Sorry for yet another long hiatus – it’s been a crazily busy period at work!
I’m a bit late joining the bandwagon, but here’s my mani for Autism Awareness Month (:
This is 1 coat Jindie Nails Silent Night over 1 coat Revlon Royal. On the accent nail we have 1 coat OPI Crown Me Already over 1 coat Fuso #44, a silver foil polish from a local brand.
I prolly should have done a second coat of Silent Night, and/or let the bottle stand upside down before painting.. Too little glitter on my nails :/ And I had to fish for the crescent moon and star glitters!
I’m absolutely in love with the accent nail though – I must have been a magpie (of sorts) in my previous life :p
Silent Night also features a smattering of colour-shifting flecks that glint prettily when the light hits it at the right angle (: But again, could have done with a second coat. I was too tired when I was slapping this mani on :/
Ahhh, I really have a thing for gold/silver glitters layered over their respective foil polishes. Perhaps one day I should try layering a silver glitter over a gold foil, or vice versa.
Based on the bottle shot, you can see that there’s a decent density of glitters in the polish. The polish base is a tad thin, however, which may have accounted for the sparseness of glitters on the nails.
Anyways, on to Autism Awareness Month – I work in a school that is working in partnership with Pathlight School, which is a “special school for high-functioning autistic children”. The Pathlight School has been increasingly gaining reputation in my country for its ability to nurture the talents of these autistic children, and to help develop social skills in them. As a result, their intake is growing too rapidly for their campus to hold. As such, the school in which I’m teaching at has agreed to be a satellite school, which means that one level of these autistic students comes to my school everyday for their lessons!
Having had no prior experience with autistic children, I have to admit that I was rather daunted by this prospect when the partnership was first introduced late last year. My eyes have since been opened.
I have personally witnessed how big-hearted the teachers of Pathlight School are. And through my experiences in interacting with the autistic children, I’ve come to learn how sweet and intelligent they really are!
At the root of every misperception is the lack of knowledge or misunderstanding about a particular group of people. If you’re taking part in Blue Nails for Autism, do take a few minutes to read up on this neurodevelopmental disorder and let your close friends know what you have learnt (:
One of the Pathlight counsellors shared an interesting and insightful analogy of the way autistic children view the world – make a ‘telescope’ with your hands by curling your four fingers to meet your thumb in an ‘O’ shape, and joining the two hands. Close one eye, and put your ‘telescope’ to your open eye. Now look around the room.
It is a severely limited perspective, isn’t it?
And yet, this ‘tunnel vision’ has also led to a really awe-inspiring phenomenon..
The Savant Syndrome.
Take a moment to browse this website, and be amazed (:
Live long and polish!