We were especially THRILLED for Kayla Harrison, the first American to win GOLD in Judo! There was a time when we thought our daughter would train for elite judo--even the Olympics (she was THAT good), but being both incredibly smart AND talented at judo, she had to make a choice. Neuroscience won out.
I also love that the USA ladies won Gold in gymnastics, one of my other favorite sports. Swimming is great, Lochte is very handsome *ahem* *blush*
Julep Maven had an Olympic nail contest (if you go to their facebook page and "like" my nail entry, I'd appreciate it!
There are times when I go into a mani with a very clear idea of what I want to do. Sometimes it works. This time, EPIC FAIL. I think I took more polish off than I applied when all was said and done.
But just like the olympians, I was NOT going to give up. So the tape mani didn't work? Change tactics. AHA! I had just gotten some cute nail gems from Cult Nails for a great price. And finally, my design for my Olympic Nails (USA) was born.
Obviously my theme was Red White & Blue. I added glitter to the nailtips, and gems on my middle fingers.
This hand represented the Gold, silver & Bronze medals. Holding Julep Oscar.
This hand represented the Olympic "Rings": Blue, Black, Red, Yellow, Green
Julep Salma, Kate, Elizabeth
Julep Mila, Oscar
(Bottles not photographed, Julep Vanessa over Kate on middle nails, Julep America the Beautiful on thumbs)
As I mentioned, this was almost a tape manicure. Here's what I use:
I know, right? I squealed when I saw it on Tophatter. You can get it and other shoe shaped items on Amazon.com.
I plan on decorating it like my favorite Christian Loubouton shoe, The Fifi in Volcano: