Sunday, 10 November 2013

Poppy Nails for Remembrance Day

"Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918.
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war."

Poppy Nails for Remembrance Day
For my manicure today, the red polish that I have used is Essie Russian Roulette. The white is Barry M Matt White. I painted the poppies free hand with a small nail art brush, with the polishes: Sally Hansen Insta Dri Rapid Red, Barry M Matt White and Black.

Poppy Nails for Remembrance Day

Poppy Nails for Remembrance Day
This manicure is a small way to pay tribute to the soldiers who have laid down their lives to protect us.
"Lest we forget ... "


  1. That is absolutely beautiful..what fabulous freehand painting!

  2. Love this, really pretty and perfect for 11/11

    1. Thanks! I loved this manicure as well - didn't want to take it off!! :-)