Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Olympics Inspired Nails!

Hi lovelies!

As I mentioned in my Olympics inspired eye looks post, Beautyheaven are also challenging readers to come up with some Olympics inspired nails...I couldn't resist getting a bit creative today. I do apologise for the swatches, I did these looks at night and the lighting in my flat is quite atrocious.

First up, we have a look inspired by the Australian colours of gold and green! I apologise for the traces of pink here and there, I did this with nail tape and I'm afraid some of the colour ran onto the yellow. :(
It's the first time experimenting with nail tape so I know now to match the tape to the polish for my next use. ;)

 

Next, we have another look inspired by the Australian colours, I did this with gold crackle over a beautiful mossy green.


Then, we have skittle nails inspired by the colours of the Olympic rings!

 

Next, we have a manicure inspired by the Olympics. The flag on my thumb, followed by a crown (to represent the Queen), the colours of the medals (gold, silver and bronze), an English phone booth (iconic) and last of all, the logo of the Underground subway in London.


Lastly, here's a more wearable look, and this is inspired by the gold, silver and bronze medals.

 

EDIT: I had a bit more time on my hands and so I came up with a couple more looks!

Here's another 'creative' mani. I have the Aussie flag on my thumb, green and gold Australian colours, London 2012, waves inspired by the colours of the rings and finally, a Vegemite nail as specially requested by Ms Divine Diva! I'm not very happy with the Vegemite nail and I think I will try my hand at it again some time.

 

And here's the one I ended up wearing for a few days as it's so much more wearable. Again, inspired by the good old green and gold!

 
 


Which one was your favourite? I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I can't wait to do more nail art looks sometime soon. Don't forget to check out the thread, there were some amazing nail looks there!

Much love,
MM.
x

19 comments:

  1. Wow those look brilliant! Great job!
    I can't decide which is my favourite! I really loved the green with gold shatter though! :)
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I love that green, I didn't think I would but I do! It's an el cheapo shatter so it didn't do that great a job. -_-

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  2. Love the nail art and how you incorporated the Olympics theme :)

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  3. I love the last ones. It really reminds me of Aboriginal art :)

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  4. I like the green and gold shatter ones. Totally represents Australia :) And the primary colours of the Olympic emblem, you are so creative!

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  5. These are awesome! I am a huge fan of ever-changing and different nail polishes and nail art! You go girl!! x

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    1. Thank you! I agree, it's so much more fun to switch things up constantly. :)

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  6. I love the first ones!! They look great!

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  7. Ooooh so pretty!!! So clever and creative, Coconal! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, MsJ! I loved this challenge as it really let my creative juices flow. :)

      I would've liked to do more but I ran out of time, but it has definitely encouraged me to do more nail art, so much fun!

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  8. You are one clever bee! Fantastic nail combinations X

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    1. Thank you so much, you're always so encouraging! :)

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  9. Favourite is the last one!! I wish my nails were big enough to do designs and pattens on!

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  10. Madam, it's been a week. Please update more :P

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