Wednesday, July 11, 2012

F4 Polish Purple Skies swatch and review

An emotional post for me today. Yesterday was a very hard day for me once I realized the date coming up. You see, today is 6 years since I last saw my older brother. He had been visiting for the week from law school in California (I'm in NY). We had an amazing week together. Spent quality time and really bonded. I drove him to the airport on July 11 2006, hugged a perfect full of warmth and love kind of bear hug and said goodbye. I got choked up saying goodbye to him cause I felt so much love and we had such a great visit. I didn't want him to leave. I never saw him again. Five months later he was in a skydiving accident and died.

I have really never recovered from his loss. I doubt I ever will. So today hits me hard every year. As does his birthday and the day he died. Sorry for bringing a sadness to my blog today...because I really am a happy person, and this is really a happy place for me. But I wanted to honor him today. I miss him deeply.

The skydiving community wish each other "blue skies". And when someone dies skydiving they have a saying "blue skies, black death." My brother's favorite color was purple. His skydiving outfit was purple. Naturally when I saw this F4 polish named "Purple Skies" I could only think of him. The white and black hexes are life and death in my eyes, surrounded by purple sparkling goodness. I know...a lot to surmise just from a polish. But I can't help it!

It's beautiful, just like every other F4 polish I've worn. You can shop F4 at their Etsy shop and like them on Facebook to keep up to date with them.

 I'll let the pictures do the talking now.
2-3 coats of Purple Skies. Seche Vite top coat.

 I know this would look lovely over a base color, but I chose to show it on its own.





 I'm using this page today, to remind everyone of something so cliche but incredibly important...tell the ones you love that you love them. Every chance you can. I am eternally grateful that the last thing my brother and I said to each other on our last phone call was "I love you."

29 comments:

  1. Oh Victoria..... :(. It is a beautiful, thoughtful tribute.

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  2. I can feel your love for him in this post....and thank you for the "I LOVE YOU" reminder

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  3. Love the polish. I am so sorry for your loss. I think it's completely normal that you feel that you won't ever get over his loss. Just hold him dear to your heart.

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  4. I feel your brother feels very honored for your tribute to him. I lost my one and only big brother and I understand your grief. He speaks to me through the memories we shared over our years.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  5. :( so sorry for your loss. I always say I love you, bc you just never know what destiny has in store for us.

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  6. Love you Victoria <3 Thank you for sharing your story, it is very touching and hits a very personal note.

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  7. I'm so sorry to read about your loss. The love and bond you had comes across in your sharing. Bask in the wonderful memories and the love that you shared with him. Thank you for the reminder to treasure all our loved ones. Bless you and your family.

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  8. I am so sorry Victoria! At least you had a wonderful time together before it happened, very lucky! This is a beautiful dedication to him! xx

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  9. Oh, Victoria. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure your brother is out there sky diving to his heart's content and watching over you and your babies. I know it must be hard. <3<3<3 How fitting this F4 polish turned out to be.

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  10. So sorry to hear about your brother Victoria, this is a great way to honor him and I am so glad you were able to find a polish that represents some of his favorite things

    Lots of <3 today.

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  11. I am brought to tears from your sweet and loving story. I am so sorry for your loss! But, you are absolutely right. NEVER forget to tell someone you love them EVERYDAY. Life is so short. Love is everlasting!

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  12. This post brought me to tears. I am so so sorry for your loss. My younger brother and I have been butting heads lately, which has been hard for me as we've always been very close. This is a good reminder that no matter what little spats we get into, we still love each other.

    Also, this polish is awesome. :)

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  13. I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't think you ever recover from something like that... I've witnessed this in my mom very recently, who lost her little brother 38 years ago. You figure out how to cope and then you keep on living. Beautiful tribute. <3

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  14. i'm so sorry to hear about your brother. thanks for sharing your story, it was really touching and is a good reminder, because sometimes we get so busy with our own lives that we take our loved ones for granted.

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  15. Thank you for sharing! Sorry for your loss.

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  16. I miss my cousin Cliff every day. Vickie, that was truly beautiful & now you made me cry too. I <3 all my family & we rock. We are so close as a family even our kids & their kids are close too.

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  17. Thinking of you today, Victoria... <3

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  18. <3 thank you for sharing this and for the very important reminder to never take things for granted. I could feel the love that you & your brother felt for each other oozing off the page as I read. Sibling love is so precious. Your bond with him is not gone. I feel like purple skies was just MADE for you! Such a perfect tribute <3

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  19. I'm tearing up reading your post. It was beautiful and I know your brother must be looking for you now. I'm sorry you've had to experience such pain but thank you for letting us into your private world. Hugs.

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  20. I teared up with that lovely tribute. I'm glad your last memory is a great loving hug. <3

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  21. This was a beautiful tribute and brought tears to my eyes. My heart is with you, and I'm deeply glad that your last contact with one another was the best it could be. <3

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  22. My baby brother passed away six years ago this next Monday, I understand and feel your pain. Don't be sorry for feeling sad, you have every right to! It was a beautiful post and tribute, and of course your nails were beautiful too! I'm sure he would appreciate the thought and sentiment. I hope you're feeling better love <3

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss Victoria. This was a beautiful post.

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  24. What a touching post. Your brother was a great person to inspire so much love and I can't thank you enough for sharing the love with us.

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  25. This is a beautiful post. I'm sure your brother would have loved this.
    I'm sorry for your loss.
    Much love <3

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  26. oh wow, what an emotional and beautifully written post - and how could you NOT think what you thought when you found this polish? So perfect and appropriate xx much hugs xx

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I read and appreciate each and every comment!! Thank you so much <3