Thyroid Disease Awareness

Tuesday 20 January 2015

January is Thyroid Disease Awareness Month! Serena of Citruseyes on IG asked me to take part in a mani collab with a number of other nail artists in order to raise awareness of thyroid diseases.

For anyone wondering, the thyroid is the butterfly shaped gland, located in the neck, that is responsible for releasing hormones that regulate growth and metabolism. Some examples of thyroid diseases include: Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease, thyroid cancer and postpartum thyroiditis, but, there are many more! There are no cures for most thyroid diseases but there are various treatments including surgery, medication, hormone replacement and lifestyle modifications. For anyone wanting more information visit the American Thyroid Association or Thyroid UK.

Moving onto the mani - I decided to create blue butterfly wings since the thyroid is the butterfly gland and blue is the chosen colour for TDA.  

Ok so here is the design! I was really happy with how they turned out! The base colour was Aquamarine by +lacquer lust which I talked about in my last post. I love this colour, the holo shimmer is just perfect for the wings! I drew the wing detail using Barry M's nail art pens in black and white. These pens are super easy to use and give you great control for detail.

 Hope you guys liked it!

Rach xx

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