Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Memorial Day Nails
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Memorial Day Nails

4:00 AM

Welcome to my Memorial Day week long special!  Now I know that for a lot of people this is the kickoff to summer.  Here in Jersey it’s the first weekend that EVERYONE packs their vacation gear and goes down the shore for the first time of the season.  It’s also when out of staters come too.  I will say though, when you’re driving on the parkway if you are going the speed limit (which I think is 65) please move over.  Otherwise you’re going to have lots of Jersey and NY people who will be very aggressive.  Let’s just put it this way, I usually keep to the right lanes because I don’t want to deal with it, unless I want to pass you. 

Anyway, really off topic!

This is the first post of my Memorial Day special.  I wanted to start off with a Mani Monday that shows the true meaning of Memorial Day.  It’s not just about BBQ’s and the summer’s kickoff.  It’s about remembering those who have served or are currently serving (and of course their families) in the United States military.  They risk their lives protecting the rest of us.  I know there’s a lot of people out there that don’t believe this and I’m not angry at you.  I know everyone is entitled to their opinion but at least keep that one to yourself on the upcoming holiday.  So, today is my Memorial Day mani that shows both the yellow ribbon for my support to our troops and I decided to add a shadow to the memorial of the Marine Corps War memorial that is dedicated to the United States Marine Corp who have been killed since 1775.  This statue is actually modeled after a photograph that was taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War 2.  Below is the tutorial for this but it’s pretty straight forward.  You’ll need a nail art pen, some star gems and a steady hand!


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  1. How cute are those little flags!!! You're so Memorial Day ready!

    pumps and push-ups

  2. Pretty! I love the little star gems!

    The Closet by Christie

  3. How fun! Perfect for the holiday!

  4. You are right, often times we make it all about the barbecue and forget the real mvps'. Lovely nails Monica!


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