Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Polish Days - Olympics

A while ago now I signed up to be a part of Polish Days.
Polish Days is an event set up by Hannah at Polly Polish. To find out more about it and sign up have a look HERE.

This is the first time I have participated and I'm not going to lie to you, I was more than a little worried when I found out the theme!
I was in no way interested in the Olympics. In fact I was a little bored of hearing about it. Then when it started and I actually sat and watched a bit of it I was all about the Olympics and Team GB!
But by then there were so many other very talented bloggers who had done their own Olympic manicures that I started fretting that I wouldn't be able to come up with anything new.
But I still gave it a go and this is what I came up with.

Thumb - Base two coats of Barry M Silver Foil to represent our Silver in Equestrian Team Eventing.
Barry M Black for the Equestrian symbol.
GOSH Blue Balloon with Barry M Blue Glitter for the blue Olympic Ring.
Barry M Lemon Ice Cream and Barry M Gold Glitter for the yellow Olympic Ring.

Index - Base Barry M Gold Foil to represent our gold medal in Rowing Womens Pair.
Barry M Black for the rowing symbol.
Barry M Bright Red and Red Glitter for the red Olympic Ring.
Barry M Spring Green and Green Glitter for the green Olympic Ring.

Middle - Base two coats of white.
Barry M Bright Red, GOSH Blue Balloon for the Union Jack.
Barry M Lemon Ice Cream and Gold Glitter for the yellow ring.
Barry M Black Multi Glitter for the black ring.

Ring Finger - Base two coats of White.
Barry M Gold Foil for the torch.
Missguided Misslead and Barry M Tangerine for the flame.
Barry M Spring Green, Green Glitter and Black Multi Glitter for the rings.

Pinky - Two coats of Barry M Gold Foil to represent our gold in Mens Cycling.
Barry M Black for the cycling symbol.
GOSH Blue Balloon, Barry M Blue Glitter, Spring Green and Green Glitter for the rings.

I am really happy with the way this turned out, it's not as neat as I hoped but I loved it nonetheless and was very proud to wear it!

Here is a list of links to all the other amazingly talented participants!

A Lacquered Affairhttp://alacqueredaffair.onsugar.com/Polish-Days-3-Olympics-24320650
Alena - Why Hello Nailshttp://whyhellonails.tumblr.com/post/28953933168/polly-polish-days
Alexis - Glitter Tipshttp://www.glittertips22.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/polish-days-olympics.html
Ariane - The Frenzied Polisherhttp://thefrenziedpolisher.blogspot.sg/2012/08/polish-days-olympic-games.html
Chiro - Nail of This Weekhttp://nailofthisweek.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/052-olympic-games-mani-day.html
Deborah - Love Varnishhttp://www.lovevarnish.com/2012/08/an-olympic-manicure-for-polisholympics.html
Hannah - Polly Polishhttp://www.pollypolish.com/polish-days-polish-olympics-time
Heidi - Pretty Painted Nailshttp://prettypaintednails.com/nail-polish-trends/gold-nail-polish-olympic-nail-polish-day/
Inky - Inky Polisholicioushttp://inkypolisholicious.blogspot.sg/2012/08/polish-days-3-olympic-games.html
Ishah - Ishah X Beautyhttp://www.ishahxbeauty.com/2012/08/polish-olympics.html
Jen - The Nail Polish Projecthttp://thenailpolishproject.com/?p=2548
Jenny - Beauty By Jennyhttp://beautybyjenny.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/polish-olympics-swedish-style/
Jessica - Sparkles & Shine Nailshttp://sparklesandshinenails.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/polly-polish-polish-olympics.html
Joanna - The Treasure Chesthttp://thetreasurechestt.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-olympics.html
Joanne - Northern Nailshttp://therockchicksrambles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/going-for-gold.html
Karine - karinea0ahttp://karinea0a.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-olympic-games.html?m=1
Kat - Hooked on Polishhttp://www.hookedonpolish.com/2012/08/a-different-kind-of-olympic-mani.html
Kate - Polish Carthttp://polishcart.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-gold-medals-galore.html
Keisha - Refined & Polishedhttp://refinedandpolished.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-olympics.html
Lani - Nail Photos by Lanihttp://nailphotosbylani.blogspot.no/2012/08/polish-olympics-polish-days-august.html
Maria - So Marvelloushttp://somarvellous.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-olympics.html
MariJo - Polish Obsessionhttp://marijonails.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-olympics.html
Melissa - The Crimson Petalhttp://the-crimson-petal.onsugar.com/Polish-Olympics-24266423
Mihaela - Lacquer Buzzhttp://www.lacquerbuzz.com/2012/08/polish-olympics.html
My Nail Polish Onlinehttp://www.mynailpolishonline.com/2012/08/skittle-nails/polish-days-olympic-games/
Nail Tarthttp://nailtart.com/?p=709
Nicole - Nearly Nailedhttp://nearlynailed.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-olympics.html
Pris - Pris Nailshttp://prisnails.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-olympic-nails.html
Sabine - My Polish Stashhttp://mypolishstash.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-vol-3-polish-olympics.html
Samantha - Polished Arthttp://polishedart.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-olympics.html
Sammy - The Nailasaurushttp://www.thenailasaurus.com/2012/08/polish-days-polish-olympics.html
Sophia - Unhas a Troishttp://unhasatrois.blogspot.com/2012/08/polish-days-unhas-olimpicas.html
Stephanie - Sincerely Stephaniehttp://www.sincerelystephanienails.com/2012/08/olympic-themed-polish-days.html
Wendy - Wendy's Delightshttp://wendysdelights.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/polish-days-olympic-nails.html

♥ A ♥ 


  1. This is brilliant! I love it :D

  2. Your nail art is amazing and so creative! I love how you combined the different sports with the rings! I actually found your blog through the BBU Blog Hop but I'm also a participant in the Polish Days. Love your nails!

    1. Thank you so much! Just seen your polish days design and it's gorgeous! Love your blog too! Thank you for following x

  3. Love this, very creative! I wish that I was more patient with painting nails.. I do well if I get normal polish on without smudges! Found you through the BBU blog hop!


    1. Thank you Jayne! And thank you for following :) x

  4. This is incredible! Haha I'll admit I was totally the same with the Olympics, but after actually watching, you can't help but get in to the spirit of it all! I also 'attempted' an Olympics themed mani, haha! Nothing on this though, you are super talented!

    Aysh xoxo

  5. Wow, wow and wow, love it, you really nailed it!

  6. I was worried, too when I heard the topic would be the Olympic Games. But your design turned out great, love it!

    1. Thank you I'm really glad you think so! x

  7. You're the winner, you're the winner...At least for me you ARE the winner!!
    It's so beautiful and creative, I'm really impressed!!

  8. These look amazing! :)

  9. These are great, I love the Olympic rings in the front of your designs, makes it really stand out!!

    1. Thank you, I wasn't too sure about them at first x

  10. beautifully done! I love your take on it



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