You can imagine how thrilled we were when our friend Andrea, of Finger Painting Fingers, invited us to be part of Go Pink Wednesdays for the month of October! We gladly accepted her invitation and can't wait to share a month of manis in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are interested in reading more about Go Pink Wednesdays, you can do so here.
Some interesting breast cancer facts for 2012 that we find particularly scary:
- 63,300 new cases of in situ breast cancer (includes ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), of those, about 85 percent will be DCIS). DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer and LCIS is a condition that increases the risk of invasive breast cancer. Learn more about DCIS and LCIS.
- 39,510 breast cancer deaths. (Information sited from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website)
These are frightening and very real numbers to look at, but facts are facts and we really need to stand up and pay attention to this disease! Please take some time and do some research. Gathering information that could save your life is a must in my book. Among the many risk factors associated with Breast Cancer, being a woman and aging are at the top of the list and unfortunately these are two risk factors that cannot be changed. This disease is not picky and being informed as well as maintaining a regular schedule of performing self breast checks can mean the difference between life and death! I know that this is a very serious topic to be tackling on a nail polish blog. But, this is a woman's issue and we thought this month we would devote some time to education as well as support for Breast Cancer Awareness!
For Dom's mani she used two coats of OPI's La Paz-Itively Hot. To add a little bling, she used her rhinestones to create the Breast Cancer Awareness pink ribbon. To complete the look she did a layer of OPI Top Coat!
|Man Glaze - Fuggen Ugly in natural light|
We had a lot of fun coming up with our own manis for this great cause, we hope you enjoy them both! Please remember to check back each wednesday to see a new Breast Cancer Awareness mani!