Going for the Gold Nail Polish Tutorial
I love an Olympic summer. It is so wonderful to see people from all over the world join together and compete for their country. The Olympics is the meshing together of global cultures at its finest, which is something that we can relate to and appreciate at Oh That’s You, as our fashion and beauty contributors come from all over the world.
The great aspect of the 2012 summer games is that it is taking place in London (another thing I love). England’s capital is truly such a charming city. Upon my visit there, the cobblestone streets, vintage flea markets, museums and pubs all had me at hello. Sadly, I will not be joining in the British festivities this summer, but I can only imagine the grand time that will be had from opening ceremony to close.
I will be watching the games with my fellow Southern Californians, as there will be several athletes and coaches competing in the 2012 games from my hometown, Long Beach, California (six attended my high school alone. Go Bruins!). I intend to show my pride the best way I know how, by sporting some patriotic nail art. On the other hand, if you’re interested in supporting the home of the summer 2012 Olympic Games, look no further.
Below, see how to get the look for the perfect Union Jack flag nail design. Although the tutorial is bias to the United Kingdom, I came up with this “Go for the Gold” nail art tutorial with all nations in mind. Be sure to swap the design out for your home countries flag, using tape as your guide any nail polish flag is achievable!
Step one: Paint your thumbs using navy blue polish and the rest of your nails using gold.
Step two: Wait for the polish to dry (the key to this tutorial is patience). Place two strips of Scotch Tape down your thumb nail bed, vertically.
Step three: Paint white polish over the tape and peel off while still wet.
Step four: Wait for your nails to dry completely again. This time, place two strips of Scotch Tape horizontally, creating a cross like image.
Step five: Paint white polish over the tape and peel off while still wet.
Step six: Dip a tooth pick in white polish and draw two diagonal lines through the cross creating an X shape.
Step seven: Dip a toothpick in red polish and draw and interior line inside of the cross and x shapes.
Step eight: Use a toothpick dipped in white polish to fix or straighten any lines.
Step nine: Wait for the polish to dry completely before applying a clear coat.