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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ALS Awareness Pinstripe Nail Art


Last week, OPI challenged me to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In lieu of dumping the ice water on my head (eek... I'm chicken!), I chose to donate $100 to ALSA.org and do this nail art inspired by the ALS awareness ribbon, which is blue pinstripes on a white base.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a disease that has personally impacted my life, as my grandpa passed away from a few years ago. I made my donation in his memory. If you have a moment, ALSA.org's easy-to-read summary of the disease is worth a read.


In this nail art, I used:
Nicole by OPI Yoga Then Yogurt
DIOSA I Sea You

For the pinstripes, I used my new Pure Color No. 9 striper brush from Stylish Nail Art Shop. I loved using this brush for my freehand pinstripes -- it created super super thin lines. The trick was keeping a steady hand, since the thinness of the lines showed every wiggle!


Thanks OPI for the challenge nomination! I nominate my sister Kelsey, Laura at Polish All the Nails, and Leslie at Work Play Polish.

8 comments:

  1. The Dalai Lama's NailsAugust 27, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Well done, girl - a pretty mani, and an important donation to ALS.

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  2. Great manicure for ALS awareness!

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  3. Simple but beautiful nail art for a good cause. <3

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  4. they look really nice! Great work on the thin lines. I'm sorry about your grandfather... thank you for the link. I've seen a lot of ALS awareness stuff recently, but not much actual info about what it is.

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  5. Even a simple design like this looks awesome with your magic!!!!!

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  6. Wow, gorgeous! You really do have an incredibly steady hand to create those lines. Simple, but beautiful mani for a great cause.

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