Monday, August 5, 2013

Navy to Army

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The idea for the Navy manicure arose because I have a friend who's in the Navy and I told him a while ago that I would do nail art based off of the Navy Work Uniform. However, creating the design of the Army Combat Uniform is centered around my brother.
Keep reading to see the tutorial for this technique as well as the story behind the manicure.

I used the same technique for both of these manicures which you can see in the video tutorial I made:

For this manicure, I used two brushes from Born Pretty Store.
The finer tip brush, found here, has been my favorite brush for a few months now. I love how it simplifies creating smaller details, especially compared to trying to use my larger brushes.

The second brush I used to create the strokes, found here, has come in handy too. I'm not as big of a fan of it as the finer tip one and don't find myself using it as often but it does come in second. I like it for bigger details since I can thin it out and thicken it up depending on how much polish I use on the brush.

The Story:
Only a few days ago, my brother went to MEPS and signed a contract with the Army. It's only a few months until he leaves for boot camp and I'm dreading it. In April he told me that he wanted to join the Army and I wasn't happy about it at all. With some convincing he then settled on joining the Navy, an idea that didn't sound as bad. Though in what seemed like a blink of an eye, he changed his mind back. I have nothing against the Army and I respect every branch of the military, my issue here is that my brother, my best friend, is putting himself in danger and there's nothing I can do about it. To make matters worse, he's joining Infantry and going into training to be an Airborne Ranger. Quite frankly, the idea of this sucks to me. Since my Dad's passing, I've always thought of my brother as the only part of him that I have left, and now I feel as if I'm losing that too. Although I'm not happy about it, I have to support him. He's always supported me and he needs it now more than ever. Despite me disagreeing and knowing I'll miss him more than I can explain, I want him to know I'm here. I support you, Tyler. You have Mom, Amy, and me behind you.
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  1. Aw such a touching post, Christa ♥ I can only imagine what it would feel like to have someone so close to you leave for the army.

  2. I'm loving these two manis! Lovely tutorial too. Very very nice.

  3. Thank you so much for being open and vulnerable in this post. And such beautiful manicures to express your love for your brother!

  4. I love the Original Mint polish! So pretty!


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