I’m sorry, these are a day late but I was recovering from anesthetic yesterday, so couldn’t do this post.
Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. I don’t encourage war or want to celebrate the deaths of so many people but they deserve to be remembered. My great great uncle died on the Western Front along side many men, women and animals who should have lived long, happy lives. I hope that by remembering the pain of the past, humans will not repeat the same mistakes again. My brother currently serves in the armed forces and I don’t want to see him go through what the young men 100 years ago did.
Femme Fatale Cosmetics recently had a sample sale where you could get one of a kind Femme Fatale polishes. They hadn’t been tested for wear time, staining or opacity so it can be hit and miss in a sample sale. In saying that, I am very happy with the few Femme Fatale sample polishes I got. The one I am wearing for this mani is “Dawning Light”, a peachy nude crelly with gold glitter sparks. The formula was easy to use but it required three thick coats to be opaque.
Dawning Light reminded me of the Ode Of Remembrance as soon as I read the name – “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”. The colour is also very similar to that of the cliffs at Gallipoli where so many lives were lost. I added a small red poppy to my middle finger as a symbol of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in battle.
‘For all that they did, and for all that they were never able to do, we remember.’
Lest we forget.