Olympic Nails!

Friday, 27 July 2012

So today is the official Olympic opening ceremony for London 2012 and I am very excited!  I hope everyone has fun plans to celebrate, I am having an Olympic party, which in reality is just an excuse to overload on cocktails and tapas with some TV on in the background.  As I'm "oop north" as it were, there isn't really anything going on round here (well, there is football, but meh...), but I'm still really looking forward to watching a few of the events.

Obviously, this calls for some Olympic themed nails!  Whoopla!

I started off by doing both hands with basecoats of white and blue (and some glitter) before applying any designs.




The blue/red/silver glitter is Barry M's new Jewel Britannia polish, which I love.  The glitter is slightly holographic too.  I put a basecoat of navy underneath that, as it isn't quite thick enough to put on it's own (unless you want to sit there and put 30,000 coats on).  My thumb has w7 (from previous post) on, the whites are a Collection 2000 white with Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors "It's all about the glam" topcoat which is a shimmery white.  The navy is Kiko 335.

I then put my designs on the non-glittery nails, I decided to go for a mix of Olympic Ring colours, and the union jack, and then a whole bunch of diamantes on top (gotta have some bling!).  I mentioned before that I'd show how I do thin stripes so neat, I use a very thin tape, and then paint the colours on (very carefully) using a thin paintbrush) and leave it about an hour to dry before taking off.

Olympic Nails

For the union jack, I put tape on in the pattern below, and painted white, before adding the red lines on.  I would have used tape too to get the red lines perfectly straight, but I was running out of time at that point, so had to go freehand with a thin paintbrush.


After that, I did some dotting, and stuck on a few (ok a lot!) of diamantes, in the Olympic colours.  And here you go, Olympic themed nails:


Olympic Nails

Olympic Nails

Olympic Nails

Olympic Nails


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