Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness manicure: blue and pink butterfly nails
I saw a post by Jessica of Be Happy And Buy Polish encouraging nails bloggers to commemorate Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month on 15th October with a manicure.
Like Jessica, I too have lost two pregnancies, one at 6 weeks and another at 10 weeks. I had to endure the awful pain and grief of the miscarriages, as well as the unkind words from friends and family who thought they were saying the right things. The second time around I had a serious, life-threatening haemorrhage that needed the staff of two ambulances and two paramedic cars to stabilise me and then take me to A&E at two in the morning. I desperately wanted more than one child – I always thought I would have three actually – but it wasn’t to be. It took me many years to come to terms with the fact that I wouldn’t have another child, but I am thankful that we were at least able to have our wonderful son.
The October 15th organisation is a US one, and the awareness month is for the US too, but I know so many people who have gone through miscarriages, stillbirths or the loss of a baby that it is a subject very dear to my heart. So while I’m British, I’m pleased to join in with my own manicure.
The organisation’s logo is a blue and pink ribbon, with a butterfly. I took inspiration from that to create this manicure.
I did a pink to blue gradient using Collection 2000 Candy Floss and NYC Raindrop (or Blue Sky – I’m sure it’s mis-labelled!).
Then I stamped some butterflies over the top using Konad Special White and Cheeky plate CH3 and Gals plate GA4.
- Base colour: a gradient using Collection 2000 and NYC Raindrop (Or Blue Sky!)
- Stamping polish: Konad Special White
- Stamping plates: Cheeky CH3 and Gals GA4
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
Here are the links to all the other bloggers taking part. Do have a look at their nails too.
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I am so sorry for your loss. This is an awful club to be a part of, and I wish neither of us were in it. But thankfully we are here to support each other. Thank you for sharing your story, and this really lovely manicure!
Thanks Jessica – and thanks for posting about this in the first place. I was pleased to be able to join in.
I’m so sorry to hear you have gone through the awful pain of losing your children. I myself have also had a miscarriage and was told I would have a very hard time conceiving and /or holding a pregnancy to term due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) Somehow by some miracle I became pregnant with my daughter who was born 3 years ago today, October 15…ironic huh?
Happy birthday to your daughter – what a lovely outcome.
I think this manicure is lovely and what a lovely way to raise awareness, will have to go re-do my nails now xxx