It’s approaching the end of October, and it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t write a post acknowledging the importance of breast cancer awareness month. My mom died of breast cancer at the young age of 39 so supporting the cause is always something that will be close to my heart. When thinking of my mom – I have memories of her long oval nails fashioning that perfect red polish (her best friend recently told me the colour was called “Teddy Bear”). Thinking about ways I could show my support this month I thought – what better tribute to breast cancer awareness month than to create my own personal accent with breast cancer awareness nail art!

Below are some of the designs I created and I’m really loving them all. Which one is your favourite?

Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcake Nails

Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcake

These nails were done using:

  • Essie “Blanc” for the base and the ruffian on the ring finger
  • 17 High Glow “Miami” for the fushia in the ombre and the base of the ring finger
  • Liquid Sky Lacquer “Baby Kitten” for the light pink in the ombre
  • Revlon “Hearts of Gold FX” for the sparkles
  • Cupcakes and dotted ribbon were done with a dotting tool and a paint brush using acrylic paints
cath kidston nail art

Breast Cancer Awareness Cath Kidston

These nails were done using:

  • OPI “Mod About You” for the base
  • Acrylic Paints and a dotting tool for the flowers and dots
  • Essie “blanc” for the base of the ombre and part of the ombre with OPI “Mod About You”
  • China Glaze “Fairy Dust” over the ring finger
Breast Cancer Awareness Nail art roses

Breast Cancer Awareness Black Roses

These nails were done using:

  • Black – Sephora by OPI “What’s a Tire Jack?”
  • Fushia – 17 High Goss “Miami”
  • Roses and ribbon were done with acrylic paint
  • Striping tape was used for the stripes
breast cancer nails

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ombre

This is my favourite design I think. They were done using:

  • China Glaze Texture “Unrefined”
  • 17 High Gloss “Miami”
  • Essie “Pink Works” from this month’s breast cancer awareness line
  • Essie “Blanc” foor the base
  • Winstonia Store plate W11 with Konad stamper and polish


Not Into Fancy Nail Art or Just Don’t Have the Time?

You don’t have to do fancy nail art to show your support. You can always treat yourself to one of the new fabulous limited edition breast cancer awareness pinks collections by either OPI or Essie (great pinks for all year round). Buying one of these polishes not only satisfies many of our feel good endorphins when we buy a new polish (I didn’t just say that did I?) but both OPI and Essie are making a large donation towards breast cancer awareness.

Don’t have time or want to spend the money on a new polish? That’s ok – show your support by polishing your nails any old pink you have lying around.


Show your support and paint your nails PINK!


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