Monday, October 15, 2012

The Rest of the Year Challenge 2: Breast Cancer Awareness


The Rest of the Year Challenge 2: Breast Cancer Awareness

1 out of 9 Danish women are diagnosed with breast cancer. More than 4,000 Danish women are annually diagnosed with breast cancer, and it is thus the most common type of cancer among women.

Breast Cancer Awareness is symbolized by a pink ribbon. I decided to go “the easy way” with this challenge, and try and paint a pink ribbon on my nails. Beware and behold – we’re taking freehand painting here!

I started out with two coats of Dare to Wear’s “Social Butterfly”, which is pale pink with holographic glitters and bars. It’s easy to apply, it covers well, and even though it’s a bit too pale to be “my colour”, I quite like it.

Two coats of Social Butterfly, one coat of Poshe top coat:


 And from another angle:


Even though it sounds pretty easy to draw a ribbon, it’s really not. Not when you’re not gifted with great freehand skills. I decided to dot the ribbons on. First with Models Own’s “Snow White”, which is a plain white crème. And then with Dare to Wear’s “Hey Girl”, which is a magenta shimmer. I dotted a white ribbon first, and then a magenta ribbon on top of it. I did that to make a white line around my ribbon.

After a bit of struggling with the dotting, I added another coat of Poshe top coat, and my Breast Cancer Awareness mani was done:


 And another pic:


I know that this is nowhere near perfect, but I’m pleased with it anyway. Both because I like when I get challenged, but also because it’s for a good cause.


Check out these other Danish girls’ blogs to see what they came up with for Breast Cancer Awareness:


8 comments:

  1. I like the way you have made the pink ribbon look almost like it's in 3D!

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    1. Thank you. It wasn't on purpose, really, but I like the effect too!

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    1. Thank you :) I wasn't 100% satisfied myself, but well...

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  3. This is nice. Great cause too. :-)

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    1. Thanks! And yes, a very important cause :)

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