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Gradient Pink Zebra Nails for NET Cancer Day 2015

These gradient pink zebra nails are to raise awareness of NET Cancer Day, which is today, 10th November. Myself and many of the British Nail Bloggers are creating pink zebra nails to promote this awareness day and to support my lovely nail blogger friend, Emma, of Em’s Little Corner.

Emma’s husband was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour (NET cancer) last year. It’s a rare, slow-growing cancer that is hard to diagnose. It can arise in a number of organs. Emma’s husband’s problem began in the bowel, but it can also affect the pancreas (as it did for Steve Jobs), the lungs and testes.

Gradient pink zebra nails
Gradient pink zebra nails

The zebra logo comes from the phrase, “think zebra”. Medical students are taught to consider the most likely cause or explanation for symptoms, so they’re taught, “when you hear hoof-beats, think horses, not zebras”. The NET Cancer Day asks the medical profession to also “think zebra”, explaining that “if you don’t suspect it, you can’t detect it”. It’s a simple thing to do, which could ultimately be the most effective and life-changing thing for a patient with a rare, difficult to diagnose cancer.

The zebra is the mascot of the NET Cancer Day organisation, and they use pink on their logo and website. So pink zebra nails it is!

Gradient pink zebra nails
Gradient pink zebra nails
NET Cancer Day

I created the gradient using Nella Milano Pinkifield and Nella Milano Raspberry Razzle, then stamped with Konad Black and Bundle Monster BM-223.

The image was only just long enough for my nails. I misplaced it slightly on the two middle nails and so touched up the last, missing millimetre on each tip by hand.

I’m really pleased with how they came out and hope that they can raise a little bit more awareness of NET cancers.


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gradient: Nella Milano Raspberry Razzle and Nella Milano Pinkifield
  • Stamping polish: Konad Black
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-223
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Raspberry Razzle and Nella Milano Pinkifield were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.


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Lisa N.

The pink gradient and zebra print looks great!


Beautiful idea to to a gradient. Looks amazing x


Love them! I was going to do a gradient myself but didn’t have the patience! Great mani for a great cause x

Jessica W

Lovely nails to support Em!


love this new manicure 😉