Olympic manicure 2 – medals

So my other Olympic manicure got me a lot of compliments, but it was so colourful and bright, and it’s easy to get tired of a loud manicure. You immediately want to switch it up. Also, it’s only the Olympics every 4 years, so I needed to fit in at least one more look! This time around I was inspired by the medals.


I started with two coats of this shimmery white polish. It’s not very opaque, and you can still see the original nails underneath.


I used purple for the medal bands, as this is quite close to the actual purple colour being used in the medal ceremonies in London.

I used thin paint brushes, just ordinary ones that you can buy anywhere, to confidently ‘flick out’ each V-shaped medal band.

My medal podium. Barry M, Stargazer and Rimmel.


I used the paintbrush to make each small round medal.


For my thumbs I decided to go for a traditional Olympic image: the laurel wreath. I kept it in the same purple colour, to keep a nice aesthetic look to my nails, and this was done freehand with the paintbrush.


The finished wreath. This was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. Just go slow, one ‘leaf’ at a time, building it up.


The finished manicure – what do you think? Worthy of a gold medal? : )


Ingredients list

Prep time: ~1 hour.

Base coat: Nails Inc Kensington Caviar

Top coat: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Polish(es): Natural Collection Sugar Mouse, Barry M Gold Glitter, Stargazer Chrome Metallic Nail Varnish, Rimmel 60 Seconds Star Dust, Barry M Bright Purple

2 Responses to “Olympic manicure 2 – medals”
  1. Sopapilla says:

    Well done! Clever design.

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