Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Fever

Happy Friday all! The Olympics are finally here, are you excited?

Today's mani is of course Olympics inspired in honor of the opening ceremonies later this evening. I knew I didn't want to go with the rings cause they'll be everywhere for the next forever or so, and I knew I wanted to try something new. I have been meaning to try clouds a la Nailside for a long time now and I figured why not today. Look at all mah medals!




Polishes used:
  • Seche Rebuild base coat / Seche Vite top coat
  • Sinful Colors This Is It
  • Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Pedal To The Metal
  • China Glaze Harvest Moon

I only have three pics of this one because for some reason my camera decided to eat the rest. I took way more than this but apparently the memory card had other plans today. Probably too busy planning it's opening ceremonies party for the other electronics. As you can see, I went for the colors of the Olympic medals: gold, silver, and bronze. I didn't have a bronze color but I was pretty happy with how Harvest Moon played along, man I love that polish. I like this mani but at the same time I don't, it's kinda weird. I love the idea, and I love the Nailside clouds, I just think my polish choices could have changed the outcome. I can't help but think that if I had a Barry M silver foil this would have gone a lot smoother. This Is It was being a pain in the butt and I had no polish thinner, by the time I got to Harvest Moon the tips were kinda thick. Add to that the fact that I'm on that extra craptastic part of a bottle of Seche Vite and there was instantaneous tip wear. I really love those clouds though so I plan to try this again with non-metallics and polishes I know are one coaters or pretty darn close, I think that will help me out a lot. 

Let the Olympic Fever begin! Up until I was in high school I did gymnastics, so that is definitely on my have to watch list for this Olympics. Do you guys have any specific sport you just have to watch?

26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Olympic nails! I love the metallic cloud nails look. And I'm watching the opening ceremonies now- so excited! :D

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    1. Also: I've gotta ask- is your avatar cat wearing a tie? Because I've been wondering that for awhile now. :P

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    2. LOL Yes, yes he is. He was Business Cat for Halloween, I couldn't resist.

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    3. LOL. That's awesome. You might also be amused to know that when I see your comments I totally just think "SNAZZY TIE-WEARING CAT = KawaiiKagura". In my mind this is the actual person (cat?) behind the computer. :D

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    4. OMG. Do other people see "The Lacquer Tracker" and subconsciously think "Hey, that person is a Domo!"?!

      MIND. BLOWN.

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    5. Hahaha I hope so, cause being a Domo would be awesome! I will now forever type while meowing :P

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    1. Thank you! They won me over in the end.

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  3. Lovely design! Also when I saw it in the thumbnail on blogger I thought it was a flame! So it's double the Olympic fun!

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    1. Damn I should have done a flame... you win this round, thumbnails.

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  4. I love this and I am totally stealing it for a challenge I am doing! :)

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    1. I was gonna say they were like the podium they stand on when they win but I was like eh, no one is gonna buy that, they're Nailside clouds haha.

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    1. Happy belated birthday! Thank you so much, you're too sweet ^_^ I'd love to follow you, also HOLY MOTHER OF GOD JEWELRY <3

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    1. AMG thank you for thinking of me! ^_^

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  8. ohhh clever ideal with the medals! :) i love these! ^.^

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    1. Thank you! I think I needed a nude base color instead of just base coat.

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  9. I like this! I need some inspiration for an Olympics themed mani and I got nuthin. Actually, I have less than nuthin.

    You should join the next Polish Days if you still have ideas!

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    1. What is this Polish Days you speak of?

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