Showing posts with label Breast Cancer Awareness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breast Cancer Awareness. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Charity Announcements!

Good morning everyone! I have some really exciting news for you today.
Here at P&P we have been working hard on a couple of Charities. The month of October we sold Breast Cancer Awareness duos with a plan of donating profits to a local Organization called Little Red Door. This particular Cancer Service was the one I went to when I had a cancer scare. The people there were professional and kind, and they got me the tests I needed very quickly. I wanted to do something for them in return. With your help we were able to raise enough money to help them pay for 15 mammograms OR 25 CASES of Nutritional Supplements! That is huge (over $500 huge)! Those Nutritional Supplements are sometimes the only thing cancer patients going through chemo can tolerate. Little Red Door spends thousands of dollars on these supplements every year. We did a great thing this year and hopefully next year we can do it again! 
The Breast Cancer Awareness polishes are still on sale in our etsy shop and the profits will still be donated to Little Red Door once all polishes have been sold. 

I also recently held an auction for a very special polish I named "Superstorm". Superstorm is a green/pink/purple color shifting polish with a holographic shine. I only had the materials to make less than 20 bottles. So I auctioned 15 of them off in order to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief. I am incredibly impressed with some of the bids that were made. I am so thankful to all of you. Your support is phenomenal!
With your help we were able to raise $573! In the scheme of things this isn't that much. But for 15 strangers to come together for this cause and raise this kind of money is absolutely amazing to me. So here you have it, $573 towards the billions it will cost to rebuild what Sandy took away from us. Every little bit helps and everyone that was involved in this effort should be so proud!

The money raised from this auction has been donated to Red Cross Sandy Disaster Relief fund.

Right now we have another Charity cause we are working on. When you purchase a bottle of "It Gets Better" from our online shop, 50% of the profits will be going to the It Gets Better Project.  
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
I created this polish for all of the people I have lost to bullying. I understand not everyone agrees with my views on human rights and that is ok. I made this polish so that I could donate 50% of the profits to an organization that I appreciate.
The It Gets Better pledge:
"Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other bullied teens by letting them know that it gets better."

This polish is a mint green crelly (creme/jelly base) packed full of multicolor holo hexes. 

(Above picture provided by Sarah from Chalkboard Nails)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


BCA aka Breast Cancer Awareness was a franken I made in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At the time the franken had a slight blue tint. I've re-formulated it to have a purple tint. It still is packed with pink glitter though. I support awareness for all types of cancer but Breast Cancer has a very special place in my heart. It has taken too many people from me and will soon be taking another. I don't mean to be a downer but I feel like she deserves a mention on my blog. She fought Breast Cancer for years and finally became cancer free. Recently she went to the Dr and was told the cancer had come back and had spread to almost every part of her body including her bones. She was given 3 weeks to live. I've been going back and forth between being heart broken and mad. We thought we beat it, but it came back to beat us. It angers me so much. I wish I could just choke the life out of cancer with my bare hands. Even  as I type this I am plagued with tears and emotions for all the people out there fighting literally, for their lives. I even have several followers who are fighting for their health. To you, I wish you all the happiness and health in the world. 

The reason I chose this polish for my NOTD today was to announce that I will now be selling it on my etsy page and 100% of the profits will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. I wish I could do more. I will be making more frankens for this cause in the up coming months and I hope you all will support me and this cause. I really appreciate it

One layer

Two Layers

If you are interested in purchasing this product please see the listing here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Last Chance for BCA Month Giveaway!!!

Alright everyone, today is the LAST day to enter the BCA giveaway! I am really surprised at the amount of people who entered... I expected a lot more entries. I am sorry if I asked too much from you guys. I will have other giveaways where you don't have to do anything.

Just a refresher, the rules: Donate any amount to any breast cancer awareness/research fund and send me a picture of the confirmation or the thank you letter. OR send me a picture of a receipt (if the purchase was made offline). These donations can be to ANY charity having to do with breast cancer or it can be from a purchase that donates proceeds to a charity. 
You can be entered up to 10 times! One entry for every dollar spent up to ten dollars!

The prizes are HERE.

Thanks everyone and good luck! 
I will be posting the winner tomorrow!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Color Club Vintage Couture and Pink Glitter!

I love the color of Vintage Couture but the formula is horrible. It is one of the streakiest formulas I have EVER worked with. I had to use 3 layers and it still looked streaky. The pink glitter makes the streaks not as noticeable. A friend of mine said my nails look like something out of the 50's lol! I have to say I kind of agree. I really like the way they turned out. 

Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you have not already! Donate any amount to any breast cancer awareness/research fund of your choice and email me with a confirmation to Prettynlacquer You can be entered up to 10 times depending on how much you donate. To see the prizes please check my blog. Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

China Glaze For Audrey and Kleancolor Pink Holo

Don't forget, I AM holding a giveaway this month. All you have to do is make a donation (any amount) to your breast cancer awareness foundation of choice and send me an email with your confirmation attached. You can even buy something from Ford Cares or other products that profits benefit the search for a cure. The amount you donate will be the amount of times you will be entered into the random giveaway. You can donate more but I am going to make a cut off at 10 entries per person. If you want to see the prizes please check here. Thanks and good luck!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Orly Pixy Stix and China Glaze Rated Holographic

Hey everyone. Sorry I have been away for a few days. I just started a new job and I have been completely thrown off schedule. But I am back with a pink mani!

I did one layer of Orly Pixy Stix, 2 layers of China Glaze Rated Holographic then 
a top coat (Seche Vite). I took pictures and then later added polka dots and a 
ribbon with China Glaze Strawberry Fields. 


Don't forget I am having a giveaway this month. Donate any amount to your 
Breast Cancer Foundation of choice and email me your confirmation and get 
entered into a random drawing for several polishes + more surprises! Please see 
my post here for more details on what you could win!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Giveaway Prizes for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

You guys wondering what the prizes are going to be? Hmmm?
Should I make you wait a little longer?

Well here are the prizes! 

Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice, Revlon Facets of Fuchsia, and a Pumpkin polish that is a blue and purple flakie!!!

China Glaze Go Go Pink paired with Seche Vite top coat and a pretty angel keychain, China Glaze Rated Holographic, and China Glaze Crackle in Lightning Bolt. 

And you will also be getting bottles of THESE Frankens!

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

Chelsea Sing's the Blues

Grape Bijou

And my friend Rebecca's gorgeous Franken "Rebecca Likes Cupcakes"!

All frankens will be coming in a 5 mL nail polish bottle.

If you are interested in winning these prizes this is what you have to do;
Donate $1 or more to any Breast Cancer Awareness/Research fund. Can be any fund of your own choosing as long as it stands for research and/or awareness. 
Email me at PrettynLacquer @ with a picture or attachment 
of your donation confirmation.

For every $1 donated you will be put into the drawing to win these prizes. 

There are a few more surprise prizes to be won!
Also a second place prize will be awarded to a random winner who donates over $5. 
These prizes will remain a secret until the 22nd!

Thanks everyone! I hope a lot of you will donate and enter the giveaway.

Pink Polka Dots!

This is my second Pink Mani for Breast Cancer Awareness month! I used one coat of Salon Perfect nail polish in Honeysuckle as a base. I found this gem at Wal mart the other day for $2.98. It is a fabulous polish. Full coverage in one coat and it is a very pretty color. They had a good mix of colors. I also picked up a shade called Olive that reminded me of China Glaze's new Westside Warrior. For the dots I used China Glaze Go Go Pink  (light pink) that came with a special package for Breast Cancer Awareness at Sally Beauty Supply. It came with a beautiful keychain and a bottle of Seche Vite top coat! This special package is going to be one of the giveaway prizes this month! The other pink spots are China Glaze Strawberry Fields which is also being sold for Breast Cancer Awareness month! It was a lot of fun doing this mani. I have a dotting tool but I used some tooth picks for the dots this time.

I AM having a giveaway this month. I am asking for people to make donations of $1 or more to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (or any Breast Cancer Awareness fund of your choosing) for every $1 donated you will be put into a random drawing for a plethora of prizes. I will be announcing the prizes this week! There are a lot of good prizes to be won! Donate anytime before October 22nd, email me the confirmation email from your donation, and be entered to win! Send emails to PrettynLacquer @
This is open to everyone worldwide!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Nubar Hyacinth Sparkle

Well happy October! As you may know I am doing special Breast Cancer Awareness manicures all month long. As you can see Nubar Hyacinth Sparkle is not a pink polish. It is a gorgeous purple glitter polish. But I did do a special Pink Ribbon and I thought it looks so pretty and strong that I decided to use it as my opening mani for the month. 

Don't forget, I AM doing a giveaway this month. Anyone who donates $1 or more to 
Breast Cancer Research will be placed into a random drawing to win some fabulous prizes.
I have not shared the prizes YET but they are good! So, I will be posting about the giveaway 
in every post this month and you can donate anytime before October 22nd! You will see the 
prizes this coming week. Thank you everyone!
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