For this manicure I started off with a coat of Sally Hansen White On. Then I did a gradient using Zoya Keiko and Essie Demure Vixen. I chose the purple background because when watching the gymnastics portion all the accents in the area are purple! Then I mixed Revlon Bare Bones and OPI You Don't Know Jacques and used a medium length striping brush to create the balance beam across my nails. Then I used YDKJ to add the supports on my index and pinky. Then I used It's So Easy Stripe Rite Striper White to draw the olympic rings across my index and middle nails. I did these in white because in the stadium the rings are all white! Then came the girl. I drew her using It's So Easy Stripe Rite Striper Black and Nailtini Espresso and a dotting tool.
My goal for this was to make the girl look like she was completing a routine across my nails. To start she is in the middle of her flip to mount the beam. Then the next one is after she came out of the flip and is standing tall and proud. She would probably do a few dance like moves in here. Then she does a hand stand into my index nail and holds a crazy move with her legs. She comes out of that and is kneeling on the beam, throwing in a few more awesome dance moves. Then she does the splits in the air on my ring nail and finally on my pinky she is in the middle of flipping off the beam for her dismount!
I loved these nails! They were so much fun to make and come up with her routine. I love gymnastics and have really enjoyed watching them this Olympics.
How do you like my gymnast on the balance beam!? What's your favourite sport to watch during the Olympics?
After I wrote this post my boyfriend and I decided to take an impromptu trip up to his cottage for a few days. So unfortunately I won't be around to check out the AWESOME manicures for a few days as there will be no internet access at the cottage! I am super excited to see what these awesome ladies have come up with when I get back, so make sure you check them out now! (Participants I will add you to this post once I get back!)
EDIT: Here is the final list of participants!