Friday, February 3, 2012

Go Red For Women Day!

Hi Readers!  In case you didn't know today is national Go Red For Women day. It's sponsored by the American Heart Association.  To raise awareness on the subject of heart disease issues in women, it's a day for red!  Red dress, red shoes, and of course red fingernails!
I'm not rocking a red dress today but I am rocking a red mani and with the Holy Grail of red's if I do say so myself.
Before I show you the mani I'm sporting for today here are some facts on Go Red For Women Day and signs of a heart.

Go Red For Women was started in 2004 to dispel the myth heart disease was an older man's disease.  More women die each year from cardiovascular (heart) disease than from any other cause of death including all forms of cancer.

A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot.  If the blood clot cuts off the blood flow completely the part of the heart muscle supplied by that clogged artery starts to die.

Here are signs of a heart attack.  If you ever experience these signs don't wait!!! Call 911 immediately!

1. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and then comes back again.
2.  Pain or discomfort in one or both of the arms, neck, back, jaw or stomach.
3.  Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
4.  Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
5.  As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort.  But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

That's some helpful info on heart attack symptoms always remember never wait things out or try to drive yourself to the hospital if you think you are having a heart attack or stroke!  Call 911!!!

Here's how you can help prevent heart disease in yourself ladies!

  • Don't smoke or use tobacco 
  • Exercise 30 minutes on most days of the week
  • Eat a heart healthy diet--foods low in fat cholesterol and salt.  A diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lowfat dairy are best for preventing heart disease.
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get regular check ups

Okay that's the health portion of my post now how about we get on to the mani! This is my take on a poor heart who's owner is not following a heart healthy diet, getting any exercise or who smokes
Poor heart all chained up :(
But look at a heart who's owner is eating well, gets some regular exercise and who doesn't smoke
This heart is so happy it's growing!
Here's a close up!  Which one looks happier to you???
LOL I had to throw this out there!  Anyone who knows me knows my absolute favorite stamping image is the chain!!!

Now remember I said the red I used is the Holy Grail of reds in my opinion?  Do you know what it is readers??? Can you guess??? Take a look at the bottle and see if it helps you
Did you figure it out??? Still need a little hint?
OMG VAMPIRE STATE BUILDING!  I love this polish.  It's the best red EVAH!  I wore this polish until the bottle was gone back in 2000.  Little did I know I wouldn't be able to easily get my hands on it again.  Lucky for me my friends Brie and Wendy & Carly had my back.  With the three of them combined I have almost a full bottle of it!  This isn't an everyday red for me even though it IS any everyday red.  I have to be real careful with this stuff now!

How do you feel after today's post readers?  Do you feel you know a little bit more about heart disease and how if affects women?  Are you going to promise not to sit around and wait it out if you have any heart attack symptoms but instead call 911 right away?
How about that red polish readers?  Do you have Vampire State Building?  Do you have a red you consider the Holy Grail of reds?  If yes please let me know which one it is!

My friend bloggers who have also gone red for today are:
and Rachel
please stop by and see what they've come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!


  1. This is AWESOME! I will go red also today, you are my inspiration!

    1. You can never go wrong with a classic red in my opinion

  2. This is really lovely and the idea is wonderful. How inspiring!

  3. this is a great post laurie, very informative. and of course i love your nails, i may have to copy cat you heart and chains, that is cute and that is a great red. my holy grail red is an oldie but a goodie, I'm not really a waitress, it'll always be my favorite.

    1. Another good holy grail of red!!!!

  4. Awesome post, Laurie! I love both tips- your nails, and the actual facts! hahaha

  5. LOVE this color and the stamping!

  6. Amazing job on the nails and great post with great information!

  7. Thanks ladies! Keep those hearts healthy so you can have more years wearing nail polish!

  8. Awww how precious!

  9. What a great post!!! Love the Mani!