Prayer Polish

Prayer Polish

We are so blessed to have a huge network of people who love and support Lorelei.  When word of her cancer first came out, many people would ask her "What can I do?  How can I help?  What do you need?"

People really wanted to do something tangible for Lorelei.  (But you can only eat so much chicken casserole.)

What Lorelei really needed was peace of mind.  She desired prayer.  So, to bridge that gap and give a tangible thing that people could bring to her, she asked her friends to bring her a bottle of nail polish.

Yes, nail polish. A very worldly thing to symbolize a very spiritual thing.

Lorelei explained that she intended to label every bottle of polish given to her with the name of the person who gave it.  Then, she would paint each of her 20 nails (both hands and feet) with a different color.  It would be a physical reminder to Lorelei of the many people who were covering her in prayer.  And it would give Lorelei the opportunity to return the favor.  Each day she prays for the people whose polish she wears.  Lorelei knows that getting outside of herself and praying for others is probably the most healing thing she could do.  It certainly keeps her eyes off of her own problems and onto Jesus.

Plus, being the girly girl that she is, she's been none too disappointed to have to paint her nails daily!  And keeping polish on them keeps her feeling pretty, even as she loses her hair.

So, that's the origin of Prayer Polish.

So far she has 259 bottles.

7 comments (Add your own)

1. Sinem wrote:
I boghut the Gelish kit when it was on major sale (somewhere). I also boghut a collection of polish colors. If I knew THEN how long-lasting a gel manicure is, I would not have amassed such a huge collection of regular polish! The gel manicures ROCK!When you first get this kit, don't be shocked at how tiny everything is. I was really ticked off at first (because I didn't read specifics when I boghut it, thought I was getting full size products) but this is truly an intro-sized kit. Don't be alarmed though, as there is plenty of product in the kit to get you through MANY manicures!*Hint: rather than spend your money on the nail surface cleaner', just go get yourself some rubbing alcohol. Fraction of the cost, same effect. Get some lint-free nail wipes too, if you use regular cotton balls I promise you that you will be SO VERY SORRY and cursing the inventor of cotton balls!You might find the instructions overwhelming at first, I would recommend you Youtube some instructional videos. There are hundreds of how-to videos on not only the basics of the gel manicure, but also special effects like french tips and nail art. You will be amazed at all you can do with the gel! Once you see the steps in action it makes reading through and utilizing the instruction manual much easier.You'll need, in addition to the kit: a UV lamp, lint free nail polish removal pads, a microfine bufferNOTE ON THE UV LAMP RECOMMENDATION: I boghut a 32w UV light to use with this instead of the 9w that was sold by the place I got the Gelish set from. The 32w seemed to make the steps work in the amount of time suggested in the Gelish instructions. My first attempt, with the lower wattage 9v UV light, created some problems with bubbling and lifting. You can find 32w lights for about $25.00, no need to pay $200 or more so shop around. You might also want to get a larger light, not one that does one hand at a time, or you'll really get fed up having to spend twice as long to get it done! You might want to buy a tube of broad-spectrum SPF hand cream also if you are concerned about the effects of the lamp on your skin.I got SIX WEEKS out of my gel manicure. The interesting thing about the gel is how strong it is, how strong it makes your nails (I had to clip my nails to shorten them, they were so break-proof!). The gel is strong yet flexible, so it flexes with your nails. This stuff wears off rather than chipping off, and after the sixth week I ended up peeling some off. Eight weeks later I finally peeled more off, you'll need to soak it with acetone to get it off. It peeled off my nails cleanly and with no damage! But when you remove it, your nails are not stunted and weak like they are with acrylic nails. It's well worth the time to do a gel manicure on yourself and if you use a very light color you can go a long, long time without any noticeable dings!The only thing you won't like about this product if you like constant color changes, is having to soak off one color before applying more. As an experiment I tried putting another whole set of steps on top of an old set; no no it was horrible! Big thick horrible nasty ugly, don't do it if you want nice nails! But for a long lasting finish, you can't beat the gel nail set. You can buy all the supplies to do it yourself for not much more than a gel/shellac manicure at a professional salon. This kit gives you professional results!

Fri, June 22, 2012 @ 12:21 AM

2. Rohit wrote:
I love the video!My trick is not much of a trick, but I try to make sure to apply my nail polish after my shewor and not before. For some reason, it always chaps from shewors.

Sun, May 4, 2014 @ 5:18 PM

3. wrote:
It s because everyone always tells me I ll look bad with bangs! here s what I did for the rainbow hair:1. sectioned off the area I wanted to dye and tied the rest of my hair into a weird side ponytail2. divided that section into four smaller sections, to which I applied bleach with a tint brush and then wrapped in foil (to stop the bleach from getting on the rest of my hair)3. after about 20-25 minutes, I rinsed shampooed the bleach out dried the bleached section4. divided the bleached section into 3 sections: front, back and middle5. I applied the pink dye with a tint brush to back section and wrapped it in foil, then applied blue to the front section and wrapped it in foil. I wanted the middle section to be purple, so I applied pink AND blue dye, and smushed them together (although you could also mix the colours in a bowl) and then wrapped that one in foil.5. after 35-45 minutes I rinsed out the colour until the water ran clear and blowdried my hair like normal

Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 8:56 AM

4. wrote:
Painting a car is really expensive, I just found out when some kid scratched his name in the car I was renting. They do sell paint that is made by the manufacturer, and if you cant prove they scratched the car, you probably will have to deal with it on your own. Go to the dealership and discuss it with them, their paint shop, or a well known paint shop for a Free, make sure its free estimate. See what people say here like you did, its the dif of did it go through the paint, that you can get the paint and dot it on, if its through the paint, my quote was 275 a panel, kid did 5 of them ..good luck

Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

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