(Top left: Michael Phelps - swimmer; most decorated Olympian in history at 22 medals, 18 of them being Gold. Top Right: Miss Franklin, 17 years old. 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist & world record holder for 200m backstroke. Center: Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh - 2-time Olympic Gold Medalists & currently fighting for a 3rd, considered 'greatest beach volleyball team of all time. Center Right: Ryan Lochte - 11-time Olympic medalist & 2nd best swimmer of all time AND object of many lust affections. Bottom Right: Sanya Richards-Ross - 3-time Olympic Gold medalist, 1 being last night when she earned her first gold medal in the women's 400m sprint which is the 1st USA Gold Medal in that event since 1984. Bottom Right: McKayla Maroney 16, Kyla Ross 15, Aly Raisman 18, Gabby Douglas 16, & Jordyn Wieber 17 aka "THE FAB FIVE" - First time for the USA gymnastics to win Team Gold since the Magnificent 7 in 1996. Gabby Douglas is the 1st African-American to win an individual all-around Gold Medal and first US Women's Gymanast ever to win Gold in both Team & All-Around.)
Hey yall! So 2 weeks later, I'm finally showing off my American pride by doing a TEAM USA Olympics mani! I hope yall took the time to read the bio info for all my favorite American Olympic athletes and what theyve already accomplished this 2012 Olympics in London. Pretty spectacular & thrilling stuff. I've also noticed many of the our female athletes were rocking some pretty fab patriotic manis during the games. I specifically noticed Missy Franklin & Sanya Richards-Ross' nails when they won their Golds & were holding up our beautiful flag. I couldn't be more freaking proud of the awe-inspiring performances of our USA athletes. We really live in the most incredible country in the world.
Now, I actually painted this mani last Thursday night, and just now photographed my nails today. So I apologize for the wear the tips already have. I was having a little sleep-over last Thursday night with my little adopted sister, Yuriko. And I did both our nails and my toenails with this USA Olympics-style mani. This was my very first time to use a Sinful Colors polish, we used "Ruby Ruby" red. It's pretty sheer, a jelly pretty much. It's a gorgeous shade. I ended up doing 3 coats to get it pretty opaque. After that I followed it up with a cuticle gradient of blue glitter, Essie "Stroke of Brilliance". I have been looking for this dang glitter everywhere...finally found it at Ulta. It was the last 2 bottles, so I got 1 for me & 1 for my best friend's birthday. I applied the glitter with a triangle makeup sponge. Now once I applied my SV topcoat, it reacted poorly with the Sinful Colors & had major shrinkage. I also noticed tip wear after just 24 hours. So I don't think Sinful colors will be at the top of my list of polishes. But it is less than $2 a bottle, so it's still a pretty good deal. And this post is the christening of my blog being changed to: Nail'd In The South!!!! First pics with the new watermark! Check it out!