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 :)



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  2. Jennius - Gold Speck NailsAugust 21, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    These are so perfectly done!

  3. These are amazing! Took me a second to figure out your thumb nail but it's SO COOL!

  4. This looks so good love the 2012 London :)

  5. Thank you! The ribbon was a last minute add on because it seemed to be missing something... I'm always hesitant about adding on and making things too crowded, but in this case I think it fit nicely :)

  6. practice makes perfect! :) I'm sure it would have been great..

  7. I love it! I think this is the best I've seen on anyone so far =D

  8. really and truly super awesome xxx

  9. This is a wonderful mani, and so appropriate!!!! :P I think the "London" nail is very clever :)

  10. This is fantastic, well done :)

  11. Love it. specially the ribbon, so great.

  12. Wow! very cool! I love the ribbon you created on the nails. Great job!!!

  13. This came out great, I caught the last half of the ceremony and though about doing an olympics nail art too. But my freehand skills are just so terrible I didn't even bother trying :(

  14. That logo is SO MUCH better than the blocky official logo! This is beautiful! I did an olympic inspired nail art too! I hope you come back to check it out :D

  15. This is incredible, and your combination of 2012 and London is perfect!

  16. Thank you! A google image gave me the idea, but I was afraid people wouldn't see "London" only "2012don" :)

  17. A Girl and Her PolishAugust 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    These are beautiful! Your design is perfect! :)

  18. Amazing job!!! I also really love the way you wrote London :)


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