Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Awareness Mani: Make Mine Chocolate!

As I'm sure you've figured out from my challenge to indie polish makers, I'm passionate about raising awareness for the plight of abandoned Easter bunnies.  The folks involved in the Make Mine Chocolate! campaign are pretty passionate about it, too.  Make Mine Chocolate! is an educational program that was started by the Columbus House Rabbit Society in 2002.  Its goal was to encourage people to buy chocolate or plush toy bunnies instead of live rabbits for their children at Easter time.  The message of the Make Mine Chocolate! campaign has since spread all over the world, and I encourage you to spread their message as well.  You can find some great info graphics to post on your Facebook profiles on the Make Mine Chocolate! Facebook page.

I decided that this year, I would not only post the Make Mine Chocolate! message on my Facebook pages, but I'd paint it on my nails as well!

For this manicure, I painted my three middle nails with two coats of Zoya Ziv (beautiful gold foil, though there were some small chunks of pigment in it).  The rest of my nails each got one coat of China Glaze Mahogany Magic (bit thick, but otherwise perfect) followed by 2 coats of Smitten Polish Chocolate Bunny Soup (pink, gold, and blue circle glitters and gold shimmer in a brown crelly base, excellent formula).  The letters and chocolate bunnies were painted using China Glaze Mahogany Magic and a tiny brush.  The bunnies' bows were done using China Glaze Make an Entrance.  Their eyes feature China Glaze Snow and Zoya Robyn and were painted using two small dotting tools.

Don't mind the weird way my index nail grows!

My first attempt at letters!

Cute way to spread awareness, right?  Never ever be afraid to spread awareness!  If you hear that someone is considering purchasing a live rabbit for their child at Easter, educate them on why it's a bad idea.  Post educational fliers on bulletin boards at your church, school, or local stores.  You can also ask managers of pet shops to at least post fliers on the rabbit displays if they refuse to stop selling rabbits.

 I was pleasantly surprised to find educational fliers attached to the rabbit tank at a local pet shop!  Don't mind the fact that there was a guinea pig in the tank at the time >.<

 If you want to do more to help homeless rabbits, please consider donating money to the House Rabbit Society, the HRS Emergency Grant Program, or your local non-HRS rabbit rescue

Polish info:

You can find China Glaze ($5-$8 for 14mL) at stores like Ulta and Sally Beauty.  You can follow China Glaze on Facebook HERE.

You can find Zoya ($8 for 15mL) on Zoya's website.  You can follow Zoya on Facebook HERE.

You can find Smitten Polish ($9 for 15mL) on Etsy and Llarowe.  You can follow Smitten Polish on Facebook HERE.

All products purchased by me.

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