Monday, April 5, 2010

Just Breathe.


Hey everyone!! Sorry today's post is so late, looooong day. :-/ Today's manicure is simple, and... a word not in my vocabulary...subtle. :-D I found the base polish on transdesign.com and thought it looked really pretty, I had no idea it was so sheer. this is 4 coats and then a million coats of the Sugar Sparkle, and you can STILL see my nail line... but, what can ya do?

The great thing about the base polish OPI Breathe Life, is that it was created exclusively to help the Lung Cancer Foundation of America in its efforts to raise funds to find a cure. As a person who lost my grandfather to lung cancer, I think it's awesome that it was developed, and I encourage y'all to buy it- it really IS pretty, and it's for a great cause.



I used OPI Breathe Life as a base, with CND Sugar Sparkle brushed on the tip half of the nail (about 4 coats to get the density of sparkle I wanted). Topped it off with Seche Vite top coat.

Cancer sucks.

26 comments:

  1. you're right...it IS subtle...but i still like it :)

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  2. This is the worst manicure you've done. And there have been pretty bad ones.

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  3. Very pretty. The nails a ballerina would have- an "Ice Queen".



    Also, Anonymous (April 5, 2010 9:41 pm) needs to follow another blog if said Anonymous doesn't like what he/she sees on this one.
    We will bid this Anonymous a very fond farewell.

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  4. Pretty mani. :D

    And yes, cancer does suck. Big time.

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  5. simple yet creative. love it!

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  6. hahahaha! awesome, ice queen! ;)

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  7. (not laughing at the cancer part- because that sucks baaad)

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  8. Oh base colour that would be so pretty with a white lace print over it :)

    Love stuff for a good cause!

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  9. Oo i agree with the white lace print over the top idea would look really good. I am going to try and find this polish somewhere in the uk :) Keep up the good work

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  10. I like this. :)
    I bet Breathe Life looks amazing over black.

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  11. I purchased it because my mother had lung cancer. I use the polish over white and it looks so cool! I love it. My new favorite!

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  12. semperfime37 (shawna fay)April 6, 2010 at 5:10 AM

    I agree ReaderRita- I'll help you say bye!!

    I happen to like the more subtle look on you, it's a nice change from the more complicated designs.

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  13. For God's sake people, anonymous is allowed to express an opinion without being told to leave. I personally love this blog but I will say I prefer her brighter ones. Jus' sayin'. Which I am allowed to do. 'Kay? 'Kay.

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  14. I meant, "I love this blog, but I prefer her brighter manicures".

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  15. I like this mani! I love a more subtle sparkle

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  16. i think it's sort of immature that you say "cancer sucks" at the end. i have someone close to me who is effected by cancer, and it doesn't suck. it's much more horrible than just sucking. that's really not someting you should say. you should say something else, like how everyone should get involved to find a cure. sorry, but i find that offensive.

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  17. dear anonymous at April 6, 2010 10:13 AM :


    I guess you have never heard of http://www.cancersucks.info

    seriously.
    and she IS getting involved to find a cure by buying a polish that benefits research. get your panties in a twist about something important for crying out loud.

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  18. i happen to know Ms. Daily Nail does not take the cancer affliction lightly - she not only lost a grandfather to lung cancer, but also a grandmother to ovarian cancer ...and was devastated...but want to tell her kudos for buying polish to support the cause and I think the nails are lovely.

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  19. You know what? I still think cancer sucks. And no, I do not take it lightly- I know that it doesn't ONLY suck; that the pain it causes is much more acute and devastating than can be easily described. Possibly EVER described. I lost my Grandpa to cancer. I've lost three Uncles to cancer. My Aunt currently has cancer. My Mom had "precancerous conditions", causing her to loose an organ. My best friend just went through a breast cancer scare, complete with surgical biopsy. Then, my doctor recommended that I have a breast cancer screening. So yeah, you could say that I have been effected by cancer, and I think it sucks. Baaad. It makes me want brawl with it. Go all 'Hell's Angels' on it. My inner 'tough girl' comes out. We all deal with fear and hardship in a different way, with different verbiage, and I'm sorry if I offended you. I was only stating what I feel is a fact- and I certainly didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings by tersely putting down a hideous and insidious disease.

    And as for Anonymous of 4/6/10, 5:16 am, who didn't like my comment to Anonymous of 4/5/10, 9:41 pm: I invited the Original Anonymous to leave because that person seems very unhappy whenever he/she comments on this blog. That person has made comments both currently and in the past which seem specifically designed to be hurtful and mean spirited. I was only inviting him/her to find a blog that might better suit his/her needs, since this one obviously causes him/her so much anguish and grief.
    In your comment, with your opinion differing from mine, you were not mean or hurtful at all. That is how a differing opinions are expressed by thoughtful people, and I thank you. I respect your opinion, and now have hopefully explained mine.

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  20. As expressed above by Anonymous April 6, 2010 10:37 AM (which is my mother), cancer is something I take far from lightly. As I said in my post, I lost my grandfather to lung cancer 5 years ago, and I still have a hard time fighting back tears when I think about him. He was awesome, a rock, someone I'd viewed my whole life as invincible, and to see his life dwindle from normal to a frail likeness when he passed away a short 6 months later was devastating. As my mom posted, I also lost my grandmother to ovarian cancer (her mother) when I was 9, and it's still hard 20 years later. My mother has had to have a lump biopsy, my aunt beat breast cancer. Cancer is NOT a joke, it's not funny, nor was I trying to be funny or disrespectful when I said Cancer sucks. It DOES suck. It sucks for those suffering from it, it sucks for those living with loved ones that have it, it sucks for those who lose loved ones from it. It sucks. That's it, pure and simple. Just my 2¢.

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  21. well said Reader Rita and Daily Nail

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  22. I love the Daily Nail blog. It is always fun and positive. I really appreciate you promoting a product that raises awareness to cancer research. I lost my dad and grandfather to cancer, and I don't care how anyone describes cancer in the end it is a terrible thing. It DOES suck and then some. Keep up the awesome work. Daily Nail is something I look forward to everyday!

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  23. I LOVE that there is a polish that supports cancer (and isnt freaking pink!) as a CANCER SURVIVOR I can first hand tell you cancer sucks big time. the chemo sucks, the way people look at you sucks, what the disease does you your family while you are sick sucks, there isnt one thing about it that doesnt suck.

    This polish obviously took you by surprise. and i am certain you will find a way to use it with other polishes to honor those whose lives have been touched by cancer... perhaps as a top coat over your grandmothers favorite color?

    anyhow thank you for bringing this paint to my attention its one I WILL be buying! you keep polishing Im gonna keep reading :D

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  24. Hey, ReaderRita, I get your point. I hadn't realised that anonymous (the other one) had commented abusively lots of times previously. So thanks for the enlightenment. I thank you too for also expressing your opinion in a mature and thoughtful way.

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  25. Thank you, Anonymous. (4/7, 10:12am)
    Thank you, Ms. Daily Nail, beautifully stated.
    To anyone currently battling cancer, and all cancer survivors- I wish you long lives filled with health and happiness.
    And I'm buying Breathe Life today.

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  26. Not a very good color, but it looks oddly cool.

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