Teddy Bear & Chocolate Chip Cookie Nails
Meet Donna Karl
I met Donna last year on Instagram. I first noticed her when I saw a picture of her nails with her Starbucks's ice coffee. I thought to myself, oh yeah, I definitely need to follow her. Over the year we have gotten to know each other. She's such a sweet and beautiful person. Oh, and did I mention she is a nail addict too! Like me, Donna has different reasons why she loves nail polish. And one of those reasons is to bring awareness to different causes. She has always supported relay for life, volunteered to give blood, and supported women who have experienced domestic violence, and that's just a few to name. Although, she brings awareness to others and their causes, she has a story of her own. Donna was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) three years ago. PH is an increase of blood pressure that effects arteries in the lungs and heart which leads to shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, and other symptoms. Some forms of PH are serious conditions and are sometimes fatal. Even though, anyone can be diagnosed with PH, there are certain risk factors that make certain people more likely to get the disease. For example, PH can be pass down from a family member or through drugs such as the dieting pill "fen phen." Because of the lack of knowledge about PH in the past, patients were only expected to live for 1 to 3 years after diagnosis. However, Donna has beaten the odds, she has far succeeded expectations and is doing very well. This year on June17-19 in Dallas, Texas the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is celebrating 25 years of successful progress in research and treatments. Because of the PHA, people have learned to manage their illness and live happy and fulfilling lives. And I believe Donna has chosen to do just that. Down below is a picture of her PH manicure that she did to bring awareness to this disease. I'm honored that I was given the opportunity to share a small part of her story with you. If you want to know more about this disease click on the link http://phassociation.org/. The color of the awareness ribbon is periwinkle and it looks beautiful on her! Check out Donna's other amazing nail art designs on her IG page @dwooleybooger(click the link at the bottom of the picture to view her page).
|Donna's PH Awareness Nails https://www.instagram.com/dwooleybooger/|
Donna's favorite manis for the month of May. Some of them included
awareness for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia,Domestic Violence and Cystic Fibrosis.
What does your nail polish say about you?Have you ever changed your nail polish to a brighter color on a rainy day to make you feel better? Well here's why, according to some researchers studies have revealed correlations between color and our emotional responses. Here's a few examples for you to review.
Polishes photographed are neon purple, neon blue, neon green, neon yellow,
and neon pink by Klean Color and It's Raining Men by Deborah Lippmann.