September 30, 2014

A Plethora of Teal Toes and a Hand!

All of September has been Ovarian Cancer awareness month, as you may have noticed from all my Teal Nail Art.  This is a disease that is very near and dear to my heart as my Aunt Lori lost her battle to it on May 13, 2013.  Ovarian Cancer sneaks up on you and being aware of the symptoms and knowing your body is the only way to catch it early.  So many women don't know and we to spread the word to our sisters so that less people will go through what my Aunt did.  So, to do my part I created a Facebook event and invited my friends, who invited their friends, and so on.  As of 8:53 pm today 95 people have joined the event!  The love and gratitude I feel in my heart is overwhelming!  We are a sisterhood and we can make a difference!!

Some chose to post pictures of their lovely tootsies, and I will now share them with you.  This is going to be a picture heavy post, but it is for a good cause!

Kristi M.  This has my favorite saying for this month too!

Laura D. painted her fingers a lovely dark teal.

Jennifer B. painted her toes for her sister, who is in remission.

Maren H.

Emma B. and her 9 year old.  Before she went into surgery and the polish had to come off they made sure to snap a pic of their matching toes.

Esther M. painted her toes in memory of her mother, Ida, who passed away from ovarian cancer in October 2006.

Erika D. lost her Mom and Grandma to Ovarian cancer.

Katie U. and her daughter.

Emma B. has a lovely frosted teal.

Paige W.  I personally love this color and the picture in general.

Tatton B. shows his support!

From Karen E.  She said she has pink hair extensions for breast Cancer Awareness and Teal Toes for Ovarian.

Ashley S.  Her husband bought her the polish.  He has good taste!

Stacey H.'s Mom lost her battle.  Her three year old daughter couldn't keep the teal polish, on so they went with a glitter polish with teal tints. 

Ariel H. has the perfect mermaid teal!

More from Emma B.!

Randi L. and her gorgeous tootsies!

Christina C. and her vacation teal.

My Mom's Toes for her sister with her favorite flower in the same color.

My sister pretty tootsies!

Laura P. and her little one.  I am not going to lie, the children's pictures warm my heart like no other.

Andrea S. and her young one's toes.

Jan H. and her dog Pippa.

Darshan T. sported her teal toes on vacation too.

Jillian S. went fancy and gorgeous!

These ladies had a birthday party and sported some lovely shades of teal.  Barb M., Deborah K., Crystal A., Amy P., Jennifer S., Holly J., and Linda R.

Stacey W. love the sparkle!

Deena E. is honoring her friends at Chemo Crew.

As I went through all these pictures and the comments I was amazed.  There is so much love and support in ten nails.  We are a global family and we can love and support each other.  In every challenge we have we should never forget that we are not alone.  We have each other.  Be a shoulder for others and don't be afraid to ask for a shoulder when you need it.  You are worth love.  Nothing you could ever do would take that away!

If more post, then I will add them here.


September 28, 2014

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

This is supposed to be a teal galaxy.  I was really proud of it, unitl my Mom asked if it was supposed to be inspired by the movie Frozen!?!  What?  Clearly those are stars and not snow flakes.  *Sigh*  Well, it is a good base idea for December. . .

Seriously though, I am really proud of how this looks.  I really love pastel galaxies and I think the teal is a solid idea.

The colors are Nina Ultra Pro French White, China Glaze The Outer EdgeEssie Where's My Chauffeur?, Julep Lissa, Liz, Misti, and Esmerelda

TOE isn't as apparent as it is in the pictures.  It really is a cool glitter and I like the effect it gives in this manicure and another I wore, but didn't snap picks of. . .

Well, I hope you all like it and don't think too much of Frozen when you see it.


My Teal Toes

So I finally took pictures of my Teal Toes!  My Brother and I went to Sunset Beach and I figured it was the perfect backdrop for toe pictures!

I took several shots, trying to get the best beach vibe and I whittled it down to four.  I tried to get it down to one or two, but I liked these too much. . . Sorry.  The polish is Cover Girl Continuous Color Electric Blue.

How are you supporting Ovarian Cancer?  What color of teal are your toes?


September 24, 2014

Darkly Teal

Teal comes in so many hues and finishes.  I am partial to bright, light, creams.  However, sometimes you need a dark gritty teal that screams strength and glamor!

That is what Julep Kristen is.  Isn't it stunning?

I love t each picture of this polish looks a little different, which is true to life.  Each lighting you encounter in your day shows another side of this polish.  It really is stunning and these pictures don't completely give it the justice it deserves.


September 23, 2014

Tape and Dots!

What do you call this design?  Anybody?  I really have no idea.  The original nail artist, I Feel Polished, used coral and turquoise colors and said it was inspired by Native American jewelry.  I changed up the colors, and now I don't know what it reminds me of. . .

What I did want and did was try and combine Ovarian and Breast cancer colors.  My Aunt passed away from Ovarian cancer last year and my Nana overcame Breast cancer in 1997 (I think).  They are both a part of me and both causes I feel passionate about.  So combining them was definitely something I wanted to do this month.

This only took three colors, some tape (okay a lot of tape) and a dotting tool.  The Julep Plie Wand was my tool.  I own the attachments and the striper brush helped with cleaning up the lines.  On my right hand, which you don't see, I used their dotting tool, but I need a finer dot so I used a different tool for the left hand.

The colors were Julep Tin Man (which I am bummed that the holographic wasn't captured in the pictures), Lissa, and Reese.  I love the color of Resse, but it is a pain and a half to work with.  It is chunky and I need to try and thin it out a bit.

Wow!  I really blabbed about this design.  Sorry about that. . .I hope you all like it though.


September 10, 2014

Teal Glitter!

This is one of my favorite nail combinations and for some reason I have never posted pictures of it.  Don't ask me why, cause I couldn't tell ya.

It is really simple just two colors; China Glaze Kinetic Candy and Northern Star Polish Antares.  What makes this awesome is the glitter.  Oh how I love you Antares.  In fact this is the only indie polish I own.  I saw this on pinterst and had to have it.  I have a tiny bottle, it was all I could afford, and I horde it!

 See, I said it was pretty.  I am sorry, these pictures are all indoors and so you don't see they lovely sparkle, so just imagine how truly amazing this glitter is!

Don't forget to help raise awareness for Ovarian cancer!


September 3, 2014

Don't Let Awareness Fade

Okay, this is what I did last night and I am really rather proud of it!  The design is based on one by Nail Polish Anon.  I saw it on a Pintrest board and had to try it myself.  Luckily I had teal loose glitter in my stash. . .

Ovarian Cancer Awarenss

So I used Julep Lissa, Essie Where's My Chauffer?, and Nina Ultra Pro French White.

Ovarian Cancer Awarenss

To help with cleanup I used a technique that has been going around on the web for a little while.  You use Elmer's Glue around the nail and a little farther up your finger (I tried to find the original person, but there are so many.  Google it if you need clarification).  After I sponged my design and everything dried I just peeled off the glue for clean-up!  This made it so much easier to do this technique and I am much more likely to do gradients in the future!  (In fact I have an idea for later. . .)

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This is what it looks like in the shade.

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I really love this design!  Remember to spread awareness for Ovarian Cancer!  Be aware of the symptoms as there is no screening test for it.  You have to be proactive and aware of your body.