There are so many different ways that people raise awareness for breast cancer. Whether you participate in a walk, run, or ride, donate to a charity, wear pink, etc... there are many opportunities to show your support. Today I want to show you a fun little way to get involved in the fight and to show your support simply by "talking with your hands." Join me in getting the conversation started with a Pink Ribbon manicure...
Start by painting your nails pink (of course!) and your ring finger nails white. Did you know that Essie Nail Polish has an entire Breast Cancer Awareness Collection?! Well they do... 31 shades of pink for each day in October! Any one of those colors will work for this manicure.
Just to add to the fun, give your ring fingers a pink french tip.
Here's the tricky part... you'll need a steady hand! Using a toothpick draw a little pink ribbon on the white of your nail. I actually used a light colored paint pen to draw the ribbon first as a guide and then used the toothpick and nail polish for the final design. Since the polish for the ribbon might be a little thick, I recommend letting it dry for more time than usual then apply a clear top coat.
I think with all forms of raising awareness, you should be informed of what you're actually supporting. I suggest that you head over to the Pink Ribbon website to learn a little bit more about what they're all about. And remember who we're doing this for...
PS if you try this manicure, or come up with another creative nail design for supporting breast cancer awareness, I'd love to see your work! Send your photos to CreativeSoulSpectrum[at]gmail[dot]com.