Friday, December 16, 2011

Guest Post from Jackie Clark!

Goodmorning readers! Today I have a guest post from Jackie Clark. I received an email from her a few days ago requesting a guest post on my blog. She wanted to address the issue of beauty and its effects on cancer patients. She wrote up a short article to post on my blog

Just a bit about Jackie, she does the outreach for the Mesothelioma Cancer, which is the leading resource for Mesothelioma Cancer. She has a passion for fashion and believes that all women need to feel beautiful no matter what the circumstance. Keep reading to see what she has to say!

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, are in the middle of treatments or are finally cancer-free, you'll want to feel beautiful and comfortable in your own skin. Whether you've been given a mesothelioma life expectancy or have overcome mesothelioma, you'll want to feel better about yourself, both inside and on the outside. Fashion and beauty is one of the best ways to perk up both your look and your mood, and manicures and nail art will give you an instant pick-me-up. Plus, if you ask one of your family members or friends to do your manicure for you, they'll feel like they're helping out and you'll bond with them while getting beautified.

There are several styles of nail art, including airbrushing, free-style, stamping and 3D art. Airbrushing is a technique that requires plenty of practice, so it’s best to let a professional manicurist design your nails. Several colors are used to create detailed designs. Manicurists who are skilled at airbrushing will be able to use several colors for the design, while newbie’s will only use one or two colors.

Free-style nail art is popular amongst experienced nail techs or highly artistic people. Small nailbrushes are used to create miniature designs. Even novices can create their own basic free-style nail designs, like stripes or polka dots.

Stamp nail art is another option for beginners, even though some skilled nail designers use stamps to enhance their art. Stamps are simply pre-made designs that are easily applied to the nail.

Three-dimensional nail art is popular in Asian countries, and some nail techs in the U.S. use this technique as well. However, 3D nail art isn’t practical, and isn’t the best choice for daily wear.

Cancer patients undergo a tremendous amount of medical procedures, like chemotherapy and radiation, as well as a ton of stress. Improving your appearance can help to alleviate some of this stress - sometimes when people look better, they feel better too. Taking care of your nails isn't a lengthy, exhausting process. Plus, if you don't feel like you have the skill to make nail designs yourself, you can ask a close friend to help you out.

Thank you to Jackie Clark for addressing this issue! It is important for all women to feel beautiful no matter their age, situation or anything of the sort. We all have gone through a point where makeup and clothes have made us feel more confident with ourselves and moreso for cancer patients. Most importantly, if you do know someone who is diagnosed with cancer, give them a hand and make them feel beautiful for a day :)



  1. That is a nice post! Hope it helps someone!

  2. There are many well known forms of cancer, such as lung, breast, and liver. One type that not too many people have heard of, is called Mesothelioma Cancer. Just like almost all other kinds of this horrifying disease, this variety is also almost always fatal.

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