Pink Nail Art for Breast Cancer Awareness

29 October 2014

Although October is almost over, as I'm sure many of you know, it is still Breast Cancer Awareness month. I wanted to help spread awareness in my little corner of the internet by sporting some pink nail art. The most shocking statistic I have read is that 1 in 9 women in Canada is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (by the age of 90). This is definitely a touch subject that affects people in different ways so I will keep this post short and sweet.

Almost every nail polish brand releases special pink polishes in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and donate money for research. Although I didn't pick up any polishes from the 2014 collections, I did pick some up last year and used those to create this simple look.



Since I created this gradient polka dots look for the 31DC2014, I have been meaning to recreate it in a different colour combination and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

To create this look:
  • I started with 2 coats of blanc by essie as the base colour for this look
  • I then added the polka dots using good morning hope, check-up and i am strong all by essie from the 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness collection
  • On my ring finger, I added the polka dots in a ribbon pattern
  • I finished off the look with good to go top coat by essie


I hope this post inspires you to research Breast Cancer and make sure you get regular check up! :) Until next time....

- Hetal

6 comments:

  1. This is lovely. Love the idea of using various colored pink dots to create the ribbon too.

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    1. Thank you Lisa! :) I am pretty sure I saw the idea of that somewhere on Instagram but it's been replicated so many times that it is hard to find the original creator.

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  2. The pink ribbon made from dots looks very delicate, this is a very creative idea! This is a gorgeous to raise awareness! I made this month just pink manicures, because this cause is very close to my heart, I know how hard is to fight this horrible disease, unfortunately!

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    1. Thank you Andrea. I am glad this post touched you and I will come check out all of your pink manis :) Stay strong!

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  3. Fabulous dotty manicure - the ribbon is exceptionally well done

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