Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014: Some Gave All

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Memorial Day Nail Art

Happy Memorial Day, Loves!  As those of us in the US are preparing to fire up the barbeque and spend time with family and friends, I want to take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the day.  Today is a day of celebration but also a day to remember the fallen soldiers who gave their lives fighting for our freedom.

I tend to relate life to music, and on this day every year these lyrics come to mind:

“All gave some, and some gave all 
Some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall.
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all”
~Some Gave All, Billy Ray Cyrus

To all of the mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, son and daughters, brothers and sisters, relatives, friends and soldiers who have lost a loved one while fighting for our freedom, please know that we have not forgotten their sacrifice.  Today, we celebrate those honorable men and women who gave their lives so that we may be free.

My manicure today is in their honor.

Memorial Day Nails

I started with a base of Couture After Midnight (swatched here) and Couture Ooh La La French (swatched here).  I then dotted the After Midnight nails with Ooh La La French. 

I scrubbed ArstyFartsy Crafts Red White and Blue glitter onto the ring finger and freehanded stripes of Couture Haute Pink on the middle and pinkie nails.  The heart on the ring finger is also Couture Haute Pink, and the words “Some Gave All” are painted in Mundo de Unas Black.

I don’t think I’ve shown you Couture Haute Pink before.  The name is a bit misleading.  This is not a pink, but rather a classic red cream.  It applies beautifully and is opaque in two coats.
Couture Gel Polish Haute Pink Swatch

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day!


*The gel polishes used in this post were provided by Couture Gel Nail Polish for my honest review.  All other products were purchased by me.


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