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Sep 28 2012

Final 2012 Weekly Roundup of Teal Toes

I’ve got one more weekly roundup of Teal Toes for you this week, and today is your last chance to enter my Color Club OCRF giveaway (More deets on that below!)

Let’s start with Robie’s Teal Toes:

Robie used a mixture of Revlon Ocean and NYC East Village to get her perfect teal shade.

She said, “When my mother was first diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, of course we were all devastated. She was given three years to live! When she reached the sixth year we all started to change. We all started to see a small bit of humor in all this sadness. We would laugh out loud when my mother would wear a Scarlett red wig to her city council meetings, only to get an abundance of compliments from unlikely sources. It wasn’t until we heard about the “Teal Toe” project that we got our true source of joy during this time of heartache! September couldn’t come soon enough for my mother. She wore those blue/green donned toes with great pride. Proud to tell all about her battle. I, in contrast was not so eager. See I had never had a pedicure. And I was not eager to discuss the one thing that hung deep in my subconscious . My mother’s mortality. I, however, followed my hero’s lead and donned my ugly teal toes.
My mother lost her fight with ovarian cancer 12/28/2010. What a fight it was! She never let it keep her down until her last 2 weeks. I stayed away from all things cancer the first year after she died because I was I was so angry. Now I am back and I am AM ANGRY AT OVARIAN CANCER!! I now don some really ugly teal toes !”

While the picture might not be totally clear, you toes aren’t ugly, Robie! They are gorgeous for awareness. I’m sorry for your loss and I appreciate that you have shared your story with us.

Elise’s Teal Toes:

Elise used OPI Austin-Tatious Turquoise. She said she’s “happy to raise awareness for any type of cancer as it has affected my life and the lives of my loved ones in so many ways. I have had several great aunts lose their battle with ovarian cancer.”

Thank you for sharing your story, your toes and your willingness to raise awareness for any cancer!

Yulia’s teal mani:

Yulia is from Moscow, Russia, runs the blog Vicerimus: an outlet for a girl’s addiction to nail polish and nail art,

and submitted her teal – Nubar Stylish Peacock, gorgeous! – with this story:

“I’ve been wearing teal a lot this month. Many people have noticed that and asked me why, and apart from teal/turquoise being my favorite color(s), it also draws attention to the horrible issue that is cancer, ovarian cancer in general, and I think i’ve managed to do it. 

 
Awareness is a huge problem in Russia. We do have some cancer awereness associations, but not many know about them. Luckily, I don’t know anyone who’s suffering from ovarian cancer, however, I lost my beloved grandfather to lung cancer just two days after I finished school, and even if it hadn’t happened, I’d still be happy to raise awareness about any form of cancer as one of the greatest misfortunes of the human race.”
 
Thank you for participating in my roundup to raise awareness, Yulia. So sorry for the loss of your grandfather. And also – love your swatches on your blog!

Christine’s teal mani for awareness:

Christine, who runs the fashion blog, The Tiny TieRant, used Essie’s Trophy Wife. Teal is one of her favorite colors to wear and Christine said, “I’m glad that it is aligned with Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. It is a great cause that I am happy to be a part of. It’s a great feeling knowing that I am able to help just by painting my nails– an ordinary task made extraordinary!”

Agreed, Christine, it’s nice to feel like we’re making a difference by doing this!

Below is the information on how to enter for the Teal Toes, Color Club-sponsored giveaway, before 11:59 p.m. EST tonight! If you send any Teal Toes before the deadline, I will include your entries in the winner announcement post (hopefully Monday!)

Giveaway!

Everyone who has submitted, and everyone who submits, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of TWO sets of Color Club’s four Ovarian Cancer Research Fund awareness polishes!! Click here to see swatches.

All you have to do to enter is send a photo of YOUR Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month pedis/manis to beautyjudyblog@gmail.com!*

Include the following information with your photo:

  • First name
  • Your URL or link to your Instagram or Twitter etc. that can be linked to with your photo.
  • Name and brand of the polish you used for your Teal Toes.
  • Tell me – is there a special reason you’re sporting Teal Toes, or are you just happy to help raise awareness? I will share this with your photo.

*Please send crisp and clear photos! It doesn’t matter if your toes sport a color we’ve already seen – let’s just celebrate teal!

If you are a fellow blogger, watermarking is acceptable – it’s your creative property, after all! ALL photos will be credited to you – either with a link to your site or with your first name and link to the social media site of your choice.

This giveaway is open to U.S.A. residents only. You have until 11:59 p.m. EST Friday, September 28th to enter. All those who submit/submitted photos for my Teal Toes awareness campaign will be entered into a random generator and two winners will be chosen. My goal is to announce the winners on Monday, October 1st. I’ll email the winners either September 29 or September 30 and give them 24 hours to respond (or I’ll pick a new winner).

A special thank you to Color Club, who is sponsoring this giveaway by providing the two sets of polishes! Color Club is donating 50% of all proceeds from sale of its Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) polishes for an entire year to OCRF.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my weekly awareness posts. Your support of Teal Toes and bringing awareness to ovarian cancer is awesome!