Monday, October 08, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Nails

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Happy Thankgiving to all my Canadian friends! I hope everyone is stuffed with turkey and other good food. My parents aren't a huge fan of Turkey, but I had a nice Chicken dinner cooked Chinese style! I was stuffed nonetheless! I love being home and having home-cooked meals.

Anyways, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! I was at a Starbucks in my hometown when I came across a donation box. I made my donation and was completely inspired to create a nail art for the cause to do my part in raising awareness. Whether it is to help people become more aware that it's important to go in for a regular check up or to remind them to make a small donation to help fund research for a cure. I know there are ways to donate online, so if you prefer that method, google it up! For Canadians, you can make online donations through http://www.cancer.ca/.


This is a very simple nail art that everyone can do! Keep reading for the tutorial. 

Materials
  • Light Pink Polish
    • Julep "Reece" 
  • Dark Pink Polish
    • Julep "Niecy"
  • White Polish
    • Julep "Kate"
  • Sparkly Pink Polish
    • Julep "Frieda" 
  • Black Polish
    • Julep "Brandt"
  • Pink Microbeads
  • Nail Art Brush
  • Dotter


Instructions
  1. First paint your nails a light pink and allow it to dry. Next with white polish, create a criss-cross on the top half of your nails. 
  2. Using a solid color pink polish, create the breast cancer awareness ribbon using a nail art brush. Follow the path of the criss cross and use the curve of your nail to shape the ribbon. You will most likely need to thicken the ribbon up. Ensure there are slits at the end of the ribbon. As an optional step, you can add a pink glitter polish on top of the ribbon to give it an extra touch. 
  3. Using a black polish, outline the ribbon with a nail art brush.
  4. Create a beaded line underneath the ribbon. Technique: Using a dotter, dot where you want to place the bead with top coat. Lightly touch the dotter with top coat so that it can pick up the bead. Then transfer it onto your nail. Be sure to apply a thick layer of top coat to glue the beads on your nails! 
I apologize that my cuticle and fingers look like a super dry mess. I don't have my "tools" at my parents house. But then again, I always have dried cuticles. I've tried creams, oils, etc. Any nail bloggers have a good tip on how to create perfectly manicured nails? 


Well I hope you enjoy this nail tutorial! Fortunately for me, I haven't been personally affected by this terrible cancer, but I know that the survivors of breast cancer or of any cancers are among the strongest people out there. Just out of curiosity, anyone doing any fundraising to raise awareness? 


Also, I'm having a very modest giveaway to show my appreciation to all my amazing readers and followers. It is my very first international giveaway, so feel free enter if any of the products appeal to you! Click HERE to enter, the giveaway ends October 20 at 12 am.

Anyways, thank you so much for dropping by and reading my blog! 



17 comments :

  1. This is so pretty! I love the way you did the ribbon and the pink microbeads really finished this off so nicely! Totally loving this!

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  2. What a fun twist on a classic French! I really love this manicure and especially the meaning behind it :) Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  3. Wow! Those nails are gorg! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. They're really nice! Looks very original too, love how you added in the beads.

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  5. Hi Sam!!!
    Thanks for your visit!!

    You do great nail arts!! Congrats!!!

    Many kisses!!

    Gigi!

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  6. I've paid closely attention to this art... I think I'm able to do it... Thanks for your msg, Sam! And, beautiful indeed this nail art.
    =D
    Rock ur Nails!
    rockuroutfit.blogspot.com.br

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  7. It is very nice!! And the cause is very important. I love your blog and your nail art is really beautiful ^_^

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  8. These are SO amazing!! Thank you for linking up with Mani Monday!

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  9. Love this manicure!! Beautiful colours :) and a great cause

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  10. love yours manicures!I follow you:)

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  11. Omg! I love your blog! These are awesome ideas! :) Following you now...and thanks for dropping by my blog.. ;)

    www.cutedumpling.blogspot.com

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  12. What a clever way to make breast cancer awareness nails! Thanks for the tutorial :-)

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  13. Wow, this is so pretty! I love it!

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  14. Thanks so much for linking up with Mani Monday!! I hope you'll come back tomorrow ;)

    xo,
    Heather @ Glitter and Gloss

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  15. Love this mani! You are so awesome!!

    Alexandria
    Marketing Specialist
    Check out our blog: blog.julep.com

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