Sunday, September 2, 2012

Think Pink

I decided to challenge myself by joining the Girly Girl Nail Art Challenge.  As you can see, in general, nail art is not my forte, but if I never challenge myself, I'll never get better, right?

A huge thank you to Lisa's Nail Obsession for starting this challenge and allowing me to be a part of it!

So the first week is "Think Pink".

When I "Think Pink" I think of the breast cancer awareness ribbon.  Four years ago my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Thankfully, they caught it early and was able to remove the tumor in a lumpectomy and subsequent radiation.  I am forever grateful for the technology and advancement in breast cancer treatment.  She just had her yearly mammogram and she is now at 4 years cancer free.  YAY.

I knew I wanted to do the breast cancer ribbon on an accent nail.  It seemed fitting to do it this week since I am about to celebrate my 40th birthday and who better to honor than the woman who made it all possible?  My mom is my greatest champion and who taught me everything I know about love.

I started off with one coat of Orly Au Champagne, then I used two coats of OPI Pedal Faster Suzi.  I used Au Champagne as the base to make the pink "pop" more.  Then I put a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust to give it all an extra sparkle.  For the ribbon accent, I used Zoya Kissy and then filled in around it with my Milani Nail Art Striper in Silver.

I'm pretty happy with it.  Of course the ribbon could have been crisper, but it still makes me smile.

Sadly it is pouring down rain, so my picture quality suffered, so forgive me!

Indoors, using natural light by the door:

Close Up:

Indoors using no natural light, no flash

OPI, Zoya, China Glaze and Orly can all be purchased at Ulta.  Milani products can be purchased at CVS and Walgreens.

Here are the nail art challenge prompts:

Here are the participants:

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  1. Fabulous mani!!! so girly but yet it has so much power!! Happy almost B-day to you!! And I'm so happy for your mom!!! Cancer sucks =( I'm really glad they caught it early =))

  2. Looks beautiful! Best of luck on your challenge:) I can't wait to see your nail art!

  3. I love your choice of design. Thanks for sharing your story.

  4. Love the inspiration behind this manicure - plus this came out great!