Saturday, June 8, 2013

Emerald & Ash Semper Fidelis and In Times of War & Peace

Hey everybody!  Today I'm wrapping up my Emerald & Ash Armed Forces Collection posts with a double feature!  This is pretty daring of me because I don't usually take pictures of my left hand.  The middle finger nail on my left hand is a wonky shape and refuses to grow at all.  So do me a favor and look at the beautiful polish and not my wonky nail. :)  So far, I have shown you polishes representative of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force.  Today I have Semper Fidelis (United States Marine Corps) and In Times of War & Peace (United States Coast Guard).

From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we have the gorgeous and glittery Semper Fidelis! 

Emerald & Ash Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis is packed with different sizes of red, gold, and black glitters that correspond with the official U.S. Marine Corps logo.  I used the dab method for this application, and I only needed 2 little dabs for each nail because I was able to get so much on the brush.  I layered Semper Fidelis over Layla Ceramic Effect 20 (Mocha) and the result was beautiful!

Emerald & Ash Semper Fidelis




"First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean:
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine!"
Semper Fidelis is so shiny and reflective that I had trouble with the focus.  That's a good problem to have! :)

And last, but not least, we have In Times of War & Peace, a beautiful red, white and blue homage to our maritime safety and security patrols.  I live on the river, so I often see the U.S. Coast Guard out when I'm fishing. :) 

Emerald & Ash In Times of War & Peace

In Times of War & Peace has hex, square and micro glitters in a clear base.  There are also blue stars!  Of course, this would also make a wonderful Independence Day or Memorial Day polish.  The glitter was very easy to work with and applied evenly.  I layered In Times of War & Peace over Zoya Miley.

Emerald & Ash In Times of War & Peace

"From Aztec Shore to Arctic Zone,
To Europe and Far East,
The Flag is carried by our ships
In times of war and peace!"
I have really enjoyed wearing my Armed Forces Collection polishes this week.  I love the whole idea of an Armed Forces themed collection period.  I believe my favorite of them all is Wild Blue Yonder. :)  

For every polish sold from the Armed Forces Collection, Emerald & Ash is donating $1 to the USO.  Emerald & Ash polishes can be purchased on their website and on Etsy.  Emerald & Ash polishes are 3-Free and are not tested on animals.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day! :)

22 comments:

  1. They are both so fun and patriotic! Semper Fidelis reminds me of fall, and In Times of War & Peace is such a happy glitter mix!

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    1. I hadn't thought of it looking like fall, but you're right! :)

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  2. I absolutely love Semper Fidelis on your nails - the combination of colours just reminds me of Autumn! I'm going to be on the lookout for a dupe now :)

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    1. Thanks Miss Jemma! :) I'm loving Semper Fidelis too.

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  3. These are really pretty - I think Semper Fidelis would be great for fall.

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    1. Thank you! :) LOL...I'm embarrassed that all you girls thought of autumn and I never saw it. Oh well...too much coffee I guess. :P

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  4. Both glitters are really pretty, and I like the bases you chose for layering... it really shows off the glitters. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks Yun! I think the Layla Mocha will look good in a lot of layering combos...I just got it so I'll be trying it out more. :)

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  5. Awesome post!! :-D Wow, I've missed out on a lot in my absence! I just scrolled through your posts on the rest of the collection...what a cool idea, and I love that they have true meaning behind each polish. I can't believe I've never seen nor heard of this brand before either... being a packaging sucker, I like the polishes for the bottles alone. :P Thank you for sharing an eye-opening indie!

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    1. Yes you have! :) Yeah, I love the whole idea...and I think E&A has only started within the last few months.

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  6. Love these!!! In Times Of War And Peace is beautiful, love the stars in it!!!

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    1. Yes, it does...and apparently I'm the only one who missed that fact, LOL...

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  8. These are both awesome!! I love this collection... thanks for sharing it with us, especially since I've never heard of these. That first polish over the mocha base looks amazing.

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    1. Thanks! I love this collection too! And yeah, that mocha is such a pretty polish too. I'm gonna have to do a post on that one by itself. :)

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  9. these are really interesting polishes. the first esp has a really unique color combo going on. and hey i think we all have one wonky nail. mine is my index finger. totally different shape than all my other fingers. :)

    the painted ninja

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