Put On Purple – Lupus Awareness Makeup & Nails #PutOnPurple

Put On Purple - Lupus Awareness Makeup & Nails #PutOnPurple

May is Lupus Awareness Month and today, May 16th, is Put On Purple day (POP). Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body  such as skin, joints and organs. Basically with Lupus, the immune system gets confused and instead of only fighting viruses and germs, it forms autoantibodies that attacks the healthy tissues in the body. I can personally tell you that Lupus comes with an indescribable amount of pain, fatigue, sun sensitivity, hair loss, weight loss and more. Some days are better than others, but there is no cure therefore Lupus is always there. Every day.  You can find more information at Lupus.org but here are a few quick facts:


  • Lupus is not contagious, not even through sexual contact. You cannot “catch” lupus from someone or “give” lupus to someone
  • Lupus is not like or related to cancer
  • Lupus is not like or related to HIV (Human Immune Deficiency Virus) or AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). In HIV or AIDS the immune system is underactive; in lupus, the immune system is overactive
  • Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening and should always be treated by a doctor
  • More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the country
  • It is believed that 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus
  • Anyone can develop Lupus (including children and men) but it mostly strikes women of childbearing age (15-44)
  • Women of color are two to three times more likely to develop lupus than Caucasians. However, people of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus

Cult Nails Flushed & Julep RaeTo join in on this important cause, some of us Beauty Bloggers Of Central Florida members are rocking some type of purple makeup or nails. Check out how I Put On Purple and be sure to click thru the linky below to see the rest of my gal pals’ looks! I couldn’t decide how I wanted to wear purple or even an exact shade so I decided to have fun and use multiple purples. All purple everything, purple party, rainbow of purple! Okay, you get it. For my nails I started with Revlon ColorStay Base Coat 005 followed by two coats of Cult Nails Flushed and two coats of Julep Rae (radiant orchid, color of the year) for an accent nail. I used a Cala Nail Art butterfly decal for easy nail art and finished with a coat of Zoya Armor Topcoat.

Lupus Awareness Nails - Put On PurpleFace time! I used: moisturizer, no primer. OFRA Cosmetics Foundation Stick 22 & 29 and Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in medium / Eyebrows: OFRA Semi Permanent Waterproof Eye Brow Gel – Khaki / Cheeks: Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow – Pravella / Eyes: Black blended out with warm brown, deep purple on the lid and lower lash all from my limited edition OFRA Pro Palette. Lit Cosmetics Disco Diva glitter on lid. Ardency Inn Punker eyeliner. Vincent Longo Volume Plus Mascara. Lips: OCC Lip Tar – Lydia. OFRA Cosmetics Strawberry lip gloss.

Lupus Awareness - Purple Makeup & NailsAre you wearing purple today? Do you know anyone with Lupus? If you want to join in and Put On Purple please be sure to tell at least 1 person why you’re wearing purple. For other ways to support Lupus Awareness Month, visit Lupus.org!

Words Of The Day: Lupus is not contagious and cannot be “given” to another person.
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  1. ivoryandolive
    May 16, 2014 / 9:36 AM

    What color doesn’t look gorgeous on you! Putting on my purple today!

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  3. May 16, 2014 / 10:16 AM

    you my dear are always stunning… I’m no longer talking to you lmao jk but you are simply stunning and strong and you’re going to have to do my makeup one day

  4. mena & taty
    May 16, 2014 / 11:21 AM

    I am getting my purple on and cheering on those affected by this disease. we need to get them supported!

  5. May 16, 2014 / 11:47 AM

    I can’t deal with your beauty. You are so gorgeous, honey. And such an inspiration. Love love, LOVE you!

  6. May 16, 2014 / 12:50 PM

    Oh my. The glitter on your lids is calling my name! It just pops agains your amazing skin tone!

  7. Chavonne H
    May 16, 2014 / 1:29 PM

    I think this is wonderful! I personally don’t know anyone with Lupus but I have heard of it before. I love that people are wearing purple to show support and raise awareness. Your make up is beautiful.

