Today is Me/CFS and Fibromyalgia awareness day and I was invited to take part in a mani link up, you can see the Facebook page here, and while I haven’t done any MS nails yet, this is pretty close to home too. As many of you will know, I have MS and I suffer from MS related fatigue, although not quite the same as ME, it is still pretty debilitating. I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which attributes to a great deal of my pain and regardless of what some people still claim, Fibromyalgia is a very real condition but not much is known about it. See, I get all the fun ones! It’s hard for me at times to distinguish if the pain I am feeling is Fibro or MS and sometimes I question if I really have Fibro because the 2 can overlap so much but it’s there and so many people out there are told by their doctors that it is all in their head or that there is nothing wrong with them because the tests don’t show anything.
Annoyingly, I am currently suffering from a bout of fatigue and so this mani is not some of my best work, it’s a little too subtle for my liking but you can’t go wrong with a bit of holo and stamping.
The holo is Born Pretty Store Holo #8 and I used Barry M Plum and Barry M Cotton to create a gradient effect on my butterflies from Bundle Monster BM-307. On my thumb and ring finger I doubled stamped a half and half butterfly using Barry M Plum and Barry M Blue Grape and then on my index finger I stamped on a ribbon from Bundle Monster BM-321.
The colours for awareness are blue and purple and butterflies are a common theme for them both.
You can check out the other ladies taking part below, as long as I have linked it properly, and there is still a huge chunk of today left so feel free to take part too. The hashtag we are using is #spoonienails
I hope to be back posting regularly again next week to try and finally get rid of this pile on my desk.