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 and¬†I felt Terrible!!! ūüė¶ My sister¬†and I planted the butterfly bush and lilac bush I picked up last weekend! I love it ūüôā I’ve also been pretty sick the last couple of weeks so I apologize for the lack of posts recently¬†. :/

 

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 my¬†Red Angel stamp¬†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 a¬†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.¬†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 here¬†

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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 148 – Patriotic Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!

So this week I am not going to do a ‘Featured Color Friday’ Instead, a Patriotic Wednesday because of the way the holiday falls. I will¬†have another post by Saturday most likely. My work is closed on Friday¬†too this¬†year, woohoo!

I started out by painting my nails with two coats of “Ulta¬†– Snow White” and planned on doing a splatter mani using “Essie – Aruba Blue” and “Julep – Glenn” I have only done the splatter once and unfortunately this time it did not work out in my favor. However, fortunately… that it did not as I came up with the idea to use some of my stamps for some more double stamping. I used “Essie’s – No place like chrome” to create the fireworks in the background. I then took ‘Glenn’ and ‘Aruba Blue’ and used pieces of stamps to make the different size stars and place them accordingly.

Here is the final result. (Lots of pictures because¬†I LOVE this mani) ūüėÄ

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Alright guys, that’s it for me today.¬†What do you think of this years Independence Day mani?

What do you have planned for this Holiday weekend?

 

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NOTD 68 – 9/11

In honor of the tragedy that struck our Nation 11 years ago, I¬†did a small tribute on my nails. I know the saying is “Never Forget” But could any of us ever really forget that day? I know I could never, and I’m sure most of you feel the same.

I would¬†like to Thank the Service men and women who rose to the call that day, all those who¬†continue¬†to serve or protect our country now today, and everywhere in between. ¬†I would also¬†like to Honor¬†all those we lost in the¬†tragedy, and the war that has followed…

On to the nails I will make it quick ūüėÄ

“Essie – Aruba Blue” on the thumbs and pinkys¬†with “Milani – White” and my new stamp showcased in this post.

“E.l.f. – light red” on remaining three fingers and the 9/11 Twin Tower art with “China Glaze – Liquid Leather”

Enjoy ūüėÄ

9/11 was a reminder that the bonds of family can be severed in an instant. They are essential, crucial, valuable, fragile.” – Peter Jennings

NOTD 46 – Independence Day

This weeks mani’s theme is in honor of Wednesdays Holiday,¬†Independence Day.¬†I used “Julep – Glenn”for my red,¬† “Milani – White”, “Essie – Aruba Blue”. I did a needle dragging technique that I first saw on¬†Nicole’s¬†website “Polish me, Please” If you have never heard of it or want some instructions, (either way) you should check out her site because it’s pretty Awesome! She had mentioned that if you do not chose the right polishes, it tends to look a little more like marbling, which my right hand does. ūüė¶ I still love the way it came out though, I think it makes it more fun that some look like needle dragging and others kind of like marbling.

Here is my right hand, all but the pinky came out more like the needle dragging. the pinky and my whole right hand look like a cross between needle dragging and marbling.

And here is the right:

Well there you have it, my Patriotic Mani for the 4th. What are you wearing on your nails today?

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