Happy Emancipation Day Jamaica 2017!

Hello Everyone! Happy Emancipation Day! Whenever this time of year rolls around and i’m homesick to the extreme, and since this and Independence day fall within the same week so it’s normally a week long celebration. So i’m celebrating my way with nail art of course. See previous years mani for a mini history lesson.

Polishes used Zoya Pippa, Wyatt, Willa & Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green, stamped with Plate BM-H14 using Zoya Goldie and coconut trees from plate Konad M29.

Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

 

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Happy Independence Day Jamaica! 2016

Hello Everyone! This was a mani I did for Jam Dung AKA Jamaica Independence Day, Inspired by the Bob Marley classic One Love, and more than ever I think we all need unity.

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Gradient using Sally Hansen White On (base), OPI I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana, Green-Wich Village. Stamp on Pueen 37 using Sally Hansen Blackout and Heritage Red.

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Flag: Sally Hansen Lemon Zest, Going Green, Black Out.
Thumb and Pinky, base color Sally Hansen Going Green, stamped on Pueen 35 with White On.

 

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Thanks For Reading!

– Kerri

“ONE LOVE, ONE HEART, LETS GET TOGETHER AND FEEL ALRIGHT”.

Happy Emancipation Day Jamaica!

Hello Everyone, While i’m not in Jamaica to celebrate but I find i’m appreciating freedom lately and what it means to be truly free. August 1, 1834 marked a special day for Africans in British colonies it was the day they received freedom from slavery.

So to start out the week long celebration with a Jamaican flag inspired ribbon like watermarble.

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Polishes used for watermarble using Sally Hansen Lemon Zest (base),Mellow Yellow, Going Green, Black Out. Stamped on Pueen plate with White On.

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Thanks for reading!

– Kerri

In Jamaica, the Emancipation Declaration was read from the steps of the Old Kings House in Spanish Town, St Catherine, the country’s capital at the time.
The bill for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies received the royal assent on August 28,1838. It stated:

Be it enacted, that all and every one of the persons who on the first day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty four, shall be holden in slavery within such British colony as aforesaid, shall, upon and from and after the said first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, become and be to all intents and purposes free and discharged from all manner of slavery, and shall be absolutely and forever manumitted.
The passage of this bill in the British Parliament in England enabled approximately 311,000 enslaved Africans in Jamaica and hundreds of thousands more across the colonies the freedom for which many of their predecessors had fought and died. However, the Africans did not receive full freedom until four years later, as all slaves over six years old were subjected to a mandatory six-year period of apprenticeship. The ex-slaves would work – without pay – for their former masters for three-quarters of the week (40 hours), in exchange for lodging, food, clothing. medical attendance and grounds on which they could grow their own provisions. They could also, if they chose, hire themselves out for additional wages during the remaining quarter of the week. With this money, an ex-slave could then buy his freedom.

Jamaica’s Emancipation Day Nails 2013

Jamaica’s Emancipation Day, August 1, 2013. Using Orly Liquid Vinyl, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green, Lemon Zest.

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“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” ― Marcus Garvey