Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thumbs Up For Epilepsy Awareness!

Hello readers! Today, I have a special manicure to share with you that I made for today: Purple Day. It's Epilepsy Awareness Day and Becca from NailNarcotics asked if I wanted to join her in making a post. She's done purple nails/purple thumbs all month so go check out her blog and see her posts and pretty manis! She has some facts and also some personal stories she has shared with us about her experience living with Epilepsy.

I chose to use my new China Glaze Ombre Grape Expectations nail kit for my accent ring finger and thumb nails contrasted with the Nails Inc Leather Effect in Noho on the rest of my nails. I wanted the purple to stand out and be the focus of this manicure.

The kit comes with 4 purples, from light to dark, for the perfect gradient! It also comes with sponges but I haven't tried them yet. I used my go-to triangle makeup sponge instead. The colors in the kit are: Sweet Hook, Spontaneous, Grape Pop, and Crimson.

I also have decided that I love the Nails Inc Leather! The texture was more subdued compared to the OPI Liquid Sands, Zoya Pixie Dusts, and Julie G Gumdrop textured polishes I've already tried.

I used:
Duri Rejuvacote
2 coats of Nails Inc Noho Leather Effect

Accent Nails:
1 coat of China Glaze Sweet Hook
Makeup Sponge and gradient with:
  China Glaze Sweet Hook, Spontaneous, Grape Pop, and Crimson
1 coat of Poshe 

What do you think? I love how this turned out, but was even happier to wear this for Epilepsy Awareness Day. Thank you so much to Becca for inviting me to join in! Thanks for reading!

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  1. I love this! Great job and a great cause!

  2. i love that leather nail polish and the gradient kit is so cool! great cause :)

  3. Thanks so much girl! I really appreciate you posting this. It means ALOT!!!
    I need that leather polish!

  4. That is great that you did an Epilepsy awareness nail. My first husband died from Epilepsy/Grand Mal Seizure. It is really a condition that no one really talks about or ever gets air time on tv, but it is dangerous and deadly. So your mani and the cause has a special meaning for me.

  5. this combo is just stunning! I love the leather finish and I'm a fan of purples... looove it :)

  6. Thank you so much for the up close look at the leather effect of the Nails Inc. I totally agree with you that I prefer the "leather look" to the liquids sands.

    The Kracked Kat

  7. I also have epilepsy, thanks for your support :) Love this manicure, the colors are beautiful!

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