Saturday, 9 November 2013

Remembrance Day Poppy Nails

Lest We Forget


Hey all, hope you are all well. Its a very miserable, dull and rainy Saturday here today :( but the weather won't stop me from doing my nails, even though I can't get a decent photo outside! 
This is the first year I have done my nails in remembrance for all the brave soldiers we have lost over the years, and I chose to do a Poppy design.
I'm not normally a green polish person, though I have quite a few bottles!! And choosing the right shade of green was a bit tricky. After some trial and error I found the right shade. 


Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Grass Slipper




 This polish was one of my bargain buys from Poundland. A beautiful cream, grass colour. Could easy be a one coater, but as always I did two.





A beautiful shine too, no top coat here! For the Poppies I used the red and black polish I got earlier this week in the Glamour Magazine.

Kate Spade NI in Big Apple Red and New York Noir

 With a dotting tool I made poppy/flower shapes on each nail. I admit some just look like dodgy blobs lol, but I'm happy with them.






Then again with a smaller dotting tool added black dots to the centre of each poppy.







It was so overcast outside that the flash on my camera still went off over though I had light going into my light box. So I stood outside on the front step to quickly get another two photos in somewhat natural lighting.
I love these so much, even though as I said earlier I'm not a green polish person!! Hope you like them too :)
Thats all for today, have a great weekend and stay safe...


16 comments:

  1. I love these, I may try this tonight, remembrance is so important, every little helps!

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    1. Love to see it if you do :) Thank you x

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  2. these are great :) I did a poppy nail art a few days ago but I am still trying to get use to my new camera once I am happy with the pics I will post them on my blog hehe xxx

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    1. I take loads of photo's and choose the best ones lol, I haven't got the best camera but it does the job :) x

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  3. Look great! lovely idea to show your support.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  4. I love them! I have painted mine also, cobalt blue with red poppies, but I think your gorgeous green is a better background! I've not use Sally Hansen polishes before, I love that colour though!

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    1. Thank you, I bet your's look amazing too :) x

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  5. These are so cute! I might try them with a white background x

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  6. Great idea, a fantastic way to show your support. Next year you should offer Poppy Manicures for a donation and then give the proceeds to The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.

    Kate H (UK Bloggers)
    Help Me With My Hair Style Dilemma

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    1. Thank you so much, thats an awesome idea. To be honest I never considered myself talented enough to do other people nails x

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  7. Beautifully done. I agree with Kate H's idea. You should plan something on those lines considering how good you are at nailart.

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