Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing with you a mani that I created at the beginning of the month in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October.
During the first week of October, Mary at Pretty on a Dime was hosting a 7 Days of Pink challenge on instagram, and for one of the days I decided to create this manicure. Last year I created a BCA month mani, and it was definitely on my to do list again this year. Breast cancer is something that has had a huge impact on my life, even though I have not suffered from it personally. So raising awareness in any way is always good.
- For this manicure, I started by applying my favourite base coat, Orly Bonder, to all of my nails.
- I then painted my thumb, pointer finger and pinky a sparkly metallic pink, OPI Can’t Hear Myself Pink! This is by far my favourite pink shade out there! I then painted my middle finger with a white creme (China Glaze White on White), and my ring finger with a light pink creme (KL Polish Gum Would Be Perfection).
- To do the roses on my middle finger I used the same technique as in my Gothic Roses mani: I used one light pink and one and medium pink polish (Finger Paints Watermelon Watercolor and KL Polish Gum Would Be Perfection) on a toothpick. I first placed a drop of each nail polish shade on a piece of paper so that they were next to each other, touching. I then dabbed the toothpick back and forth between the colours to get a bit of both on the toothpick. I then tapped the toothpick in little C-shapes to form the petals of the rose. As you can see it forms swirly little blobs that resemble roses. If you want something more precise, you can apply one colour at a time, letting it dry in between. Then you will get colour separation instead of swirling. But I kind of like the swirling effect. I then finished off the roses by adding green leaves (Essie Mojito Madness) with a toothpick. Make sure you let this nail dry for a very long time before adding topcoat, to prevent smearing.
- For the ring finger I used a temporary tattoo from a sheet I found at Michaels a year ago. I selected and cut out one Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon that seemed a good size for my nail. Before applying I made sure the nail was dry. I then soaked the temporary tattoo in water for 30 seconds, pressed it onto my nail, and removed the paper backing. Voila!
- I then topped off my ring finger with a scattered holo polish, China Glaze Fairy Dust.
- I then applied a top coat to all of my nails (Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat).
Overall, I am loving the mani that I created this year in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month! To be honest, I’m always a fan of a pink mani! And roses are always such a pretty touch.
Did you do anything this month to honour Breast Cancer Awareness Month?