British Nail Bloggers Do BCAM: Day 5

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British Nail Bloggers Do BCAM: Day 5

Today is the final day of our Breast Cancer Awareness Month mini-challenge! I hope you’ve enjoyed our designs, and that you’ve learned something – hopefully you’ll never get breast cancer but knowing what to look for and what to do could save your life or that of someone you love.

My design today has a special feature – it is a blue nail, because today I want to focus on something that not everyone knows; men can get breast cancer too. It’s very rare – there are about 370 men diagnosed each year in the UK, compared with around 48,400 cases of breast cancer in women. That’s about one man for every 130 women diagnosed. The symptoms are very similar and it is treated in a similar way. The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age and most diagnoses occur in men between 60 and 70. There are other groups at risk however, such as men with high oestrogen, which is occurs in those who are heavily overweight or have chronic liver conditions, amongst other things. Luckily there is plenty of information available if you look for it. So be aware!

My final manicure is another simple dotticure:

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Most of the polishes here are models own: I’ve made very good use of strawberry tart this week! The gradient nail features all five of the models own fruit pastel collection – I first tried this during the 31 Day Challenge but I’ve been keen to have a better go at it since.

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Other colours in here are Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Miss Sporty 485 and George Cloudless Sky.

Thanks for joining me this week and linking me to your own Breast Cancer Awareness manicures. I’ve never seen so much pink in all my life! (Nor used as many!)

If you can stand just a bit more pink for one week, then here are the links to the other British Nail Bloggers posting their manicures this week.

Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Supporters

Pish Posh and Polish
Pish Posh and Polish
Nail Parade!
Nail Parade
No More Nail Polish Mum!
No More Nail Polish Mum!
Monkey Nails
Monkey Nails
Emma’s Little Corner
Emma's Little Corner
The Pink PrincessZ
The Pink PrincessZ
Life in Lacquer
Life in Lacquer
Neon Sparkly Nails
Neon Sparkly Nails

6 responses »

  1. That is a lotta dots! :O But wow it’s so pretty! Love it! x

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this one, everything about it, especially that pastel gradient.
    And great idea to include blue, it’s not talked about, but it happens!

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  3. Beautiful post, thanks for joining me with this challenge

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  4. absolutely beautiful gradient.. i’m jealous! also, I learned something today.. I didnt realise men were at risk!

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