It’s Independence Day here in the U.S.! It’s a day that admittedly fills me with emotion. I have several military men in my family and I have always loved our history- bring those two together and it instills in me a fierce patriotism and loyalty. While history shows that no country is blemish-free and we face the scars for many years of wrong-doings, we have to celebrate that which makes us united and unique. In the U.S. no three colors say it better than Red, White and Blue.
Clockwise from left: NYX Cottage Cheese, MAC Blue Stripe, MAC Nautical Navy, MAC Red Racer, Burberry Pearl White
You *can* wear the three together without looking overly ridiculous. (to make the navy eye less harsh and more summer-day appropriate I blended some bronze and gold shades in).
Speaking of, Hugh Laurie once made a comment in an interview that I thought was so hilarious and unexpected. The interviewer was asking Hugh if they celebrated Thanksgiving over in England and his response was, “Well, no, I mean we mourn the loss of the colonies so…” LOL!
L-R: China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway, OPI Alpine Snow, Zoya Rekha
This was not the mani I had in mind, but it will have to do. I tried my hardest to do some fancy nail art and after several frustrating attempts I opted to just bling out a nail instead. I mean, when else can I wear blue and red gems on my nails?!
And now, gratuitous fireworks photos taken by yours truly many years before owning a DSLR.
If you celebrate, I hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July! How do I celebrate? By going out on the water and swimming, then a gathering for a BBQ, with the fireworks to round out the night.