Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Go Pink Wednesday: Momma Said Knock You Out!

You liked that little L.L. shout-out, didn't you?  I thought so...

This is week 2 of Go Pink Wednesday, bringing awareness and showing solidarity for women and men fighting, beating, and curing breast cancer. 

Cancer is ugly business.  As I mentioned last week, my family has been blessed to have dodged the breast cancer bullet, but we have had other cancers invade our world.  Melanoma.  Brain cancer.  Prostate cancer.  It's all awful and makes me want to scream and cry that life is not fair.  And it's not.  That is what makes those who fight it heroes.  Whether you are staying vigilant and knowing your body, taking care of yourself throughout treatment, researching ways to make this history, or investing your time and resources into a cure, it's a brutal, all-in fight. 

*1 coat Sally Hansen Hard As Nails base
*3 coats Sinful Colors Cream Pink
*2 coats Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out (accent)
*1 coat Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Strobe Light (accent)
*1 coat Out the Door top coat

I wanted to thank and pay a tiny tribute to those who fight this week.  Fighting breast cancer is not an isolated battle, though I can't imagine how lonely it can feel.  It is part of a big war, one with hope and promise.  It is a strong, determined, crazy fight to reclaim life.  It is bold. 
I used Sinful Colors Cream Pink for my pink this week.  While it is called Cream pink, it does have a pretty, subtle shimmer to it. 

I used my trusty Sally Hansen Black Out on my accent nail.  I liked the cream finish and almost left it alone, but decided that it needed something more, a spark.  I added Sally Hansen Strobe Light over the top.  This is a gorgeous pale pink holo glitter.  There are larger hex glitters and small micro glitters in the clear base. 

Keep up the fight in any way that you can!  Know your body--every mole, every bump, every wrinkle and every lump.  See a doctor when something does not look right--get the edge on the enemy.  Fight strong and dirty, taking any advantage you can.  This is a fight that we are all in, whether we have breasts or not, cancer or not, a choice or not.  Fight hard!


  1. Love your "one, two punch" GPW mani! Super awesome. I forget how cool Strobe Light is. I need to go dig it out and use it!

    1. Aw, thank you, Andrea! I know, Strobe Light is a favorite of mine. It's an old polish for me, but I "rediscover" it and fall in love again! I see that you got 60 people linking up this week--awesome!

  2. I love the accent nail. Strobe Light will also be added to my wish list as well. Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, Shannon! It's such a pretty glitter in real life--my photography skills cannot do it justice! The best part is that Sally Hansen Xtreme tends to be pretty cheap--under $3, usually. I love when I find a polish that catches my eye and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

  3. Awesome mani! Strobe Light was my first ever glitter and I just adore how it ooks over black. It makes me want to go to a disco, lol.

    1. Thank you, Liesl! I've had Strobe Light for a while too and love it over black--it reminds me of the night sky!