Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!  I've been pretty busy with a bunch of things - and staying at my parents for the holiday weekend - so I have a lot to catch you up on.  But I'll save that for another post, because today I want to wish everyone a very happy Memorial Day!  I hope you all are doing something fun (or at least eating ridiculous amounts of pasta salad).  Any family picnics today or this weekend?  Any swimming?  Oh goodness, I wish I had a pool, or at least a pool membership.  It is SO INSANELY HOT today.  Ever single year I forget how hot it gets during these warm-weather months.  Tonight my family and I are having a Quorn cookout, complete with pasta salad, three bean salad, potato wedges, and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.  YUM!  Now on to the Memorial Day mani :)

Nicole A New Kind of Blue, OPI Catch Me in Your Net
Nicole Yum-egranate, Kiss Nail Art stickers

I used all kinds of polishes for this take on stars and stripes.  I started with two coats of Nicole A New Kind of Blue (which is GORGEOUS!), then painted stripes with two coats of OPI Catch Me in Your Net.  Next I made dots with Nicole Yum-egranate and then pressed Kiss Nail Art rhinestones into each one.  I topped it all with Seche Vite.  The rhinestones didn't photograph too well for some reason, but the overall theme was, obviously red, white, and blue.  I made stripes and ended each one with a star for a different take on the stars and stripes.



So what are you all doing for Memorial Day?  Or what have you done so far?  I was hoping to go for a bike ride today but my sister refuses to venture out in this heat (which is probably a good idea).  So instead I'm going to do a little yard work, some reading, some job apps (yippee), and then some cooking.  Have a great day!!

10 comments:

Tierney said...

This is gorgeous Brooke! I love it!!

Brooke said...

aww, thanks Tierney!! Have a great Memorial Day :) It's awesome having a three day weekend!!

Michelle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! :D

Jennifer said...

I think this is the coolest manicure I have ever seen. :D Looks so nice!!!

Brooke said...

Thanks so much, Michelle!! So great to see you :)

Thank you Jennifer!! wow!! so nice of you :) thanks!!!

Linnie said...

Very nice, I love the striping :D

Skulda said...

cute mani!

Brooke said...

Thanks Linnie :)

Thanks so much, Skulda!!

gildedangel said...

That is so cute!!

Kimberly said...

That subtle little line makes this a knock-out. Hope your holiday at home was enjoyable. I'm with your sis, I stay indoors!!

 
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