Monday, October 5, 2015

#PutTheNailinIt with Safe Horizon

While we usually try to keep it light on this blog, today I'd like to share some information about an important organization that is providing critical support for many people in need.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I was fortunate enough to participate in an event last week with Safe Horizon, the nation's leading organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence.

Safe Horizon empowers victims of domestic violence to move from crisis to confidence, and provides them with the most basic essentials (such as food, clothing, and a safe place to sleep) during the times they need it most. Their national Put the Nail in It campaign aims to end domestic violence for good, so last week I went to Henri Bendel's NYC flagship store for a special campaign event to learn more about Safe Horizon's mission.

The event encouraged us to shop to support the organization's work, as 10% of all proceeds were donated to Safe Horizon. Additionally, special #PutTheNailinIt manicures were provided to the attendees as a visual sign of support for domestic violence victims. The #PutTheNailinIt manicure includes a purple accent nail on your left ring finger - the goal is that when people compliment you on your eye-catching mani, you can expand the conversation about domestic violence.

The statistics about how many people are impacted by domestic violence are truly staggering, with 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men being victimized in their lifetimes. Let's be part of the change - here are 3 easy ways that you can participate in the #PutTheNailinIt campaign this October to put a stop to domestic violence:

1) Make a donation to Safe Horizon.
It really is true that every little bit helps!

2) Paint your left ring fingernail purple.
I'm still rocking my #PutTheNailinIt mani and have shared information about Safe Horizon and the campaign when people have asked me about my purple nail (which has happened several times!).

3) Share with the hashtag #PutTheNailinIt and ask 3 friends to make the vow with you.

This October, let's make a difference and put the nail in it - visit Safe Horizon and #PutTheNailinIt to learn more how you can help!

Event images courtesy of Safe Horizon


  1. What an amazing organization! Love the way you expand on the conversation by painting that accent nail! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Wow what a great organization and a fun event! Love the purple accent nail! I'll have to see if I have a similar color purple at home! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. That's an amazing organization! I love having an accent nail and so many people ask about "why?" and usually it's just "because I like it..." but this gives a good reason!

  4. What a great organization! I totally love the purple accent nail, too. I dont think I'd have ever thought to ask someone about the accent nail tho, so I'm glad people are, so you can share this info with them!

  5. What a fantastic event and organization! I love how they came up with the concept of manicures (since everyone loves) that can help share about this!

  6. What a great event for such an amazing cause! It gives me even more of a reason to wear an accent nail now <3

    Green Fashionista

  7. What an amazing event and organization to bring awareness to this subject. The manicure and purple accent nail is a brilliant idea of a way to start conversation about the issue at hand. Love this!

  8. Those statistics are truly eye-opening! Don't think I own any purple polish, but this is a great reason to add it to my nail wardrobe.

  9. What a great event for a great organization! The purple accent nail is brillant! Great way to raise awareness.

  10. What a great campaign! Our community does a purple light night event for domestic violence and it's really well attended. Those statistics really are staggering!

  11. Such a great cause! Love the purple nail and what it stands for!

  12. What a great event and cause. I like to read about things like this going on the community. Thanks for sharing.

  13. This is such a sad statistic, but such a great way to raise awareness.
    Morgan |

  14. this is seriously amazing, thank you for sharing!

  15. This is such a great event and cause!!! Many seem to forget in this month that it is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month thanks for reminding us all!! these are amazing ways of showing your support of the cause!!

    Jasmine :)
    I came from tutu tuesdays linkup!

  16. I have never heard of this group before but that sounds like an amazing organization and great event! Such a horrible statstic.

  17. I heard about this but I'm glad I got to read more about it! Such a great campaign and way to bring awareness.

  18. What an amazing organization!

    Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere!


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