A hot pink gel mani for breast cancer awareness

OK, my last gel mani was a bit of a bust. You might recall this post about how disappointed I was that one of my gorgeous new fall colors had faded to a nasty dishwater-gray. Well, thankfully I soaked those bad boys off and I went a whole week with bare nails. Oh the horror. After much deliberation, I decided that I wasn’t ready for fall colors after all. I still want something bright and fun! October is breast cancer awareness month, afterall…so I went back to my favorite hot pink color from Gelish.
This one is called Make You Blink Pink. It’s hard to tell in this lighting, but it’s the exact shade of a hot pink highlighter. It’s insanely bright, and they almost “glow” when you are outside in natural light. It’s a fun color, but I was still feeling a bit blah about it. I’ve never been big on nail art, just because I’ve never been that great at it, but I decided to jazz it up and try something a bit different.
Here’s what I came up with:

This is all gel here. The polka dots and pink ribbon were done with another gel color called Gossip Girl (another one of my favs! Seen here in my DIY gel tutorial) They are embedded into the actual nail and then sealed with clear gel over the top, so they won’t chip or wear- just like regular gels. I love that I don’t have to worry about my nails when they are done. They look great every day and last for about 2 weeks! This was my first try at doing nail art with gels, and I was surprised at how easy it was when I actually sat down and did it. I don’t know why I was so intimidated by it before. It was actually kind of fun!
I love showing my support for breast cancer awareness month! If you don’t already know, that disease is very close to my heart- here we are at Race for the Cure last month.

So what do you think of the gels?
Anyone interested in a gel nail art tutorial? I may just have one up my sleeve.
How are you showing your support for Breast Cancer Awareness this month?


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