Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I wanted to do some nail art in support of the cause.  I think most of us have been affected by this disease in one way or another, and it’s important that we are reminded and aware that early detection is the key to beating it.  Ladies, please don’t forget to do your monthly self-exams and contact your doctor if you notice any irregularities! Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Nail Art

The light pink shade that you see in this manicure is Kiara Sky Sweet Talk, the white is Gelish Arctic Freeze, and that fun glitter nail is Kiara Sky Cherry Dust.  The white ribbons were hand-painted using Arctic Freeze and a fine nail art brush, and the ribbon on my ring finger was created using light pink hex glitters that I individually placed on the nail.  I used a dab of Gelish foundation under the hexes to secure them in place, and applied two coats of Gelish TIO over top to seal them in.

This is the first time you’re seeing Kiara Sky colors on my blog.  I learned about this new two-step gel polish line while I was at Cosmoprof this year and they provided me with a few colors to try.  I’m going to be writing a full review very soon, so keep an eye out for that.  They have several really fun glitter polishes that look like nail art.  The glitter is very dense and provides opaque coverage in just 2-3 coats.  I only applied two coats of Cherry Dust to get this look!

You can visit the Kiara Sky website to search for distributors.  You do have to create an account and be logged in to use the search tool.  I also found a few online distributors by doing a Google search.  ;) Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Nail Art

My great-grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was a child.  I was very young at the time, but I know that she caught it early enough that it hadn’t spread and could be removed via a mastectomy.  She was in  her 80’s at the time and lived well into her 90’s.  I’m very fortunate to have good genes as the ladies in my family live to be very old!

A few fun facts about my family:

  • When I was a child, all of my grandparents and great-grandparents were still alive.
  • My great-grandmothers all lived into their 90’s and one of them lived to be 104!  I also had a great-aunt that was 104.
  • On my mother and grandmother’s side of the family, we have 5 generations of all GIRLS!  Not one boy has been conceived.  My great-grandmother had 1 girl, my grandmother had 4, my mother had 2, my aunt had 3, my sister had 2, and I had one. We’re still waiting for someone to break the streak!

So that ended up a bit off-topic, but hopefully you don’t mind a little insight into my family!  In an attempt to tie back into the theme… we have a lot of women in our family which means a lot of breasts to check!  LOL

Save the ta-tas, ladies!  Do your self-exams!

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4 Responses

  1. Suzanne Grabow-Center says:

    All girls!! So wild! It sounds like a world record-you should look it up!
    Nice nail art too!

  2. Anne says:

    The color combination looks fabulous! Artic Freeze is my favorite white gel.

  3. Kristina says:

    I can’t wait for you to start doing your Halloween nail art again. I need some inspiration! I was looking at old posts and might try something similar to your bloody nails or skulls :-)

    • Andrea says:

      Halloween is my favorite holiday. :) I’ve been brainstorming for nail art ideas and will probably post a few before the month is out.