Monday, October 15, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Part 1: Polish Eh Confectionary

Wow.  The turn out for these giveaways has been stellar!  Thank you so much for your participation.  I have been reading all of the comments, and I will respond to them all by the end of the week.  I have a crazy task ahead of me to make sure I keep on top of the reader of the month this month!  It's been great hearing from you!  If you want more information regarding the various giveaways going on around here, you can read about them here, here, and here.  Also, thank you so much for the well wishes.  The hubs and I are both feeling much better today.

As everyone in the world knows, October is breast cancer awareness month.  Having had several members of my family beat breast cancer, it has become a cause I'm very invested in.  Breast cancer has affected several members of both sides of my family, so I know I have to stay on top of my own self-breast exams and will start getting annual mammograms in a few short years.  If you aren't already doing your own breast exams, you need to start!  Here is some great information on how to check for irregularities yourself.  Obviously, since we're talking about boobies, there are drawings of boobies, so don't click on that link if you're at work!

In honor of breast cancer awareness, I am wearing pink polish all week!  The first installment is Confectionary by Polish, Eh?  

Confectionary is a baby pink creme based polish chock-full of various colored glitters in hexes and squares of different sizes.

Holy crap, this polish applied amazingly.  Even better than the custom that Janet did for my birthday, which is saying something!  I didn't have to use thinner at all on this polish.  The glitters also floated along the nail without any manipulation and didn't require any coaxing to get out of the bottle.

You guys get right hand this time because it actually looked better than left hand, probably for the first time ever.

I mean, look at this closeup!  It's not even the best nail to show how gorgeous this polish really is, but I didn't get very great macro shots of my other nails.

You can purchase Polish, Eh? from her Etsy store.  You can follow Janet and Polish, Eh? on Facebook for news and updates.  Confectionary is a core color, so definitely snag one if you can!  Although, Janet is currently on vacation, so keep your eyes open for details on her next restock.

Do you have any family members who have been affected by breast cancer?


  1. What a pretty polish! Yes, my mother-in-law was a 5 year Breast Cancer Survivor before she passed in 2010 of an unrelated illness (congestive heart failure). Losing her has left a void in my life I have yet to fill.

  2. While I find all of your posts informative and entertaining, this one has to be my favorite because of the message it holds for everyone. Doing self-checks and having regular mammograms (once you reach a certain age or sooner if needed) is a very important thing for everyone. Don't forget to also have the men in your life check too! It isn't as common in men as it is in women, but it can happen and it's just as important for them to check too. Thank you for making sure this message is seen, Julie. Many hugs to you!

    1. I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. I'm glad I can help get the word out there about how important it is to check yourself!

  3. I love the baby pink color to this creme! This is my favorite because of the polish and because it is about Breast Cancer Awareness. :)

  4. and yes, my maternal grandmother had breast cancer, but she's better now, after going under the knife.