Thursday, August 16, 2012
During previous Olympics I've really only taken an interest in events where an Irish athlete was taking part. Living in a host city, though, I was glued to London 2012 good and proper. If I wasn't watching the wall-to-wall TV coverage I was listening to radio commentary or catching up with the day's events in the newspaper.
Needless to say, I loved the (mostly patriotic) nail art that lots of the female athletes were rocking. There *might* been squeaks of delight in our house every time the BBC deigned to show a close-up of fabulous fingernails (and that was just Himself.)
We didn't just watch the Olympics from afar, though. We were lucky enough to snag a couple of seats for the historic Women's Boxing Finals in the first round of the ticket lottery and so Himself and his dad and I were there last Thursday to witness Katie Taylor take gold for Ireland.
And for anyone who hasn't already seen them on Twitter, here are the handpainted Irish/Olympics/boxing themed nails I wore to roar Katie to victory.
CND Stickey base coat
Topshop Crystal Clouds
Barry M Red Glitter
Rimmel Sea Green
LA Colors Treasure Island
Rimmel Blue My Mind
Yellow and orange polishes (brand unknown)
Black nail art pen (brand unknown)
Seche Vite top coat