Stamping Saturday – Memorial Day

I know.. I know.. I am very late in posting my SS look this week! :/ As I mentioned in my other post my sister is visiting, and today she came over to help me garden. I went to Lowes and got some edging rocks to match what I already have out front and some bags of dirt… well my Stepdad went with me and they dropped a brick on his truck and scratched it andĀ I felt Terrible!!! šŸ˜¦ My sisterĀ and I planted the butterfly bush and lilac bush I picked up last weekend! I love it šŸ™‚ I’ve also been pretty sick the last couple of weeks so I apologize for the lack of posts recentlyĀ . :/

 

Although Memorial Day is so much more than just the un-official start to Summer, I did some festive nails for the occasion. I painted two coats of Nina Ulta Pro’s Cobalt and then Darling Diva’s Home of the Brave. I then stamped Ulta’s Snow White using myĀ Red Angel stampĀ RA319.

This glitter topper is so special and I saved it just for this occasion! This is one of Darling Diva’s ‘Cause’ polishes. 100% of the proceeds from this purchase goes to the DAV in her fathers honor as he is aĀ Vietnam Veteran. I absolutely love this topper and love how special it is to her, which makes it special to me. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but my husband was in the Army and he went to Iraq twice.Ā I am also involved in my local American Legion where we give back to the community and give back to our Veteran and Active Duty families, those serving overseas, Homeless Veterans, Disabled Veterans, etc. like this. The polish is $10.00 and can be found hereĀ 

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So while you are having your BBQ’s this weekend and celebrating the un-official start to summer, please take the time to remember those who have died for our Freedom. Happy Memorial Day everyone.

Don’t forget to check out the other girls Stamping Saturdays

NOTD 177 – Nail art Contest – Holiday Decorations

Well guys, we still don’t know who won Week 1 yet ‘Snow’. They have extended the voting in to Wednesday night and they will announce on Thursday. If you have not already voted for week 1, PLEASE do so šŸ™‚ The link can be found here. Remember to type your name, then your email, and finally the drop-down to your favorite (hopefully me) THANK YOU!

Alright guys, moving on to Week 2, As far as I know the voting ends for this on Saturday still unless they extend this, so shoot for it ending Saturday night. Get out and vote for this one too, ASAP. Remember these are two different weeks, so if you voted for Week 1’s Snow mani, please go and vote for Week 2’s Holiday decorations mani!!! šŸ™‚

For this mani, I went with a wreath theme. I used a smallĀ brush andĀ painted a wreath, with lights and a glittery bow, all decorations on their own or together, I hope you like it!

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I firstĀ painted two coats of Deborah Lippman’sĀ – New Flesh, for the wreath, I usedĀ Ulta’s Envy. I painted the string of lights although its covered mostly with the lights, using China Glaze’s Liquid Leather. For the light colors, I used Sinful Colors – Happy Ending, NubarĀ – Lustful Red, Spoiled by Wet N’ Wild – Designated Driver, Ruffian – Foxhunt, and Nina Ultra Pro – Cobalt. The bow was painted using Lustful Red and finally, I painted the glare on the lights using Milani Nail Art Silver glitter, and the middle of the bow.

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Well guys, what do you think of my submission to Week 2’s Holiday Decorations NPC Nail art Contest?

Remember to please vote! Voting can be done here: same way, type your name, your email, and then the drop down for Mae’s Beauty. One vote per email. THANK YOU!

Lastly don’t forget to also enter my Winter Nail care Giveaway **GIVEAWAY CLOSED** Thank you