  8. May 16, 2014 / 3:52 PM

    Well, first of all, thank you for taking the time to share! I have several friends with Lupus and I will share your blog with them! Second of all…anything that is purple has MY vote! 🙂

  9. Robin Rue
    May 16, 2014 / 4:01 PM

    My mother has lupus and I think it is awesome that you are helping to raise awareness for this! I love your purple nails.

  10. kristimaloney
    May 16, 2014 / 4:08 PM

    I know someone with Lupus. He does have good days and bad days, but never complains. I love the purple nail polish….looks great on you!

  11. May 16, 2014 / 4:58 PM

    Girrrrl look at you rocking that purple eye! And I love how OCC Lydia looks on your lips… Stunning all around!

  12. Pam W
    May 16, 2014 / 5:57 PM

    I have several friends with lupus and it was a suspected diagnosis for my daughter for a while. Thanks for raising awareness, and I love your nails!

  13. May 16, 2014 / 6:08 PM

    Recently, I’ve heard more and more people speak about Lupus. I’m glad the negative stigma is finally going away!

  14. May 16, 2014 / 6:10 PM

    I LOVE your eye look and nails! So gorgeous!

  15. May 16, 2014 / 6:17 PM

    Autoimmune diseases stink and I know that Lupus is one of the toughest. Thanks for standing up for it. Love the Julep nail polish!

  16. May 16, 2014 / 6:31 PM

    That Julep polish is the PERFECT radiant orchid color! I love it!


    aka Bailey

  17. May 16, 2014 / 7:24 PM

    That eyeshadow looks fantastic! I love every part of it.

  18. Rebecca Bryant
    May 16, 2014 / 7:47 PM

    wow beautiful makeup and nails. also awesome cause way to go girl.

  19. Amy Desrosiers
    May 16, 2014 / 10:24 PM

    You looks great! These are very beautiful Lupus Awareness nails,

  20. GrandmaBonnie A
    May 17, 2014 / 12:54 AM

    That is an awesome way to support such a great cause. I love the purple nail polish.

  21. Jennifer Williams
    May 17, 2014 / 1:16 AM

    I have a friend that suffers from Lupus and it is such an ugly disease. Thank you for raising awareness.

  22. Amanda Smith
    May 17, 2014 / 9:14 AM

    Awesome job raising Lupus awareness. I am wearing purple now! 🙂

  23. mail4rosey
    May 17, 2014 / 9:45 AM

    I have a friend with Lupus. 🙁

    I like the butterfly decal you’ve got featured here, and the pretty purple too.

  24. May 17, 2014 / 1:17 PM

    I love the butterfly and the purple eye make-up looks stunning on you!!

  25. Beth
    May 17, 2014 / 6:25 PM

    Purple is my favorite color! Thanks for the information about lupus. My friend was diagnosed with it and it can be a really scary thing!

  26. May 17, 2014 / 10:11 PM

    We have a family friend who passed away from Lupus and left behind a toddler. It was devastating for her family since she was so young. It’s great that you are bringing awareness to this cause.

  27. Lawna Young
    May 17, 2014 / 11:20 PM

    I love those colors, especially for Spring and Summer months. I will be wearing purple for lupus awareness too.

  28. Onica {MommyFactor}
    May 18, 2014 / 4:24 AM

    Thanks for sharing more about Lupus. it’s great how many people will wear purple in support.

  29. TheNewClassy
    May 18, 2014 / 9:11 AM

    That is great that you are raising awareness about Lupus in a fun way that more people will hopefully participate in. Your nails look fabulous!

  30. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    May 18, 2014 / 2:00 PM

    I know of someone who died last year from complications, and two more friends have it. It’s really a tough condition, so I love that you’re helping generate awareness.

  31. May 18, 2014 / 8:00 PM

    I totally missed rocking out the purple, boo! But thank you for bringing awareness to this disease!

  32. May 20, 2014 / 11:19 AM

    This is awesome that you are making people aware!! I also painted my nails purple for Lupus awarness

  33. Zooey Glass
    May 21, 2014 / 8:00 PM

    Great way to help with Lupus Awareness. I first heard of Lupus when one of the Models on America’s Next Top Model had it.