Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Hey everybody!  Are you enjoying your Memorial Day weekend so far?  My family is having a cookout on Monday, which will consist of hamburgers, sausage dogs, potato salad, and eating too much in general. :)

I am an extremely patriotic girl...always have been.  I love my country!  I wanted to do a patriotic mani in honor of this very important holiday, so I employed Pure Ice Hit the Floor, Milani High Speed White on the Spot, and China Glaze Frostbite for the task.  

Pure Ice Hit the Floor, Milani High Speed White on the Spot, China Glaze Frostbite

Pure Ice Hit the Floor is a deep, glittery red that looks great as my anchor color.  After all, America and sparkles are two of my very favorite things! :)  

Pure Ice Hit the Floor, complete with patriotic fingerprint

Milani White on the Spot is a thick one-coater and a bit Liquid Paper-ish, but (1) its almost cartoonish result sort of goes along with the fun aspect, and (2) I don't own OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. :)  China Glaze Frostbite is the absolutely perfect All-American blue.

Every heart rings true for the red, white and blue!!

I used a couple of Broadway Nail appliques for the stars and topped the whole thing off with CND Air Dry.  I really love how this turned out!  Makes me want to sing all the U.S. Armed Forces themes that I learned back in school.  Those are some great theme songs!  My personal favorite is "Anchors Aweigh" (U.S. Navy). :)

God bless America!

So how are you spending this Memorial Day weekend?  It's fun to be off work and with your family cooking hot dogs and eating ice cream, but take time on Monday to remember why we celebrate this day:  to honor our fallen service men and women who have fought for our freedom and made the ultimate sacrifice.

I hope you have a lovely evening and a very safe and happy Memorial Day! :)

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Hit The Floor is gorgeous! I definitely need it.

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    1. Thank you! :) Yes, Hit the Floor has got very fine glitter...it's a really pretty polish.

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  2. Lovely manicure!! So patriotic and so pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much! :) Love my red, white and blue!!

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  3. Fun and simple memorial manicure! :)

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  4. Looooove that blue and the stars! Gorgeous! X

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    1. Thanks Em! :) I personally think you'd love this blue!

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  5. This is really cute! Frostbite is a great blue, I used up a bottle of it and have bought another!

    I hope it stops raining here so we can BBQ and be in the pool, but it has been storming for days. So who knows?

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    1. Thanks! :) This was first time using Frostbite, but I love it. One of my clients actually gave it to me for Christmas...it doesn't look nearly as bright on as in the bottle. Maybe by Monday the storms will be over. :)

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  6. Frostbite is such an amazing blue ♥ I've been thinking about wearing it solo for tomorrow, but I've got an 8 year old's luau to attend and I'm kind of torn on what to wear. Your mani is gorgeous. It actually makes me want to pull out my untried ChG Ruby Pumps.

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    1. Thank you! :) Yes, Frostbite is amazing. Hmmmm...a luau could mean all kinds of colors, but I'm thinking that Pina Colada you sported a few days back...:)

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  7. Very pretty! I love frostbite. It's such a nice blue. :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I really love Frostbite. I wonder why it took so long to wear it! :)

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  8. Cute mani! Frostbite is sooo pretty! I've got to get my paws on it soon. :-)

    ~ Yun

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