Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing: Round 16

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I'm trying to get over this upper respiratory infection.  You know I'm sick when I have no want to paint my nails and have kept the same manicure on for more than 3 days.  Thankfully it has barely chipped since I did it this weekend!  This manicure that has barely chipped is what I am showing you all today!

Amanda from Fashion Footing and I are back for another round of Bestie Twin Nails!  As you may or may not know, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  I was on Facebook the other day and one of my friends shared a video from Baby Mason's page.  This page is ran by Baby Mason's mother where she shares the story of her son Mason who passed away from AML Leukemia.  I watched the video of this mother holding up flash cards describing her son's story.  It truly touched my heart.

As I watched the video, I was texting Amanda.  I think at the same time the two of us decided we should both paint our nails gold to join in and raise awareness.  It pains me to see children fighting such awful diseases such as cancer.  I could never imagine going through what this woman did, and what millions of other mothers do.  I'm sure with the power of the Lord I would be able to get through it.  I'm 100% positive that people like Baby Mason's mom are able to share her and her son's story with such strength because of the Lord being by their side.

So, gold nails.  I don't use gold polish much so I went to Pinterest and started searching for ideas.  Amanda and I decided to re-create this manicure by nails_by_erin on Instagram.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Orly - White
  • China Glaze - Lotus Begin, UV Meant to Be, DJ Blue My Mind
  • OPI - Love Angel Music Baby
  • FingerPaints - Wrapped in Ribbon
  • Salon Perfect - Champagne Toast
  • Twinkled T - Chevron
I really love how these turned out.  I'm kind of happy that I got sick so I had to keep them on for a little longer than I usually do.  I'm even happier that they aren't chipping.  Which usually anything with glitter polish chips right away!

I'm loving Salon Perfect Champagne Toast.  A few months ago, my top drawer of my Melmer came crashing down, and when that happened I lost my favorite bottle of INM Northern Lights in Gold.  I  had received that polish in a PR Sample and there's no way for me to really replace it because I cannot for the life of me find it in any store.  I received Champagne Toast last year as part of a giveaway prize and am so happy I did.  It's pretty much identical to my lost  INM.  Although it doesn't dry as fast and smells kind of like Fairy Dust by China Glaze, I'll deal with it because it's gorgeous.  And glittery, and just perfect.

Lookie at me using nail vinyls!!  I finally caved a few weeks ago and purchased some Twinkled T nail vinyls.  For my nautical manicure a week ago, I used the striped ones and wasn't overly thrilled by them.  Mainly because my polish was goopy and it didn't work....that's a whole different blog post though.  I was a little nervous to use the chevrons.  I removed them off the paper and they were a little sticky.  Amber from Nails Like Lace told me that before she uses hers she applies it to the back of her hand first.  I did that and didn't have a problem with them peeling off my base or anything.

Over the top of the vinyls, I added a quick coat of Love Angel Music Baby, let that dry for a second, then some of the Wrapped in Ribbon.  I then used some tweezers and removed the vinyls and had perfect chevrons!!

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Something you would try?  Do you like nail vinyls??

So I hope that this post has raised some awareness about Childhood Cancer.  There are many charities out there which could use all of our help.  Baby Mason's page links to this St. Baldrick's Foundation Fight With Baby Mason which is collecting donations.  You could also donate to St. Jude's Hospital.

Until next time, <3.

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