Good evening! This week sure is going by fast, isn’t it! I hope everyone else is having a good one :)

Today’s mani is for our first October theme for the Nail Art Ideas Linkup.

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I bet you’re all hearing a lot about Breast Cancer Awareness at the moment, October is the Internationally recognised month for talking about it. Well, let’s not be prudish!

I also bet that a lot of women reading this already check themselves. That’s wicked. But if you don’t, please consider starting! I totally get that some women aren’t comfortable with their bodies and some women may just not know how to do it. Yet, it isn’t difficult and doesn’t take much time. Check this link to learn how.

Any kind of cancer is awful and traumatic, but the earlier you notice it, the more chances you have of surviving. And no, it isn’t common for young women to suffer from breast cancer. But it can happen. So check your breasts anyway. The more you are familiar with them, the more easily you will spot any lumps.

Don’t just give them a squeeze though, ladies! You need to massage deep into the tissues to feel their texture, and the best way of knowing if something is wrong is by doing this regularly, so don’t be shy! Advice varies from once a week to once a month, but just go for however often you remember to. If you do this often, you are more likely to notice if something is wrong. And if you find a lump, don’t panic. But do take it seriously. Go check with a doctor. I know it’s a hassle, but it’s worth it!

I don’t think that this is the case in all countries, but out here in France your regular family doctor will check your breasts – only every 18 months or so. You don’t have to let him/her. And I get that it’s embarrassing. But you know, doctors don’t study for nothing! They might notice something that you have missed. And it’s not painful, and is very quick.

If you are a blogger and have done a BCA post, do feel free to leave a link to it in the comments :) oh, and check here for advice, support and information

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So more about the nails!

I stamped my middle and ring finger, using the Vivid Lacquer VL 001 plate and two colours of pink – Barry M Fuschia and Ciaté Candy Floss. The other details were just done with my handy Barry M Nail Art Pen. And I don’t usually go pink and girly – not to this point, anyway – but I love this mani and am heartbroken that I have to take it off for work tomorrow!

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And of course, check out the other manis here !

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