Monday, May 25, 2015

NOTDs: Memorial Day Manicures with Incoco's Made In America collection

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Hello!

There are four days each year where I like to make a special effort to remember all of the brave men and women from our country and around the world that have given the ultimate sacrifice four peace and freedom: Memorial Day, the anniversary of D-Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran's Day.

For me, as silly is it may sound, part of that is a patriotic manicure. I had planned to do mine last night in preparation for today, but after cooking 2.5 lasagnes (one was half-sized) and writing a book review for my other blog, I just didn't have time. These are the days when I love Incoco, because I can throw together a super cute manicure in no time flat, and I was glad to be able to do that today.

Incoco sent me two samples from their Made In America Collection, the namesake Made In America, and Americana. Made In America has four designs in red and blue, over a silver-white shimmery background:



Incoco Made In America

Incoco Made In America


 Americana is red, blue and silver-white holo glitter in stars and stripes:


Incoco Americana

Incoco Americana




I used Made In America for my first mani, and chose patterns to make a flag-like look:


Memorial Day Flag mani

Memorial Day Flag mani


For my second mani, I decided to do a skittle with Americana, using Zoya Arianna and Nori to complement the colors in the appliques; I chose pixies because just like the wraps, you don't have to use a base coat or a topcoat with them:



Memorial Day skittle mani--no topcoat

Memorial Day skittle mani--no topcoat



But of course I ended up throwing top coat over the pixies because that's how I roll--shine, shine, shine:


Memorial Day skittle mani--with topcoat

Memorial Day skittle mani--with topcoat

Memorial Day skittle mani--with topcoat


Both manis took about five minutes to do; the skittle mani took a little bit longer because I put on two coats of the Zoya polishes. Even with the topcoat and dry time, it took less than ten minutes all total. Not shabby at all for beautiful nail art! :) I love both of them, and plan on wearing them again on Fourth of July and Veteran's Day.

I hope you are having a pleasant day off--here's to the people that made it possible.

M.






32 comments:

  1. I would love to have a Canadian set! Cute!

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    1. I think they have one--I think they used to...

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  2. Pretty nail art looks! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful! Loving your skittle mani too!

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  4. I love your incoco manicures!

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  5. These look fantastic! I wish I could rock wraps this well!

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  6. Those look like they sit quite nicely on the nails.

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    1. The cool thing about them is they stretch, so they're a lot more universal than most wraps. :)

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  7. These look great. I havent tried this brand before and I wish I had seen then earlier. I think I'll pock up a set for the 4th.

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    1. Thank you! They're by far the best brand I've tried. :)

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  8. I love stickers and wraps for special occasions and these look really nice!

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    1. Totally agree! They're an awesome way when you need a special look quickly. :)

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  9. Stunning mani for this occasion x

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  10. Incoco's wraps looks gorgeous and you have applied the perfectly!

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  11. Love how you combined the wraps with Pixie Dusts!

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  12. These look like so much fun! Love how you pared them with the pixie dusts!

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  13. These are so fun! Love how quick they were to do and you apply them perfectly :)

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  14. Oh wow- only five minutes? Do you have a ton of practice with these, or are they easy right out of the gate? I'm intrigued.

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    1. I do have some practice with them, but they are very easy. They shouldn't take you more than 10-15 minutes even on your first try. The only real trick is if you need to stretch them (they stretch to give the best fit) start being very gentle until you get used to them so they don't rip. :)

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  15. Both looks are so cute and I love what you did with Americana!!

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