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Cute Hearts| Breast Cancer Awareness Week

Serious topic this week, over the next 5 days, I'll be posting 5 different designs each containing a pink feature to try and raise awareness for Breast Cancer. In each post I'll include a tutorial, and a 'how you can raise awareness'.

How You Can Raise Awareness
Today's is so simple, all you have to do is wear a pink ribbon! Wearing the pink ribbon shows that you're supporting Breast Cancer Care, and it doesn't matter how you wear it!

Monday's Design: Cute Hearts!
Today's design is super easy to do, and looks so cute! Plus it's actually the first design I've thought of 100% on my own :D
All you need to complete this design is 3 nail polishes!

So all you have to do is:
Paint the base colour on your nails! I've used Barry M Matte Caramel (the beige/nude) and Crush (the burgundy)
They're just so pretty! I love the mattes so much, they're just so amazing!

So next, to make the basic heart shape; (I used Barry M 'Hot Pink')
You just have to paint one line, straight down the side of your nail, like this:
And then add another one at a slight diagonal. Voila!

Repeat this on all of your nails, and then repeat again with the third colour! :) I used Barry M Royal Textured Glitter in Princess for the centre of the heart. 
For the ring finger I just used 'Princess' as a french mani tip for a nice highlight nail that wasn't too plain.

Here's a few more pics in different angles/lighting:

Hope you like it! And don't forget it's all to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer. 
Let me know if you try out the design! ^^


  1. Such a good idea! Love your nails.
    And it's amazing that you want to raise awareness it's such an important thing and this is the platform to do it.


    1. Thank you! :) It was actually Kerrie (Pish Posh and Polish)'s idea, so thank her for that :D Hope you share the post around so other people are aware too!

  2. I love what you've done here! I'm definitely going to try that technique for the heart. :)

    1. Thanks! Make sure you share when you try it? :D

  3. As a sufferer, thank you for supporting the cause!

    1. Aw, sorry to hear that sweetie! I hope you're getting better :) And it's a great cause to support!

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks! I'm glad so many people like it :)

  5. This is such a cute design! I'm definitely going to try this out soon :)

    1. Thanks! I look forward to seeing it! :D


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