Tips 4 Type 1!

Tonya Homme is a mother of a child with type 1 diabetes.  She wanted to do something extra to do her part in creating awareness and raising funds for the research towards a cure for type 1 diabetes.

So Tonya took a fun and creative approach and created a nail polish duo which symbolize diabetes awareness.  Silver is the color of the diabetes awareness ribbon and blue is the color of the diabetes awareness circle.  I put in my order recently and here is what it looks like:

August 2011 074

I did my nails in Silver


Ana did her nails in Blue


Proceeds from each order go to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.

You may be thinking that a little nail polish can’t go far.  Oh it can.  When a large group of people wear a particular color of nail polish, many others jump aboard and every fashion magazine gives that color or colors all kinds of precious attention.  So if you visualize the impact of such a small way of contributing and if you already wear nail polish, then consider purchasing your nail polish duo.  The colors are great and just so happen to be “in” this Fall season.  They also cover very nicely.

If you want to get in on this gorgeous act of solidarity, go to Tips4Type1 (clever name by the way) and put in your order.

Have a nice day everyone!

4 thoughts on “Tips 4 Type 1!

  1. Scully

    I would love some of this even though I’m not big into nail polish. I love it on my toes!……… although I’ve had to keep them polish-free so I can assess the damage after my runs.
    *groan* I still want the nail polish

  2. Tonya Homme

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for this lovely support. I am SO touched, and I love the photos of your beautiful manicures. :) I wear our colors all the time and you would not believe the number of questions/comments I receive, which are the perfect way to start a conversation and EDUCATE OTHERS to INCREASE T1 AWARENESS!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Sysy. You Girls ROCK! \m/

  3. Lee Ann Thill

    Snazzy! I rarely paint my nails, mostly because I get lazy with the upkeep so once the polish chips, they look awful for an eternity, lol, but maybe I’ll make an effort to dress them up like you ladies have done for WWD this year.

  4. Ashley

    Hi, my aunt has diabetes and loves to get pedicures! Except now she can’t use a color., Any brands u recommend if I purchase her some colors. I know they have to be light. Also suggestions on colors are much appreciated! And a good nail kit for her to take to the salon! Thank You Ashley

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *