Celebrating Memorial Day 2013

   By SheSpeaksTeam  May 15, 2013

Memorial Day marks the transition from winter and it is our first chance to change clothes, break in some new sunglasses, and kickoff summer! To celebrate, families will be heating up the grill, checking-out the biggest movies, and enjoying outdoor fun!

The holiday officially started in 1950 with a Congressional resolution calling on Americans to observe a day of remembrance in honor of those who have served our country. It became a federal holiday in 1971. Almost every town has a Memorial Day Parade and it's a great time for visiting local monuments and encouraging children to write thank-you letters to active members of the Armed Services.  

Whether your plans include a quick getaway or a backyard party with friends, there's a good chance food and fashion will be setting the pace!

One of the easiest ways to welcome the season of sunshine is trying-out the Yellow Nail Polish trend in anything from lemon sorbet shades like Illamasqua's Blow to full-on brights like Ciate's Big Yellow Taxi because they are an easy way to live a little!  And if they don't work out, it's only nail polish!

Statement Sunglasses are also a top trend for 2013 (anything from stand-by aviators to vixen cat-eyes) and here's a slideshow of some fun styles to consider - what new items are you thinking of trying for Summer?

Moving on to the Eats department - in case you've hit your burger saturation point, our friends at Cooking Light are predicting that 2013 will feature the Rise of the Ramen as this Japanese noodle staple spreads across the country in new ways, and also that we'll see Popcorn popping-up in everything from ice cream to chocolate bars!  Sounds delish!

What new foods are you ready to let 'take over your plate' this season?  How are you going to celebrate Memorial Day? We wish all of our members a happy holiday weekend!

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miseral by miseral | LUDLOW, KY
May 25, 2013

How neat, I have never really considered Yellow Polish. I have to give this a try. Anybody else have a favorite shade.

angelmk by angelmk | ROCHESTER, NY
May 18, 2013

This yellow is fabulous !!! Its not too light not too dark and looks like sunshine !! Its gardening time during memorial day weekend for me,even if it isn't nice weather I still make sure I have all my plants ready and just enjoy the weekend to relax and prepare for planting !

Mrsmac10 by Mrsmac10 | SUISUN CITY, CA
May 17, 2013

Makes me want to get some yellow polish, that zoya one looks awesome!

photos by photos | Schaumburg, IL
May 17, 2013

Fun for summer!

jeffersony by jeffersony | ATLANTA, GA
May 16, 2013

I love the color so summery

odaddie by odaddie | PHOENIX, AZ
May 16, 2013


Hendrika by Hendrika | HILLIARD, OH
May 16, 2013

Would never have tought of yellow nail polish but it really looks stylish!

linda_answer by linda_answer | SAINT LOUIS, MO
May 16, 2013

Probably we will be barbequing that day, if weather permits. We have had a lot of rain lately so hopefully we will hit a dry spell for the Memorial Day weekend. I like the yellow nail polish. I have never tried it, but would be willing. Would be great for the spring and summer months.

summertime_cutie by summertime_cutie | COLUMBUS, MI
May 16, 2013

I love the color yellow, Its probably my favorite summer color so I'm going to the store and buying some yellow nail polish today!

agape4gigi by agape4gigi | SAN ANTONIO, TX
May 16, 2013

I would love to try the yellow nail polish. How do we sign up? Thanks, Georgiana

CyberLady by CyberLady | PHILADELPHIA, PA
May 15, 2013

Yes, I want to try the yellow nail polish! Where's the sample???

joldmixon by joldmixon | CUMBERLND CTR, ME
May 15, 2013

I love the two tone yellow manicure with tips. it would be super cute with crackle.

jenwells99 by jenwells99 | Alexandria, VA
May 15, 2013

That dark yellow is amazing! So summery and cheery!

QueenOfPlastic by QueenOfPlastic | Pipersville, PA
May 15, 2013

Can't wait to paint the town & my nails yellow. All about this vibrant color. Pour it on!

babygurl2229 by babygurl2229 | PULLMAN, MI
May 15, 2013

i also never tried a yellow shade of nail polish but would!!!!