Monday, 23 July 2012

Raise Your Nails For Luca!

The subject of this post is kind of a serious topic considering the kind of stuff I usually write about. Today I want to take some time to tell you about an inspirational little boy of just 3 years old - Luca - who survived against all odds after he was diagnosed with Meningococcal Septicaemia in January this year. He didn't come away unscathed however, and the devastating effect the disease had on his body meant he ended up losing both of his legs. A charity was founded to help raise the funds so that Luca will be able to get the best prosthetics available and every chance at a great life.


I've been following his story on Facebook for a while now and every little snippet brings a smile to my face. Luca's got quite the online following and I'm not surprised. The campaign calls for everyone to 'Raise Your Hands For Luca'. All you need is a pen and a palm to show your support, but you can read more about that on the Facebook Page. Of course, instead of writing it on my palm, I had to scribble it on my nails and raise them instead!

I thought I would just take some time to show my support to Luca the best way I know how and try to share the cause with you guys. Please go and Like or Follow 'For Luca'. I do both and I promise you'll love seeing his updates!

Read Luca's story here
For Luca on Facebook
@For_Luca on Twitter
For Luca on Just Giving


This base colour is No7 Lucky Lilac and I freehanded on the lettering with a small striping brush. The font is Action Jackson.
I used the 2012 Bundle Monster set with W7 Black to add some fancy details on the 'spare' nails.
Finally, I added a topcoat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.



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15 comments :

  1. Oh this just brought tears in my eyes! I wish him all the best! Sometimes we really don't appreciate what we're having...

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  2. Great idea for a freat cause:)

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  3. Brilliant! You do an amazing job on lettering and a GREAT way to show your support!

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  4. Brilliant! You do an amazing job on lettering and a GREAT way to show your support!

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  5. this is the perfect manicure for such a cause! this is a nice way to show your support ♥

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  6. What a great gesture! I admire how you manage to do the letters so good.

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  7. What a lovely thing to do :) you did a fabulous job with the lettering.

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  8. Aww.. Out of all your mani's, I like this one the best. Extremely meaningful, and awesome at the same time

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  9. Adorable nails and a lovely thing to do

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  10. I thought this was stamping, amazing work and great cause.

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  11. You have such a big heart! This nail art is really beautiful!

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  12. Indeed, it's beautiful that you do this. Nice work!

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  13. the thing you did is great...
    (is it really free hand?? wow!!)

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  14. what a great way to raise awareness...i love the way the letters look too. nicely done! :)

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