Nail Art for a Cause


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Simply Rins participated in an outreach program by sharing nail art with physically/sexually abused street girls.

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Nail Art for a Cause

  1. 1. I accepted an invitation to teach nail art for a cause.Sharing with you my experience.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  2. 2. “I Speak, I Love, I am” is a personal project ofMitch Alvarez, the International Day of the GirlAmbassador of the Asia Pacific Region on the WorldAssociation of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  3. 3. The goal is to empower girls by providing creativeand fun outlets for them. On May 18, 2013, Mitchand her friends conducted an outreach program to ashelter for physical/sexually abused street girls.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  4. 4. That day, Mitch and her team promised thegirls meaningful conversations, laughter, andperhaps some teary moments.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  5. 5. They allowed me to participate in the activities theyprepared for the girls. The first one required them towrite down what makes them happy and/or sadbeing a woman.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  6. 6. The girls immediately went to their personal cornersto reflect on their answers.
  7. 7. As we helped them with their spelling and how toexpress what they wanted to say, I found myselfreflecting on my own.
  8. 8. Some of the girls didn’t have any reason why theyneed to feel sad about being a girl.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  9. 9. Their answers were then posted on a wall to shareto everyone. We were all very anxious to read theirinteresting answers.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  10. 10. Some girls even drew! It was a good sign that theytook the activity seriously.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  11. 11. There were reasons I never expected to read. Thegirls surprised me with some of their answers. Irealized life can sometimes force you to grow upbeyond your age.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  12. 12. There were reasons I never expected to read. Thegirls surprised me with some of their answers. Irealized life can sometimes force you to grow upbeyond your age.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  13. 13. Later, a few girls were asked to share their answersfor the entire group to reflect on.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  14. 14. Jen took over the second activity. She discussed theimportance of personal hygeine. Each girl receiveda loot bag containing toiletries and other personalproducts they need.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  15. 15. Every girl also received a haul containing a bibleand a personal letter written by sponsors.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  16. 16. The month of May marks Mitch’s birthday and unlikemost, she wanted the outreach program to be acelebration of her special day. Therefore, a cupcakewith a candle on it is in order. Simply Rins18 May 2013
  17. 17. Happy birthday, Mitch! Simply Rins18 May 2013
  18. 18. The third activity was to explore the girls’ creativity.They were divided into 3 groups and were givenscraps to dress one member of the group.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  19. 19. It was my turn to lead the last activity for the day. Iwas invited to teach nail art to the girls. I knew thatan hour was not enough, but I had to give my best.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  20. 20. I showed them a few simple nail art designs I’vedone in the past to give the girls some enthusiasmand encouragement.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  21. 21. I believe a hands-on experience will be more fun soI gave each girl her very own nail art kit. It includeda nail art brush, dotting tool, nail file, cotton pads,palette, and acrylic paints. It also included a basecoat, top coat, and a bottle of nail polish. Simply Rins18 May 2013
  22. 22. All polishes, base and top coats, were generouslysponsored by DAZZLE DRY Philippines. Sincedrying time was not a problem, the girls only had towait a few minutes to start nail art painting! Simply Rins18 May 2013
  23. 23. The girls got really excited and immediately playedwith the tools when we handed them the kits.
  24. 24. It was a challenge to teach without a video demo soI tried to attend to each girl to assist them when theyencounter some problems. Here am I showing a girlhow to properly hold a nail art brush ...Simply Rins18 May 2013
  25. 25. ... and how to handle a dotting tool.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  26. 26. That afternoon, the girls learned how to do thecupcake nail art.Simply Rins18 May 2013
  27. 27. I think they had lots of fun!Simply Rins18 May 2013
  28. 28. I wish I had more time with the girls and the propersetup. But I hope they had a good time exploringtheir creativity through nail art. It was a pleasure tohave shared with you the one thing I am mostpassionate about.  Simply Rins18 May 2013
  29. 29. Thank you, Mitch for the invitation and for letting mebe part of your wonderful project. It’s a first forSimply Rins and it was a pleasure. Simply Rins18 May 2013
  30. 30. Simply Rins18 May 2013All photos used in this slideshow were taken by my good friend Roz Racca.Thank you very much for helping me document this event.