Saturday, September 1, 2012

PCOS Awareness Month

September is PCOS Awareness month. PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Nory over at Fierce Makeup and Nails asked if anyone would like to participate in doing a teal mani to show our support for PCOS Awareness month. 
Most of you don't know that I was actually tested to see if I had PCOS about a year ago, thankfully I do not but it was very scary to think that it could be a possibility. So, of course this mani was right up my alley and I had to show my support.

This mani ended up turning out better than I had imagined! For each nail there is actually a meaning behind the design.

For the thumb I chose to do the teal ribbon by using some loose glitter I had. The thumb represents the ribbon and the support that this cause has.

For my index finger I have two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and I stamped using BM-201 with Butter London Slapper (the perfect teal might I add). My middle finger is the same colors but opposite. I chose this stamp because I know that PCOS can be a struggle for women and they may encounter quite a few bumpy roads that are forever changing.

My ring finger is a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and a loose glitter gradient of teal glitter. This represents how hopefully, the women with POCS, their symptoms can slowly fade.

My pinkie finger is a base of Butter London Slapper with a coat of Nicole by OPI Somebody Teal Love. This finger represents the light, or shimmer in this case, at the end of the battle against PCOS.

You can also check out Nory's post along with her personal story here!

For more information about PCOS, please visit any of these links: - Support System to help women with PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Symptoms 

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  1. This is so wonderful! I love meaning behind every nail. This means a lot thank you so much for your support this mani is amazing!

  2. Great mani and even better cause to support!

  3. This turned out beautifully! And such a great cause!

  4. I love this mani!! Great job and way to show your support!

  5. This is such a great design, and I love the meanings you chose to convey. Fabulous job, and I love your ribbon!

  6. love love love this mani! I too have PCOS and I am loving all of the awareness posts :D

  7. This is gorgeous Taylor, I love the mix and match of your designs.