Today is Remembrance Sunday in the UK, a day set aside in the calendar for remembering the sacrifice of all our fallen British and Commonwealth armed forces servicemen/women. It comes around on the second Sunday in November every year, to coincide with Armistice Day on 11th November. Like we do on Armistice Day, a two minute silence will be observed across the British Isles at 11am... A time to reflect and remember... We also buy and wear our poppies with pride!
For my poppy manicure I started with a base of two coats of white. I then used a square paintbrush and slightly watered down, red acrylic paint to literally dash on some abstract poppy shapes. I then took a pointed brush and green paint to add a few more smaller dashes or 'leaves' lol. Once that was all dry I used black and white nail art pens to turn the blobs into poppies and topcoated.
I'm usually too much of a perfectionist to pull off these abstract-ish mani's... But my inner boho threw caution to the wind and I gave it a good go without allowing any touch-ups... I love the result and enjoyed painting them so much, took 10 minutes at most!
Barry M: Matte White, Color Club: Topcoat, Barry M Nail Art Pens, Red and Green Acrylic Paint, Paintbrushes
On Remembrance Sunday I think of my Great Grandfather who was a German POW and my Great Uncles who fell in the Second World War leaving my young Grandfather behind. I think of all those souls across the world, many of whom were loved and lost and many that overcame. I think of the mix of English and German genes that came together in those times, and eventually made me...
What will you be remembering?