Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mani for a Purpose: PCOS Awareness

Hi girls! Today I want to share a special mani I did for a blog hop. Norelis from Fierce Makeup and Nails proposed this idea to spread awareness for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome also known as PCOS, a disease that has personally affected her, as it does to thousands of women.

But what is PCOS? From Pub Med Health
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of a female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other health changes.
PCOS can present different symptoms on women, some are:
  • Significant weight gain
  • Facial hair increase
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Insulin intolerance
  • Significant hair loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Cysts
  • Excessive blood loss
  • Irregular or extreme menstrual cycles
For this cause some nail bloggers united by creating teal and white manis, the colors for the PCOS Awareness.

I started with a-england Galahad a beautiful dusty teal that barely needs 2 coats to be opaque (I think you can get away with one thick coat, but I do mine thin, so I did two).

Then I added a coat of Lynnderella Love, Lace & Lilacs, with a little bit of dabbing for better glitter placement. I liked how it looked over this different color base, with its mix of opaque white and iridescent glitter it almost looks like snow falling.

It's a very simple mani but I found the effect really cute. Don't forget to visit the other bloggers participating and go teal for September! :)


  1. What a perfect mani for today's theme--this combination is flat-out gorgeous!

  2. This mani is gorgeous! I love the layering effect. Thank you so much for your support it means a lot! <3

    1. thank *you* for inviting us, I didn't know much of PCOS before this challenge :)

  3. I absolutely love it! I have PCOS and I am loving that you guyscame together to do these manis!!