Friday, September 2, 2011

Teal Toes for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!

Hey guys! Today, we're polishing for a good cause. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! So this month, my toes will be teal!

Teal Toes is a movement to spread the word about Ovarian Cancer awareness and symptoms.


Why Teal Toes?

  • Ribbons aren't enough
  • It's easy!
  • It makes your toes look pretty
  • Teal, the ovarian cancer awareness color, is striking enough to make people ask about it

Why toes and not fingers?

  • If you want to do your fingers, by all means, please do!
  • Some places of employment have rules for fingernail polish, but toes can be covered if necessary.
  • Toenail polish can last longer

Why September?

  • September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • September, the end of summer in most parts of the USA, is the perfect time for one last pedicure

Why raise awareness?

  • Too many women with ovarian cancer do not get diagnosed until their cancer has spread. Their survival rate is 45%.
  • The survival rate improves greatly - to 93 percent - if the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage before it has spread. Only 19 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at this local stage.
  • Approximately 75 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage after the cancer has spread beyond the ovary.

For my Teal Toes pedicure, I'm using Diamond Cosmetics Don't Teal My Heart Away, which was sent to me by the lovely, infamous George!


Here is the back of the Teal Toes card that came along with my pretty polish:


I also decided to do a teal mani... This will be one of the only times you'll see the same shade on my fingers AND toes! 

I used Diamond Cosmetics Don't Teal My Heart Away as my base color. Then, I did a glitter gradient... First with China Glaze Atlantis, then on the tips with Sinful Colors Nail Junkie. I thought the two were exactly the same, but Nail Junkie actually has 2 different sizes of glitter, and Atlantis has one. To top it off, I did a thin coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. I love the way it turned out!

Do you have Teal Toes today? Post the picture on the Teal Toes Facebook Page!

11 comments:

  1. I love your mani AND your feetsies! And I really love your tattoo!!!!

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  2. You have cute toes! lol! I love the layering of glitter you did with your teal mani,too!

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  3. Love the sparkle you added to it =) I love how you wore the ribbon also!

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  4. Thank you for joining in with fellow bloggers to get the teal toes word out along with the other methods being used. And folks - don't stop just because it's not Sept 2. Keep passing the word around. We can make a grassroots effort - that is after all how the pink ribbon got going for Br. CA

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  5. this is gorgeous! and i love your tattoo!

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  6. Awesome job!!!! I place these cards in random spots everywhere I go. You can go to the website and request free cards. I've been doing this for a year or more!!!

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