6 November 2012

'Lest We Forget' ~ Remembrance Nails

Every year in November on the build up to Remembrance Sunday I make sure I buy a poppy to raise money for The Royal British Legion. The money raised nationwide helps to raise awareness of those who have bravely fought for their country in the past as well as those who still do today.

I took this little piece of information off The Royal British Legion website:

"The poppy is an instantly recognisable symbol of respect for those who've made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts past and present. As the nation's custodian of Remembrance, the Legion is committed to helping everyone understand the importance of Remembrance, so those sacrifices are never forgotten."

I have my poppy already, but I wanted to do a little something different this year which is why I came up with my poppy nail design.


I found them really easy to do folks so I urge you all to have a go and show your support this weekend . I took four colours from my mountain of Barry M nail polishes.


To create this look I used Barry M 'Bright Red, Black, Matt White and Spring Green'.

I painted all of my nails white for my base colour; I reckon however that this look would look quite good with a black base coat. Once your base colour is dry you can then roughly paint on a poppy shape. Don't worry about being neat, I find that with these types of nail designs the unorganised look of the design is a nice touch.

Once the flower is dry add a black dot into the middle and then a few green leaves. That is all there is to it, you now have poppy nails! Of course, remember to put a nice clear top coat on top so that your nail design is more protected.

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  1. These are soo good!! I love them!
    http://simplyjustnatalie.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  2. This is amazing, very detailed xoxoxo

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    1. Yay, I'm glad you like, thank you :) xx

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  3. How did you manage using the other hand, whichever you don't write with? so pretty. My nail polish collection needs increasing! xxx

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    1. At first I found it hard and I still do depending on how detailed you need to be. I can manage it ok just about, I think it is just practice :)

      It would never be as good as the other side though, I just don't have as much control if you know what I mean xx

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    2. Yeah I know what you mean :). you've done a great job :). I might start doing some nail art, I never have really had much time for my nails! xxx

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    3. You should have a go :) xx

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  4. Cute nails hun, love the detailing of the flowers :) I find when it comes to doing nail art on the other hand it never works out as well either lol.

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.co.uk
    xxxx

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    1. To be honest, the more I'm doing I find the better the other hand is starting to look :) xx

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  5. So cute and original, love it!

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    1. I'm glad you liked them Gaby :) xx

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  6. where did you get the pen thing, that looks really easy to use. love your poppy nails they look great!

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    1. I got a set of 5 off ebay maybe about 2 years ago now. They we're pretty cheap, I reckon you could still get them off there :)

      Thank you :) xx

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  7. These are so so cute, perfect for remembrance day too!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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    1. I liked the message behind them :) thanks Sophie xx

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  8. they look beautiful, I thought they were nail wraps at first! I'm a new follower via Twitter x
    www.staceykane1988.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. This is lovely, its such a nice way to show support for remembrance day.

    Just to let you know, I love your blog and have chosen to nominate you for the Liebster and Versatile blogger award :)
    www.sarsaparilla21.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-liebster-blogger-versatile-blogger.html x

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I'll have a look :) xx

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  10. They look really lovely and its such a sweet way to remember.

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