Okay, I've already said I'm addicted to the Olympics... I think the main reason is for the Gold worthy nail art used by the athletes - I never knew I'd find inspiration from athletes draped in sweat, receiving medals on a podium. The Olympic games has been inspiration for the whole world, (probably because its all that's on TV!) and there really is something exciting for everyone! Many of the athletes teamed up with the likes of Max Factor to create their 'one off' nail designs for the GB team members. Other athletes have opted for the minx effect for their nails... and as always - if they can do it, then so can we!
|Rebecca Adlington's Nail Art.|
|My nail art, for the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.|
To create this design, first you put a bottom coat of clear nail varnish on, and then add a base coat of white - it may need more than 1 coat, depending on how thick the varnish is.
|First coat of white nail varnish.|
|Red Cross drawn across.|
|Quick example of union jack nail.|
You can always add your own twist to your nails, by adding some glitter - available for around £1.50 from most cosmetic stores. You can also order some online at: http://www.sparkly-nails.co.uk/Chunky-Glitter_c_587.html, they'll give a glamouros feel to your nails - A lister style!
|The Minx union jack nail set.|
Good Luck making your perfect Union Jack nails, however you decide to create them. And if your feeling brave, try some of your own patters - please leave a comment with any tips you have yourself! If you know it - it's better to tell and show it! :)
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