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I have been part of this Facebook group for months but never participated. I wanted to but always felt like my ideas did not execute well as nail art. The current prompt is “Inspired by a Cause” and since November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, I finally decided to do some nail art!


I mentioned before my mother passed away over 12 years ago but I do not think I said how. She died of stomach cancer. She was diagnosed about two years before her death but went into remission after a little over a year. The cancer returned with a vengeance only after a few months and spread to almost every major organ.

Stomach cancer has one of the highest mortality rates of any cancer. This is in part to the lack of research behind it. Early symptoms are consistent with those of other gastrointestinal issues and the disease is difficult to detect in early on. And, as you know, once the cancer progresses to higher stages the survival rate decreases drastically.


Periwinkle symbolizes stomach cancer awareness so I opted for an all over purple color palette. I was in the mood for sugar spinning and stamping so I combined both. I hope you like it!


inspired by a causeI started with 3 coats of Pahlish Mind Like a Diamond as my base.

I used Sephora by OPI Metro ChicCaffeine Fix and a mixture of Milani Power Periwinkle, Vivid Violet for the sugar-spin.

I stamped with Sephora by OPI Caffeine Fix and Pueen plates PUEEN37 PUEEN43.

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.


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