Hey There Polished People!
Here we are with the billionth installment of Stamping Saturday! Jk on the “billionth” part but it has been going on for a while. That’s partially why we decided to open it up to others outside of The Lacquer Ring. So- if you have a stamped mani you want to share, make sure you add it to the linkup at the bottom of this page or the bottom of any of the other ladies’ posts. I may be a little slow on the linking up this week because when this goes live I’ll be camping. Memorial Day is often known for camping and cookouts, but it’s really a day to honor those we’ve lost while in the armed forces, and for my family we also spend time remembering our other family members that have passed as well. I don’t mean to get too somber here, as that’s usually not my style, but it’s important that we remember the purpose of this holiday, and then pour out some liquor for the homies who didn’t make it, so to speak, then enjoy our family and, at the risk of sounding cheesy, our freedom.
For today’s stamped look, I suppose I technically followed the prompt because it is stamped, but I feel a little cheatish because I only stamped three nails (including the elusive thumb, which is the same as my index finger in case you’re wondering). Anyway, here they are!
Memorial Day Stamped Skittles
To get these nails I started with a white base, then used tape and Essie Jelly Apple and Revlon Royal for the chevron/herringbone-y middle and pinky nails. For the majestic eagle I made a kinda camo-inspired red and blue background just using a nail art brush and those same two jelly polishes. I then stamped the white with one of the BM holiday collection plates which I’m sure was intended for the 4th of July. What can I say, I’m a rebel. The flag stamp is also from that same plate (BM H25, FYI) and I used a navy blue Ulta polish (Moody Blues?) and OPI Big Apple Red on the stamp, then scraped diagonally so as not to mix the colors and it was super easy to get the two colors. Anyway, after all that was done, I slapped on some Seche and called it macaroni, not unlike Yankee Doodle, which coincidentally is also quite patriotic.
What are you all doing for the long weekend if you live in the US? If you don’t live here- you probably have 40 times more vacation days than us anyway so- I hope you’re working Monday! Ha. 😉 Seriously though- thank you all for reading and commenting and till next time- Happy Polishing!!
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