Hello, friends! As you are probably aware, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. and there are so many wonderful companies and organizations helping to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research every year through various campaigns. Cancer affects millions of individuals across the globe, and though breast cancers is just one form, the progress made researching breast cancer has helped create progress across the entire field. To learn more, I recommend checking out cancer.org.
To help raise awareness in our own little corner of the internet, this month’s #MonthlyMani theme is Think Pink!
After seeing all of the fantastic ombre manicures on Pinterest and from the other ladies participating in #MonthlyMani’s, I decided I had to try one for myself. I started with a soft nude pink base and then layered on a mix of the nude and a darker pink shade. Most tutorials suggest using a makeup sponge, but I was afraid that would be way too big and messy, so I tried a clean eyeshadow brush instead (and, also, I didn’t have any makeup sponges!).
I allowed each layer to dry and then applied my favorite glossy pink top coat and – voila! – a beautiful, ombre manicure! I have to admit, I surprised myself with how great this turned out and I cannot wait to try it again with more color combinations, maybe even adding more hues.
Unfortunately, I only got so many pictures outside in the garden before I got distracted by the sunshine and lavender and buzzing bees, so, uh, enjoy some garden photos at the end of this post haha! Before you do, however, be sure to check out the rest of the #MonthlyMani crew to see what stunning creations they came up with for #ThinkPink:
As promised, pretty garden flowers, bright California sunshine and even a little bee! Thanks for reading! Love & a bee, Kristi :)
(Hey, if I can’t enjoy some cool fall weather, then at least I can gloat a little about the California sun, right?? ;))