Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Zoya Jem for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month

September is also Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month. Sickle cell anemia is a disease passed down through families in which red blood cells form an abnormal sickle or crescent shape. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body and are normally shaped like a disc. Sickle Cell Anemia is very close to my heart because I have two younger brothers and they both have the disease. My cousin also has it. 

Sickle Cell is something that people of African decent should definitely be aware of. Please know if you have the Sickle Cell trait and your partner as well. If you both have the trait you can pass the disease on to your children. For more information on Sickle Cell visit here

I'm wearing a Burgundy/maroon mani today in support of Sickle Cell. :-) I chose Zoya Jem. Zoya Jem is a beautiful red-purple color with gold flecks! I've loved Jem since the moment I saw it. I've had my eye on it and I finally bought it and used it today for this special post. Jem is a beauty. As with all Zoya nail lacquers, Jem applied great with no issues. 

One coat of Jem had full coverage and NO streaks, but I added another coat just to be safe. I also, hit my nail so I had to put another coat and I didn't want the pictures to look weird :-).
Zoya describes Jem as, "A dark red-toned purple base with metallic dark pink highlights and subtle gold duochrome flecks.? This shade has it all; bold color, vampy drama, bright sparkle and a glam rock persona.?"

Now Take a look:

(Artificial light)

(Natural Light)

(natural light) Blurry to show the undertones.

Please support Sickle Cell Anemia!! Wear your Burgundy for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month.

I really like Jem. And it reminds me of the old cartoon Jem. Do you remember the cartoon? What do you think?

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Thanks for reading,
xoxo -Tamala


  1. Jem is my all time favorite Zoya, and it looks beautiful on you! I watched the cartoon when I was a kid, had some of the dolls too.

  2. This polish is truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous.