Hello lovelies. Hope everyone is having a good week so far. We’re officially half way to the weekend! Today in Canada though, it’s Remembrance Day which a solemn day where we stop to remember those who have served in the military & sacrificed their own lives during War.
This year is strange because most of the Remembrance Day ceremonies that we would attend are now, understandably, being presented online because of COVID precautions. This is also the first Remembrance Day without my grandfather, who was a veteran. So I really wanted to do something special to mark the day, & I decided to recreate a poppy design I did a few years back.
For this manicure, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails
- Top Coat: Essie Gel Setter
- Essence Miracle Stone
- Sally Hansen CSM Warm Regards
- Sally Hansen CSM Red My Lips
- Sally Hansen CSM Red Over Heels
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Get Mod
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Blacky-O
- NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio (COFFEE10 saves you 10%!)
I like this design because it’s subtle, respectful & not too in your face. The poppy can be such a controversial item to wear (& where you decide to wear it) so I didn’t want to paint a nail art look that could offend anyone. Coming from a strongly military family, I’ve always made sure to stop & acknowledge the day, & pay my respects to those whose sacrifices ensured my freedoms.
What do you think of this look? Do you honour Remembrance Day in your part of the world? Let me know in the comments below.