Friday, 20 September 2013


People in general tend to have this misconception that mental illnesses, whether it be anxiety, depression, schizophrenia etc. are all something to be embarrassed about, something to sweep under the bed and to try and ignore. However, you're not alone, frighteningly, 1 in 4 people will suffer from mental illness in a year. Mental illnesses, when left to manifest will strip a person of their personalities, and leave you feeling as if you're a shell of your former self. This is why it's important to raise awareness of mental health, to let people know they're not alone and always have someone to talk to. #GettingArtyForAnxiety is a way of expressing your own personalities, and to raise awareness for mental illness whether you're a sufferer yourself, or a family member.

Molly from Lyon Notes has created the tag #GettingArtyForAnxiety to highlight the misconceptions of anxiety and enable bloggers to express their personality through their nails.

I've done just that!

As most of you don't know me in 'real life' and only know me through the internet I thought it best to talk you through my nail design to help you get to know my personality better.

Most of my nail art consists of dark pink, this represents how I am very quiet and shy in crowds or with people I don't know. I hold back from speaking because I don't know how people will take me, sometimes I just don't know what to talk about. The pale yellow line running through this represents how I am when I am in my comfort zone. I am happy, talkative, in my element chatting about whatever I like without having to impress anyone. This is who I am really and this is how I hope that everyone can see me.

The colourful polka dots illustrate how I like to be different. I don't like what everyone likes because it is popular, I like what I like and no one will get me to think otherwise.

I hope this gave you a tiny insight into how I am and I hope you enjoyed my nail art.

Link me to your #getartyforanxiety posts!


  1. This is a beautiful design, I actually thought the yellow was light reflecting from your nail at first! :) x

  2. Love this and totally agree with what you've said, it is important to speak out and let people know that they aren't alone and that there is always someone to talk to. Love your design and I also was wondering where the yellow was, then realised after reading the above comment lol.

    Gem x

    1. Yes definitely. hehe I thought it was noticable! x

  3. Gorgeous nail look and meaning! Love your blog, new follower.

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup


© gingerbread smiles.

This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services - Click here for information.

Blogger Template Created by pipdig