Middle Aged Beauty Queen

Every October has been designated as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, one of the way the nation has embraced this idea is to wear pink. What better way to show our support than breaking out the pink nail polish in support of such a great cause?
Some of my favorites pinks:

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Strawberry Margarita is one of OPI’s oldie but a goodie. For me it is the perfect medium pink. Just like this next one is the perfect baby pink:

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This is from the Girls collection from Deborah Lippmann and it is Marnie. I get more compliments with this color than any other baby pink I wear. With only 2 coats the coverage is complete and it wears like iron.

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I’d be remiss not to mention CHANEL May, not only is May my birthday month but it is my favorite pink shade from CHANEL, aptly named “May”.
The second picture show Wet n Wild Mega Last in the color CandyLicious as being a very close dupe for CHANEL May. When you are looking eyeball to eyeball, they look the same.

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From butter LONDON Primrose Hill Picnic is a great everyday pink. If I had to wear pink forever, this would definetly be one of them.

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Smell the Roses from L’Oreal has to be mentioned as this is my favorite ‘neutral’ pink. Another great everyday pink to wear.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get out those pink polishes you own and lets all wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAW). I know there are several special editions collections packaged for BCAW with some of the proceeds going for breast cancer research. Even if I don’t need another set I; always try to buy them when I can. I know it’s a good cause and I know they are so close to finding the cure, our support is needed more than ever.

What’s your favorite pink polish to wear? Will you be busting out a special pink for this month?

πŸ’… As always, thanks for stopping by!

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GOSH Nail Polish is a brand not available in the US, except for eBay or Amazon. It is a drug store polish yet very nice formula wise, and wears for a long time before any signs of tip wear. I’m always surprised by the drug store brands being such high quality, especially the ones from the UK.
I received some of my bottles of GOSH from my friend Nicky, who lives in Ireland and from my friend Shania who lives in Nova Scotia. Although I’m not sure of the availability, I know with the internet, the aforementioned sights along with Ninja polish it should be fairly easy to get. You won’t regret the purchase.

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Drizzle and Fossil Grey are from my friend in Nova Scotia. I love these 2 colors. GOSH polish almost always transfers any shimmer or veining to the nail. These both make for a nice neutral, with an added bit of color.

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Flamingo could not be a prettier bright pink. This is one of my favorites for those hot summer days and not to forget the month of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month you need to get out your pink polish and have at it.

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Purple Heart from GOSH is said to be a dupe for Chanel’s Paradoxical but I don’t agree with that assessment. It is a very rich, deep purple, with bits of emerald green duo-chrome. It’s a gorgeous color in its own right.

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Miss Mole is one of my all time favorites. I like the black veins in the bottle. I hope my picture shows them well enough. Those black veins transfers to the nail making Miss Mole by GOSH one of the most interesting nail polishes I have tried. It’s hard to get bored with this color with the different veins showing through.

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My ‘secret’ puzzle box my son bought this for me on Mother’s Day -slash- Birthday (don’t get me started). I love this little box. My son knows I like weird little boxes. They are a lot of fun. They are fun for little kids to try to figure them out. I haven’t decided yet what ‘treasure’ to store in my ‘secret’ box but I will come up with something. What would you keep in this ‘secret’ puzzle box?

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Now that summer is over and we are all looking forward to fall, I have been reflecting on my favorite Summer 2014 polishes. As you all know I decided blue would be my ‘signature’ color for the summer. For the most part, I wore a lot of blue.

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Azure from CHANEL is one of my favorites because my handsome son bought this for me as a Mother’s Day -slash-Birthday present. (All you Mothers with middle of the month May birthdays know what I’m talking about. May is a great month for birthdays but we get short changed with the whole Mother’s Day thing at the same time. Really I’m not complaining.).

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Resurrection from Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (CSM) has been another favorite this summer.

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It became a staple used with Grey by Grey from Sally Hansen CSM in my half and half manicures you all know I like to wear. More times than not, I will have on a half and half manicure.

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Whether it’s Barry M Blue Moon, or CHANEL Sky Line, and all the blues between its impossible to pick a favorite.
Maybe because of my fair skin which is definetly pink toned and my blue eyes I cannot pass up a great blue nail polish from any shade or any brand.

With all that said I think this fall my ‘signature’ look will be

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Pink leaning toward red. That’s what mood I’m in for today anyway!
What color are you in the mood for?

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As I was adding another blanket on my bed last night I realized My Summer of Blues 2014 is over. As we look back one more time I always like to think of the things to come. I would rather look ahead then back but sometimes looking at blue nail polish somehow makes me happy!

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I hope you have all had a great summer. Summer is never long enough for me but I do like the fall and the crisp morning air. Betty and I have great walks in the mornings.

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(These products were sent to me for review. I was not asked or required to write about them. All opinions are my own.

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Although there are no groundbreaking colors included in this collection from Deborah Lippmann, these are different from your ordinary pinks, greens, blues, etc… I cannot describe any other way than to say there is a brightness that comes through on the finished nail
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Deborah Lippman 80’s Rewind Collection for Summer 2014 has to be one of my favorites, not just for summer but for all year round. I love the cream finish of all these colors, and again the brightness is something that was a surprise. It is so hard to explain and even harder to capture with my camera. I hope you will try one of these and then you will understand my excitement.

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Not only are the colors spot on for summer, year around really, but they wear like iron. All pictures are with 2 thin coats with a quick dry top coat.

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This multi-color mani has been my staple for the summer. I love it!
Let me know if you have tried these or will try them. I would love to know what you think.

(These products were sent to me for review. I was not asked or required to write about them. All opinions are my own.

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Unfortunately I do not receive actual samples from Essie for review but I do receive an email with a heads up for their new collections. The following is their new Fall 2014 Collection.

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The funny thing is, I have on 6 different Essie polishes as I’m working on a road test for this brand now.

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I guess I’m good enough to write about the new colors and to write stories about my personal experience with Essie, but just not good enough to receive samples for review. Hmm, makes one think.

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**Some of these items featured may have been sent to me by a PR company for review. I was not asked or paid for commenting on these products. All opinions are my own.**.

Early in the summer I decided that the Summer of 2014 would be my year to have a ‘signature color’ of blue for my nails. (Those of you who are “Steel Magnolia” fans will totally get the reference. For the others, I’m sorry, Watch the movie!
One of the other things I played around with was multiple color manicures. Not just 2 colors as in my half and half mani but using 3 colors and I must say, I really like it!
Here are a few, please let me know what you think? I’m anxious if these are a yay or a nay, in your opinion.

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This happens to be my favorite using American Apparel polish.
So, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments below.
**Some of these items featured may have been sent to me by a PR company for review. I was not asked or paid for commenting on these products. All opinions are my own.**.

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On this day of September 11th I will always remember and always thank the brave men and women who are fighting for our freedoms yet today.
This day started like any other for me, which was getting up at 5 so I could have my son fed and ready to practice football. This time of year they do what is called doubles, a practice before school and one after. The car radio is how we heard the news. I will never forget the banging sound on the radio broadcast and wondering what it was. It sounded like 200 pound bags of wheat being dropped. When I got home and turned on the TV I learned it was bodies hitting the sidewalk. Either those who had died or those who jumped. To this day my heart is broken for those families. Never again will I take my family for granted. Or the great men and women of our armed forces. Thanks to each and every one of you, active duty members and those who have served their time.

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After a full day outside chasing birds and squirrels, I love to take a nap with my bear!
Life is GOOD! Life is GREAT!

Love,
Betty

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