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Monday, October 17, 2011

Pink-a-licious

Hello my new followers! I am so excited you have joined Color Issue!
So, so excited!
I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I don't want to minimize the great giveaway which is in the post below...but I just had to share something dear to my heart!

Did you know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month?
Breast cancer runs in my family.
My grandmother had it at the age of 50...and thankfully has been cancer free for 25 years! 
Breast cancer is real. It effects millions of women each day. It can happen to anyone. 
So to honor these brave and strong women during this special month...
I decided to wear a little pink in a very glitzy way!

You'll need: 
-any kind of glitter (I used the martha stewart kind)
-clear nail polish

1.) Pick out your color. Naturally mine was pink!


2.) Put a nice, thick layer of clear nail polish on and sprinkle to your hearts content 
(i laid a piece of paper under my hand to catch all the extra)!
The glitter I chose was more like sparkly strips
which I didn't realize laid a little rough until after the fact...



So I had to flatten them by softly pressing on it, just to seal it on there nice and tight.
You could still do this with powder glitter as well, just to give it that extra "sealage"


3.) Add a nice extra thick coat of clear polish on the top and there ya go!
p.s. don't mind my crooked middle finger...its like that on both hands?!?! Funky, I know. I debated whether or not to put this picture up b/c it makes my hand look gigantic (its the angle I promise!); but it shows the polish so nicely, I just had to! 



Lastly, a little goes a long way with this stuff! So make sure you put all that extra glitter 
(that didn't stick) back in its rightful place for next time!


-To find events for NBCA month click HERE
-watch a boob-tastic video HERE for the fight against breast cancer! 
  p.s. try saying "i love boobies" without laughing. kinda hard ha. 
-check out one of my first guest posts here 


Happy Monday!
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34 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! Breast Cancer among other types of cancer run in my family as well. It's always good to keep it fresh in our minds and be aware!

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  2. I love this! Such a fun and easy way to support! I'm so doing this because I actually just bought some essie pink nail polish and Martha's pink sparkles! Thanks for the idea!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  3. awesome!! what a great idea! thanks for sharing!

    www.hoopdaloop.etsy.com

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  4. I love this idea! It looks so much better than the glitter nail polish.

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  5. What a great idea!!! :)

    p.s. your feature is up on my blog and it looks great!

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  6. that is very cute! and congrats on starting your new blog!! i just started a new blog as well!!


    http://infintelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  7. This is the cutest. I cannot wait to try this out!

    Thanks for the welcome!

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  8. i found your blog because of the post on melissa's! so glad i did :) your nails look great!

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  9. A dynamite idea and one I think the teen girls in my home would truly love.

    Happy day Lovely!

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  10. Hi AaReAn,

    Fantastic idea! I will give it a try.

    Kel x

    p.s. Both my middle fingers are exactly the same as yours. What is that all about????? :)

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  11. Brilliant idea! I found you through Melissa Blake- you have a beautiful blog! :)

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  12. I've seen this trend and have been scared to try it!! I am so glad you did this! I may have to try it this week:)

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  13. What a fun idea for nails! love it!

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  14. My daughter is doing this for homecoming this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. What a nice idea and those glitter bottles are too cute! ;P

    Hope you're having a colorful week! ;D

    Miki.

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  16. Oh my heck, this is AMAZING. I am so trying this ASAP. What a fun idea to do for holidays, like for Christmas alternate red and green on different fingers. Love it, thanks for the super cute idea.

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  17. Looks good! This will look great with silver for New Years I think! Always gotta plan ahead for these things :)

    http://pearspalette.etsy.com

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  18. I love this! Regular glitter nails take way too long. This is my first time on your blog and I knew after the first couple posts, I had to be a follower :) keep it up, I love it!

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  19. Love this idea! thanks for sharing :)

    Kara
    www.minefortheamking.com

    visiting from ucreate

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  20. Love this! I'm going to run to the store right now and buy the glitter! Carly will love it too!

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  21. I am not a big glitter fan but I absolutely love this idea! I may try it this weekend...

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  22. We're inspired! Julia & I just reblogged this, linking to your tutorial. Thanks for sharing! Wish us luck . . .

    xo
    Venessa
    http://www.everything-pretty.com/

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  23. Wow, this is just what I was looking for! LOVE this idea & am totally doing it. :) I will most definitely have to follow your blog! It looks so fun! Thank you SO much for shooting me an email, I am so glad you did, now I can get to know you & your adorable blog!

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  24. That looks so cool! I really like the texture too! I'm a new follower.

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  26. Thanks for sending me an email. And I love your blog! We had a lot in common. I love colors! Especially pastel colors. Thank you for sharing this. Followed you. =)

    http://sassychunny.blogspot.com/

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  27. You were so right...I love this! I saw that glitter at michaels its so pretty. Definitely going to try this. Thanks so much!
    Kelly

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  28. Hi Aarean! Here is where my inspiration came from: http://www.calikatrina.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-should-be-wrapping.html

    This post was done last December 2010

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  29. Love :) I featured this in my blog:
    http://lovesparklepretty.blogspot.com/2012/01/bring-in-new-year-with-some-sparkle.html

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