comments- you may help someone else as well.