"The National Day of Singapore is celebrated every year on 9 August , in commemoration of Singapore's Independence from Malaysia in 1965. This holiday features the National Day Parade, an address by the Prime Minister of Singapore, and fireworks celebration." - Wikipedia
I've been looking forward to this holiday. Finally, a break from work. And I get to attempt a manicure displaying national pride this National Day (Singapore), something I was ill-prepared to do last year. The best part is having some of the other Singaporean nail bloggers and enthusiasts showcasing theirs together! I'll link them at the end of this post.
Not to bore you, but here are some snippets about our tiny little city state island, literally a dot on the world map:
♥ We were once a British colony, founded by Sir Stamford Raffles.
♥ Our national mascot, the Merlion, is a mythical creature with a head of a lion, and body of a fish. It represents Singapore's original name Singapura, "lion city, and her humble origin as a fishing village.
♥ More than National Day, I look forward to the Singapore Grand Prix every year, dubbed as the "Crown Jewel of F1" by Formula One's supremo.
♥ Singapore's landmarks and skylines are continually evolving. Current landmarks and icons include:
- The Singapore Flyer, world's largest observation wheel (for the moment)
- The Esplanade, one of the world's busiest arts centres
- Marina Bay Sands, world's most expensive standalone casino property
- ArtScience Museum, world's first ArtScience museum
- Helix Bridge, world's best transport building 2010, world's first in architectural and engineering bridge design
- Gardens by the Bay, houses flora from all over the world
- The Float@Marina Bay, world's largest floating stage, and where the National Day action takes place
A view of (most of) the above landmarks:
In celebration, here's the National Day pride mani I've been working on a good half of the day, a jazzed-up Singapore flag:
Of course, I looked to the bright, glittery Ruby Pumps for the red on our flag, the only bright red I own. There was no way I could ever free hand stars, so I looked to my stamping plate in m17 for assistance. The crescent moon, however, was done free hand. The irregular dots were added to give a confetti effect, for a more celebratory mood.
Used in this mani (in order they're layered):
1 coat Poshe Nail Strengthening Treatment Basecoat
2 coats OPI Alpine Snow
2 coats China Glaze Ruby Pumps
1 coat Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers
1 coat OPI Happy Anniversary (over Alpine Snow)
1 coat stamped Konad Special Nail Polish White (with Konad stamping plate m42)
1 coat Poshe Super-fast Drying Topcoat
Cheers to 47 years and more progress to come!
Fellow Singaporean nail enthusiasts & their National Day pride:
♥ Inky Polisholicious
♥ My Polish Adventures
♥ Notes of Grace
♥ The Colored Glass
♥ The Frenzied Polisher
♥ The Subtle Shimmer
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