Please take the time to read this about Breast Cancer (to read more click HERE ~ this is also the origin of the facts below!)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012:
- About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,510 women will die from breast cancer
After increasing for more than 2 decades, female breast cancer incidence rates began decreasing in 2000, then dropping by about 7% from 2002 to 2003. This large decrease was thought to be due to the decline in use of hormone therapy after menopause that occurred after the results of the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. This study linked the use of hormone therapy to an increased risk of breast cancer and heart diseases. Incidence rates have been stable since 2004.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%). Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
And, thus, Breast Cancer Awareness has become extremely important. It’s better to know about something scary rather than to run away and hide from it. Since PINK is the signature color for awareness, it has been adopted in SO many things: clothing, ribbons, and now, it’s also become a nail polish trend, as well. Pretty & Polished also has released a duo for Breast Cancer Awareness and they are called: You are Beautiful and BCA. These are gorgeous and Chelsea has even stated, “ll of the profits from the sale of these duos will be going to Little Red Door of Delaware County where I have personal experience dealing with the wonderful people who work there and have been the recipient of their kindness and support.” What a great way to spread the word and give to a great cause. For that reason alone, I say, “Please get this duo!” My swatches will show you my other reason. They are stunning.
You are Beautiful is just unbelievably gorgeous. It’s almost a crelly bubblegum pink. I absolutely love everything about this color. So feminine and delicate. I will definitely make a statement in October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month!). 3 coats shown below.
BCA is an equally stunning glitter top coat. Pink holographic glitters, as well as purple holos grace this polish. So so super stunning! I absolutely love these. 2 coats over You are Beautiful.
* Samples sent for review. All opinions are honest and my own. *