Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympic Nails

Hey, guys! So the Olympics started on Friday, and it's time to celebrate that with some Olympic-themed nails. This design is easy, fun, and sure to draw attention. Keep reading to learn how to celebrate your country and the Olympics with pride!

You will need:
- Base coat
- White polish
- blue polish
- yellow polish
- black polish
- green polish
- red polish
- nail striper brush
- gold polish
- top coat

As usual, start of with a base coat. Next, paint your ring fingers and thumbs solid white, and the rest of your fingers with white french tips.

Sally Hansen - Timeless White

Now, place a small drop of the blue polish on a piece of paper. Dip the tip of the striper brush into it and use it to make a line on the nail, as shown. Do this for all french-tipped nails.

Sally Hansen - Blue Me Away!

Repeat this with all five colors. Start each color from the same point and spread it out at the end, to get a fan-like look.
This design is meant to represent the colors of the five Olympic Rings.

Yellow: Sally Hansen - Lightening
Black: Sally Hansen - Black Heart
Green: Essie - Mojito Madness
Red: OPI - Cajun Shrimp

Now you'll move to the fully painted nails. Use the blue polish to make a  V-shape on the nail. You can do this with the actual brush or with a toothpick/striper if you feel like it. Then Take the gold polish and make a small semicircle on the tip of the nail, like shown. This is how you'll achieve the look of the Olympic gold medals.

Sally Hansen - Blue Me Away!
China Glaze - Harvest Moon

And there you have it! Don't forget to finish with a top coat. 


So decorate your nails with a design that will take home the gold this year, and show off your Olympic pride! Let me know what you think about this tutorial by commenting below, and don't forget to follow my blog, 'like' Muffin Nails on Facebook, and follow on Twitter.
Thanks for reading!

5 comments:

  1. Ohh cute! I like this idea. :-)

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  2. Awesome design and wonderful tutorial! I especially like the cute 'medal' on your accent nail. Adorable!

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    1. Thanks! I was so amazed that the medal worked- I'd tried three or four things before it and messed all of them up.

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  3. This is super cute!!! :D I just found your blog, and it is great!! :D

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