Happy Memorial Day!!

7:00:00 AM

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!!!  I hope all of you (in the states) have enjoyed your weekend and have an awesome Memorial Day planned.  In honor of this holiday, I have a patriotic manicure for you all today!

I had a great manicure in mind, but when I sat down to paint, I realized that if I did what I was planning, the flag would have been backwards.  This meant I was back to square one.  I was talking the other night with @Arlyn531 on Twitter, she tweeted me a picture of her amazing Fourth of July manicure (seriously, click that link), which I fell in love with and in turn had to copy.  I love how she used rhinestones for the stars!  Thank you so much for sharing your picture/design with me!  This means that now I'm going to have to come up with something completely original for the Fourth since I hijacked Memorial Day :).

Without further ado, here are my Memorial Day Nails.  Instead of doing one flag, I did one on my thumb as well.  First two pictures are sun, last three are in the shade :)






Colors Used:

  • Blue Nails
    • Sinful Colors - Midnight Blue
    • Sinful Colors - Hottie
  • Red Nail 
    • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Red Carpet
  • Flag 
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • Sinful Colors - Sugar, Sugar (Red)
    • Sinful Colors - Midnight Blue
I think Miss Arlyn's nails came out better.  My stripes aren't 100% straight and I don't have the rhinestones which I'm extremely jealous of.

For my blue nails, I wanted them to pop, I did not want them to just be a plain base color, so I added a glitter polish which I didn't really want to purchase in the first place.  Boy, am I glad I did, Hottie has quickly become one of my favorite glitters.  While this manicure doesn't show it, Hottie a blue glitter polish set in a very sheer jelly blue base.  The glitter just shines a whole lot of colors, I really can't explain it.  My next manicure I hope will capture it better.  

Since I was using Hottie on my blue nails, I needed to make sure my red nails stood out.  Red Carpet by Sally Hansen is a gorgeous red polish with very fine silver flecks in it.  When it is on the nail, it resembles ruby slippers, which I think would have been a much more appropriate name for the polish.

The flags were simple and were done with my usual tool, the tooth pick.  The lines were done with a striper, and with my shaky hand, they were a bit crooked, but oh well, the flag blowing in the wind isn't perfect.

Let us not forget our troops, past and present, who have fought and are continuing to fight for our freedom.  It is because of them we are able to freely live our lives.  God Bless our Troops and America :)

Have a great day everyone!

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