Tuesday 10 November 2015

NET Cancer Awareness - Pink Zebra Mani

Hello lovelies! I'm back after a long weekend away at a family reunion and have some fun bright nails to show you all. The lovely Emma over at Em's Little Corner suggested a mani link up for NET cancer awareness day. NET (Neuroendocrine Tumours) is a rare form of cancer that not many people are aware of. I hadn't heard of it before Emma's suggestion - showing that she has raised awareness already! The theme was pink zebra to match that of the NET Cancer Day website. Read on to find out more!

NET Cancer Awareness Pink Zebra Mani @acertainbeccaa

For my design I started with a base of Models Own 'Pink Wellies' from their Festival collection. This is the first time I've used this polish and I can safely say I love it. It's so much brighter than I expected it to be. The formula was super smooth and easy to work with - I've found this with most (if not all) Models Own polishes. Below is two coats and topcoat.

Models Own 'Pink Wellies' @acertainbeccaa

I was planning to do simple black stripes over pink. I had a quick change of heart last minute and changed one of my nails to a black base so that it could have the opposite colours. I used two coats of True Brit London 'Taxi Cab'.

Models Own 'Pink Wellies' & True Brit London 'Taxi Cab' @acertainbeccaa

Now for the stripes! I don't have any vinyls or stamping plates with zebra or tiger stripes so my only option was to freehand and paint my own. I did this before on a tiger mani which turned out well so I was optimistic. Using a striping brush dipped into the black 'Taxi Cab', I added stripes to the pink nails in a sort of flicking motion.

NET Cancer Awareness Pink Zebra Mani @acertainbeccaa

I then did the same over the black nail but with my pink polish, 'Pink Wellies', before adding quick dry topcoat.

NET Cancer Awareness Pink Zebra Mani @acertainbeccaa
NET Cancer Awareness Pink Zebra Mani @acertainbeccaa

My stripes aren't perfect - but neither are a zebras! Well that's my excuse anyway! I actually really like them. I'm loving having one nail with alternated colours just to add something different. What do you think?

Don't forget to check out the other ladies in the link up and head over to the NET Cancer Day page here to find out more.
Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x 
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  1. Looking through the other nails for cancer aware day, I have to say, I like yours the most,, they stand out better and stronger then the rest,, :-),,, Mumma

    1. I'm a bit self conscious about my wonky freehanded stripes but thank you! x