July 27, 2012

Let the 2012 London Olympics begin!

I have been eagerly awaiting the opening ceremonies for the summer olympic games, and they are finally here! I took the opportunity while watching the impressive ceremony on tv earlier this evening to do some olympic themed nail art!! :D

It's been a little while since I did any freehand art because I have been wrapped up in my new BM stamping set.. but this is quite the manicure to come back with if I do say so myself :)

My skin looks quite yellow, these pictures were taken indoors and my camera had a mind of it's own.

I used:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White as my base
Blue: Barry M Cyan Blue
Yellow: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening
Green: Was a combination of the yellow and blue polishes
Red: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Cherry Red
Union Jack Blue: Barry M Cobalt Blue
Union Jack White: Finger Paints Paper Mache
Black: Finger Paints Black Expressionism

All designs were painted using a nail art brush.

My favorite is the thumb :)
I found the image on google and I like how the 2012 was turned into the L-o-n

I "boosted" the colors for this photo and I really liked how bold they turned out! :) 

I used a couple of google images as inspiration for this manicure. I found them by searching "London Olympic Logo"

I have another Olympic manicure in mind for another day so stay tuned. And Let me just say that the summer olympics are my favorite!! Especially swimming (since I used to swim competitively myself) and I may do a swimming inspired manicure.. who knows..

*Edit: I entered the Julep Olympic Nail Art Challenge on their facebook page. Please click the link below and "like" the photo to vote for me :)