Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Olympic Themed Polish Days!

Afternoon everyone! Today is the third installment in Polish Days! This time the theme is The Olympic Games! I personally LOVE the Olympics, and I am GLUED to the TV watching. I will watching anything. I get so caught up in the excitement and the pure passion that these athletes have for their sport and their country. One of my absolute favourite sports to watch however is gymnastics. The things that these men and women can make their bodies do absolutely blows my mind. So since I already did a manicure showcasing London and the Olympics, I decided to do one based on my favourite gymnastics apparatus, the balance beam!

olympic nail art

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.

olympic nail art
olympic nail art

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!

olympic nail art

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!

This #PolishOlympics was SO much fun! Hope you're enjoying the Olympics!

36 comments:

  1. Hiya, I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award, please check out my post here, thanks x
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  2. It's amazing how you did such difficult design!)

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  3. I nominated you for the Liebster award: http://nicnacs25.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/liebster-award.html

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  4. Wow!! These are spectacular! I love how you did the designs, the balance beam was a semi french mani design. Love love love it!

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  5. This manicure is beyond awesome! I've been enjoying the Olympics and my two favorite sports are gymnastics and volleyball. I played both when I was younger, so they have a special place in my heart. Can't wait to see what's next!

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  6. WOW! I have no words other than AMAZING

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  7. Oh I LOVE the gymnastics!!! I can't wait for tonight, to see Gabby Douglas compete on the balance beam!!! Your mani is amazing girlie!!! you've got some wicked skills!

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  8. THESE ARE AMAZING!!! UNREAL, STEPH!

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  9. Hi, Stephanie! ^^ I liked your blog, it looks interesting! I offer you my sincere friendship!=)
    I will follow you via Bloglovin;) I love to support interesting bloggers! ^^
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    Love&kiss!

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  10. WOW these are so outstanding! Great job!!!!

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  11. Holy cow, your nails are amazing. It's like a flip book on your nails! So awesome!!

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  12. Gosh, I'm impressed wish I could do fine nailart like this!

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  13. Wow, these are great :) I love the idea, and it's very well executed.

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  14. OMG what an art...looks like animation to me O.O
    Stunning!!

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  15. This is my favorite manicure from the Polish Olympics! Gymnastics is my favorite sport to watch, and I love how you captured it.

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  16. I'm in awe!! Absolutely amazing!!!
    Wanna be like you when I grow up... ;-)

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  17. How in the world did you manage such an incredible design FREEHAND? You're so talented, Stephanie! I feel lucky to call myself your friend! haha <3

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    1. haha awww Amanda! Thanks so much! <3 Love having YOU as my friend!

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