Hello my lovelies! It's time for another Polish Days post. It's the second time I'm participating and if you missed my previous Sandwich Day post and don't know what Polish Days is, it's basically a day once every month when several nail bloggers do a post with a certain theme. This month's theme is the Olympics and there are also prizes involved, just like in the Olympic Games: gold, silver and bronze.
This theme required some nail art, of course. I could have taken the easy road and do some Olympic themed stamping, sponging or whatever, but I didn't. I chose free hand nail art and I'm not very pleased with the result. It was very frustrating because it sure didn't come out as good as I envisioned it in my head. I didn't even want to post it but then I thought that participating is still important. So here goes! Sorry for the weird hand poses but my hand just doesn't have the joints necessary to fit all 5 fingers in the shot.
Since my nail art brushes have failed me miserably lately, I decided to do this using toothpicks, since they are very precise (at least in theory). Just to explain a bit, the one on my pointer was supposed to be a discus thrower and the one on the ring finger is a runner. Of course the discus thrower wouldn't come out by no means. I painted it once, then wiped it, then painted it again. By that time I was so annoyed that I just had to leave it like that. Yeah, patience is not my strongest point! The base color is Orly Au Champagne (my go to white) and most of this was done using acrylic paints. Only the torch was done using polishes: a-england Excalibur (silver), Essie Orange, It's Obvious! and China Glaze Sunshine Pop (yellow).
Here are the links for the other Polish Olympics participants:
Thank you so much for looking and please be gentle!