Monday, April 16, 2012

Relay for Life Water Marble

On Friday afternoon, as I sat down to do my nails for that evening's Relay for Life, I was stuck trying to decide what I wanted to do with my manicure. I couldn't pick a shade of purple, the color of Relay. Should I go dark or light? Glittery or creme?

And then I could have smacked myself. Duh. DO ALL OF THE ABOVE!

I picked out Essie Bangle Jangle for the light, Orly Fowl play for the dark and glittery (FLAKIESSSSS!),  and Zoya Mira for the in-between.

After doing a quick coat of Bangle Jangle for opacity's sake, I got to work.

And this was the end result. I was really happy with it overall. 

First and foremost, Bangle Jangle was a nail polish dream and applied beautifully. The other colors seemed to play off each other rather nicely and make an impact. My nails were the talk of relay, especially once word got around that they were the reason I was the #2 fundraiser.

I was a little upset at the event, truth be told, because in years past, they had recognized the top 3 individual fundraisers and top 3 teams. This year, they only recognized the top individual, while doing all three teams again. My team, the Rutgers University Seeing Eye Puppy Club (hey Pebbles!), was the top team. And that was awesome. But I was a little sad they skimped out. I really wanted them to mention that I had raised the money in honor of my dad. 

But at the end of the day, the good of what this money did far outweighed my minor disappointment. It only lasted a few minutes. I just hope that the nearly $80,000 raised overall at the Rutgers event really makes a difference in people's lives. I know a lot of you donated in honor of a loved one lost, currently battling the disease, or a survivor. And I thank you for allowing me to honor them on your behalf that night. It was truly a wonderful experience that I will treasure.

Much love and appreciation!
Princess Polish

Cosmetics for a Cure Raffle: The Winners!

Before I go ahead and post the winners, I just wanted to thank you all for your support and generosity! We raised $1831 together and I couldn't be more thrilled!

When I started the raffle with a goal of $500, I would have been happy just to raise that much. But to triple that goal and meet every target I set after was just mind-blowing. So thank you!

I think I'm going to be doing another charity fundraiser at the end of May, beginning of June, for an Autism-related organization. So be on the lookout for that.

Here are the winners!

Start: LE Zoya Peter Som Collection (Jaime Mayer)

$100 - OPI DS Ruby (Shelby Krakoff)

$200 - $10 Gift Certificate to Llarowe (Sydney Spann)

$300 - Butter LONDON The Black Knight (Rebecca Geer)

$400 - Orly Dark Shadows Collection (Casey McNulty)

$500 - Choice of 2012 Essie Wedding or Resort Collection (Katelyn Parker)

$600 - OPI DS Chiffon (Layla Fronz)

$700 - Princess Polish's Favorite Things Pack (includes polishes, nail treatments, and other fun stuff!) (Amanda Huerta)

$750 - Floam by Nail-Venturous (Katie Winters)

$800 - One month of Julep Maven box (Rachael Cavanagh)

$900 - $10 Ulta Gift Card (Emily Flynn)

$1000 - Lynnderella Boy Girl Party (Amy Reason)

$1050 - Deborah Lippmann Dream a Little Dream of Me (Melanie Li)

$1100 - Lynnderella Connect the Dots (Julie Branish)

$1150 - HITS Trendy (Tracie Solarte)

$1200 - Lynnderella Mysterious Ways (Lisa Snider)

$1250 - Nicole by OPI Duo: OMB and Eenie Meanie Marry Me (Virginia Rogers)

$1300 - Lynnderella Very Pretty Vampire (Samantha Krist)

$1350 - OPI DS Opulence (Jessica Dowling)

$1400 - Deborah Lippmann Dream a Little of Dream of Me (YES... ANOTHER ONE!) - Jillean Key

$1450 - Custom Mary Kay Compact  (Amanda Jarvis)

$1500 - Cult Nails Seduction (Jen Nielsen)

$1550 - Essie Shine of the Times (Nicola Murray)

$1600 - butter LONDON Knackered (Mary White)

$1650 - OPI Glam Slam duo: Pros & Bronze/Love is a Racket (Jaci McCoy)

$1700 - Lynnderella Funny Money (Jade Cruci)

$1750 - Cult Nails Scandalous (Heidi Tomlinson)

$1800 - Cult Nails Clairvoyant (Cynthia Cheng)

Bonus: $10 Mary Kay Gift Certificate (Madison Geil)

Please be sure to email me at with your mailing address so that I can ship out your prizes. Between this raffle and my birthday, I have a TON of prizes to ship out. Some were also donated. As a result, it may take up to five weeks (also depending on your location), to receive your prize. But I promise it will get to you.

Thank you again for the love and support! It means so much to me!
Princess Polish