Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A blue manicure for the World Diabetes Day 14 November

Hello lovelies,

so as you know today is the World Diabetes Day. I've decided to join the cause and paint my nails blue to raise awareness and show my support. I've been personally affected by diabetes as my dad has it and I can see what negative effects it can have on a person. So let's learn something about diabetes:


From International Diabetes Federetation website: "Diabetes is a chronic disease that arises when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.  Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that enables cells to take in glucose from the blood and use it for energy. Failure to produce insulin, or of insulin to act properly, or both, leads to raised glucose (sugar) levels in the blood (hyperglycaemia). This is associated with long-term damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues.


There is substantial evidence that achieving a healthy body weight and moderate physical activity can help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. In primary prevention there is an important role for the diabetes educator to help people understand the risks and set realistic goals to improve health. IDF recommends a goal of at least 30 minutes of daily exercise, such as brisk walking, swimming, cycling or dancing. Regular walking for at least 30 minutes per day, for example, has been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 35-40%.


At present, type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. The environmental triggers that are thought to generate the process that results in the destruction of the body’s insulin-producing cells are still under investigation."


For this manicure I've used makeup sponge, OPI Alpine Snow, China Glaze polishes Man Hunt and Electric Beat. I finished off with one coat of Pretty & Polished Valentino. I haven't used a topcoat except for the ring finger. Oh and excuse my awfully short nails :-/


Lucy's Stash - Blue manicure for the World Diabetes Day

Lucy's Stash - Blue manicure for the World Diabetes Day

Lucy's Stash - Blue manicure for the World Diabetes Day

Lucy's Stash - Blue manicure for the World Diabetes Day

Lucy's Stash - Blue manicure for the World Diabetes Day



 The manicure before pimping it out with Pretty & Polished Valentino..

Lucy's Stash - Blue manicure for the World Diabetes Day

Lucy's Stash - Blue manicure for the World Diabetes Day

Lucy's Stash - Blue manicure for the World Diabetes Day

Lucy's Stash



35 comments:

  1. This mani looks awesome. I really have to try a gradient one day...

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  2. wow! super pretty and I really love the gradient with the glitter on top!

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  3. Beautiful Mani to raise awareness! Love the accent finger with your take on the Diabetes logo. :)(Oh and I think your 'short' nails look lovely)

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  4. Awesome gradient, and I like the length of your nails in these photos.

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  5. Beautiful mani and I think I actually prefer your nails so 'short' :)

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  6. Wow! Amazing manii! And it's so kind of you for the Diabetes day!! Nice nails!!

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  7. I totally love it - if course I am late joining the band and wear a blue mani, but I tweaked the current for some blue. My father is diabetic as well, I think raising awareness REALLY important since it can make such a difference !!!

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  8. I think my comment made no sense - apoligies should I have expressed myself badly

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  9. hello! I love your manicure! I invite you to my blog I did a post to repect, with pictures of fans.

    www.todosmisesmaltes.blogspot.com

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  10. Lucy, ja som si dnes spravila skoro rovnakú :-)inak tvoja je, ako vždy, veľmi pekná
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558817_561886297170226_1847504266_n.jpg

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    1. tvoje manikura je moc pekna, libi se mi, jak je to takove snehove, vanocni :)

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  11. I love the colors, they are so calm. I also like the glitter. :)

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  12. Really beautiful! I really Love this mani :D

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  13. Great cause!! I did my mani for this day yesterday!! ;-)

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  14. Short nails, ahahahahaha! My nails were cracking the other day, so I'm down to nubbiny nubbins, and your nails are like twice as long as mine! The blue gradient is truly gorgeous. I might be biased in favor because my favorite color is blue, and those are my favorite kinds of blues as well. Of course, black and white glitter always looks great. All in all this is a fantastic manicure!

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  15. ten gradient s valentinom je geniálny!! a tvoje awfully short nails vyzerajú krásne!! :))

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  16. this is a gorgeous mani and i love your nails this length!

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  17. Beautiful nails for a great cause! Love it

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  18. Thank you for making me aware of this. My husband has been dealing with type 1 diabetes for 14 years. Cool mani too.

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  19. WOW, this is amazing! <3 I really loooove it *w* Great job!

    ♥♥♥

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  20. these are absolutely stunning!

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  21. Nicely done! Love this length, too.

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  22. The sponging looks great! I don't really think your nails are short :D

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  23. WOW, this is amazing! Love Love <3 <3

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