Hey guys! Every May for Fibromyalgia Awareness Month I write a very personal, and often difficult post. Although I’m also excited about it this year. I’m here to show you a collaboration project between myself, Laura with Ellagee, and Kristy with Ribbit Stickits. So let’s look at the collab set first, then I will tell you why this is important to me.
Ellagee Fibro Warrior is a Fibromyalgia Awareness polish with proceeds to benefit the National Fibromyalgia Association. It also comes with 10 purple ribbon vinyls from Ribbit Stickits and a large purple vinyl on the bottle itself.
Fibro Warrior is described as a red violet with strong pink flash plus flakes in shades of copper and gold plus subtle holo shimmer. Comes in a 15 ml special edition bottle with a purple ribbon on the bottle and the box.
It was a tiny bit thick but still easy enough to work with. It applied nice and evenly, you could probably even get away with a single coat. I used 2 coats plus glossy top coat for my swatches.
And for some nail art…
I used the purple awareness ribbon, as well as some butterflies which also symbolize Fibromyalgia Awareness. And while Fibromyalgia can affect anyone, 96% of fibro warriors are women, hence Fight like a Girl.
Every May I post about Fibromyalgia Awareness, for Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. This is very important, and very personal to me, as 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. No one ever thinks it will happen to them, to be diagnosed with a life changing illness. You know me now as the blogger and nails behind Polish and Paws, but who was I before that? I was a business owner, I was a web designer. I worked 50 hours a week. I volunteered in animal rescue. I gave 20 hours a week of my time. A was a wife, a dog mom, I fostered homeless dogs. I was busy. Busy and Active. Every single day.
After fibromyalgia I am a blogger, a wife and a stay-at-home dog mom… and somedays even that is simply more than I can do. Fibromyalgia leaves sufferers in unrelenting pain for which there is little support, chronic fatigue which zaps us of any energy each and every day, and a brain fog that often leaves us disoriented and confused. Those are the most common and often the most significant effects, but the average fibro fighter deals with over 200 symptoms of the disease. We battle our bodies every day, that is the biggest battle we can fight. We are fibro fighters. We are fibro warriors.
This Limited Edition Fibro Warrior polish and vinyls set was created to bring awareness and raise funds for the National Fibromyalgia Association. The non profit NFA has provided education, awareness, support, resources, medical expertise and community involvement for those individuals with Fibromyalgia and anyone who is touched by the effects of FM for over 10 years.
The LE polish w/ vinyls set will retail for $12, with 50% going directly to the NFA. Preorder starts this Friday, May 12th and will run through May 19th.
I hope you will join myself, Laura, and Kristy in supporting the millions of people whose lives have been changed by this unforgiving illness.
Thank you so much for reading through this post, and for letting me share my story with you.
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Until next time, stay polished!