Nail Art Inspiration from London Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off in London July 27, but if you’re a beauty junkie who’s more interested in checking out the rhythmic gymnastics teams’ makeup than their leaps and pirouettes, why not show your enthusiasm with an Olympic-inspired manicure.
When it comes to selecting your Olympic-themed mani, there are an array of tutorials to offer inspiration and technical aid via YouTube. Here is a selection of some of the best.
Lord of the rings
Blending Union Jacks with the Olympic Rings, this design by pixiepolish is the ideal way to pay tribute to this year’s Summer Olympics host city. Requirements include acrylic crafting paints in blue, black, red, yellow, green and white as well as a toothpick. See here.
Ladies lucky enough to be visiting the British capital during the Games will no doubt need to familiarize themselves with the London Underground system. Here, sweetienails offers a colorful mani based on the city’s underground map. See here.
When it began back in May, the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay inspired NailsbyJenny to come up with this easy-to-recreate glittery design that will evoke the spark of the Olympic flame perfectly. See here.
Support your country
As host destination for this year’s Olympics, there are numerous Union Jack nail tutorials to be found online. A quick search on YouTube will unearth guides to creating flags from an array of countries, though — for example, makeup guru Michelle Phan has created an impressive Team USA nail art tutorial with matching eyes.
Aussies should check out glitzygirl146′s easy-to-follow guide to recreating the Australian flag on their nails while Canadians can see how to recreate their country’s Maple Leaf with the following guide.