Saturday, September 1

September is PCOS Awareness Month!

 Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful day! What is PCOS you may ask???  PCOS is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  One of my fellow Twinsie Tuesday ladies, the fabulous Nory from Fierce Makeup and Nails, suffers from this condition and has asked that we spread the word! She has even started a blog about her struggles, triumphs and how she is coping with this, which you can read here.  

This issue affects many women and is often misdiagnosed. There are also many symptoms of this syndrome which leads to misdiagnosis.  These symptoms can include:

 significant weight gain
facial hair increase
blood sugar problems
insulin intolerance
significant hair loss 
depression and anxiety
infertility 
cysts
excessive blood loss
irregular or extreme menstrual cycles

The colors to support awareness are teal and white.  So here's my my mani to support this cause!

This is Kleancolor Metallic Aqua and the ring finger is China Glaze Up All Night.



For more information here are some helpful links:  

http://www.pcoschallenge.com/ - Support System to help women with PCOS








35 comments:

  1. Ugh! That real is gorgeous! And for a good cause too. :)

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  2. Thank you for this awareness mani, I never heard of that illness before, but it sure sounds terrible...

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  3. KatXoXoPeacelovefashionxoxSeptember 1, 2012 at 3:15 AM

    Aww great post! I'm gonna do some teal nails this month too!!

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  4. This is so cute!! Love the accent nail! Thank you for your support <3

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  5. Beautiful nails and a beautiful post--I love that awesome teal!

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  6. Great post about PCOS! The mani looks beautiful!

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  7. Thanks for drawing attention to PCOS. Many have it and never get diagnosed. This is also ovarian cancer awareness month which teal is their 'color' identity.

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  8. Beautiful!!! I love the polish you chose!

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  9. awesome! fight PCOS!

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  10. So pretty! What polishes did you use,Meredith?

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  11. I used Kleancolor Metallic Aqua!

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  12. I totally agree!

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  13. That's awesome!

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  14. Thanks! Yes it does, hopefully people can get the help they need.

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  15. This is wonderful!!

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  16. Thanks Ash!

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  17. Beautifully done! And that Metallic Aqua is just gorgeous on you!

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  18. Oh, this is great and the accent nail is amazing!

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  19. Thanks Jenna!

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  20. Yun, The Polish HideoutSeptember 3, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Great cause! And your mani is a great tribute to it! :-)


    ~ Yun

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  21. Very pretty mani for a great cause. :-)

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  22. hi there! nice writing on PCO. just had PCO syndrome recently, and is writing about it on my blog. just wondering if i could use "be strong and fight pcos" image on my blog? please let me know ^^

    thanks b4..

    Shinta, 27, from Jakarta, Indonesia

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I welcome and enjoy reading all comments!