Monday, March 25, 2013

Girly Bits Promise Me meets Hardy Candy Celebrate Sequins

Hey ya'll. I know I've been slacking. Things are still way crazy with my daughter right now. We're trying to get her medication adjusted to control violent outbursts and other strange behavior. I do have a couple of pictures of her new haircut to share with ya'll. :-)

Here's Kaylynn wearing my favorite bow from Ella Bella Boutique.

Kaylynn and Kyler showing off their new real bunny (name unknown still LOL) and Kaylynn's plush bunny from the lovely Chelsea at Enchanted Polish.

Now for the fun part... Girly Bits polish!! I got Promise Me recently from a blog sale after falling head over heels in love with the formula of Girly Bits Smurf Dance. Promise Me did NOT disappoint. Here's the description from Pam at Girly Bits website: 

"Promise Me is the February shade from the Calendar Girls Collection. It contains holographic and opalescent hex glitter with pin point holo glitter, floating in a sparkling pink. Soft and feminine."

I love the pink shimmer that seems to hide from the camera. It's such a soft and stunning shade of pink. So say hello to Promise Me. All pictures have 3 coats of Promise Me with an accent nail of Hard Candy's Celebrate Sequins. 

You can almost see the pink shimmer in this one. Taken outdoors with very little sun.
I believe this polish would be perfect for ANYONE from age 4 to 104. It's just one of those colors that anyone could fall in love with. The glitter and shimmer give it a look unlike anything you'll find in stores.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ballerina Girl: An Update & Limited Edition Polish

Hey ya'll!

As most of you know my sweet daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy a little over a month ago. Since that time, she has had a very rough time. She was admitted into the Children's Hospital in Birmingham for 8 days. The EEG (test measuring brain waves) showed she was having over 250 seizures in a 24 hour period. I *knew* something was horribly wrong. Luckily, the doctors there are some of the best in the country!

They discovered that Kaylynn has a very high white blood cell count in her spinal fluid. It is not, however, elevated in her blood. This left the geneticists, neurologists and even the infectious disease teams stumped. They have never even seen anything like it and are certain she has a genetic disorder and/or mutation causing her to need a very high dosage of seizure medicine to slow them down. She is now on 3 different seizure medications.


Onto the good news. She seems to be doing a little better now. She had to have her long hair cut off because it got horribly tangled after the massive amount of testing she went through. She is still having a hard time with the medicine's side effects and isn't back in school yet. We have a slew of doctor's appointments in the upcoming week and then many, many follow-ups. We also have to face the fact that there is another scary diagnosis around the corner when the genetic testing results are back.


This has changed our lives, for sure. I will never take another minute with my children for granted. You just never know what tomorrow may bring. So squeeze those you love extra tight.

Gotta love that cheesy grin. These are the pictures that inspired the polish. 
Wearing her tutu and watching Alabama play. Smart, smart girl.
Isn't she a beauty?

Kaylynn and Kyler playing dress up. LOL
She makes a mess but has so much fun doing it!

Now for the polish part of this long-winded post. I have a sweet friend in a nail group that makes gorgeous nail polishes. She used Kaylynn's pictures and her love of tutus and playing "ballerina girl" and all things pink to create a Limited Edition polish aptly named "Ballerina Girl" to help our family out during this very tough time. Below are bottle shots of this stunning polish! But you gotta keep scrolling down to see the beautiful personal touch being added by Laura and her sweet mama!

Bottle shots before the big surprise at the end of this post....
Close up of the polish. This is a pink shimmer polish with different colored pink glitter. It can be worn alone or over your favorite polish to give it that pretty pink sparkle. 
They are hand-drawing the labels for Ballerina Girl. Does it get any cuter than these???

You can purchase your bottle of Ballerina Girl by clicking here :-)  Don't forget to check out the other stunning polishes Laura has made while you are there. Even if you can't afford to buy the polish I'd be honored if you would go over to Laura's Facebook page (click here) and thank her for helping out our family when we need help the most. $5 from every bottle of Ballerina Girl is being donated to my family directly through paypal. Every dollar is helping so much. We were able to buy the medical alert bracelet with the first donation and will be able to get her back and forth to the 3 appointments this week without worry. I can't thank everyone enough for the kindness, love and prayers sent our way.

If you have any questions, concerns or just wanna show my Ballerina Girl some love, leave us a comment. I'll share them with Kaylynn :-) We will adding a new blog post with swatches of the polish on Kaylynn's nails and mine when our bottle arrives. Stay tuned for that. Thanks for stopping by.