October is breast cancer awareness month and last weekend I was lucky enough to be booked to work with the amazing Victorias Secret and the even more amazing Future Dreams charity. Every weekend in October a big pink bus will be in a different city, it started in Stratford Westfield and is heading to Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh, the purpose of the bus is to raise awareness about breast cancer, and how important it is for men and women to check themselves regularly.
On the bus there was a photo booth, some super gorgeous underwear and then on the top deck myself and another lovely nail tech Kay (@kaycoopernailss) We were doing natural manicures, adding either heart decals or ribbon decals. Most importantly both days there was a nurse in a little private part of the bus chatting to people about how to check themselves, what to look for and was also speaking to ladies who have and had been affected by breast cancer. I was chatting to the lovely ladies who were having their nails done and hearing such incredible stories, and how and why they came down to the bus.
Future Dreams was started in 2008 by mother and daughter Sylvie Henry and Danielle Leslie. By a cruel twist of fate, they were both diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Danielle just 35 and a mother of 3 young children. Tragically both women lost their lives to the disease within a year of each other in 2009. Since 2008 the charity have raised over £6.5m for support, awareness and research. Most recently they have opened a house in Kings Cross where they will be running events and people can come to meet like minded people and keep the conversation going. You can find out more about this amazing charity here on their website.
Who is she?!
Based in London, Natalie offers the full range of hand and feet prettification services at your own home, as well as at work, parties, weddings, events and everything in between! These include manicures, pedicures, gel polish and a special talent for gorgeous nail art (see her social media feeds for proof of said gorgeousness). Natalie is fully qualified with 10 years of experience under her belt and even offers little discounts for parties & larger groups if you speak to her nicely. She’s the life and soul of any hen party, loves anything remotely sparkly and is an avid festival goer (ask about her special ‘festival nail’ designs).