Nail Art: Olympic Nail Ideas!

The Olympics are (almost) here! The opening ceremony is Friday so now is a perfect time to start planning your Olympic nails. I did an entire post of patriotic nail ideas, so if you want to an American themed manicure for the games check out that post here.

Below the jump are a couple of nail art ideas I came up with. I’d love to hear some of your ideas!



My first Olympic themed manicure is an obvious nod to the host city, London. This is very similar to my Royal Wedding Manicure, I just used Orly Rage to add a metallic aspect since the Olympics are about winning that gold medal!



I really love the way this manicure turned out. The metallic is great for summer and the Union Jack isn’t too over powering being on just one nail. For the Union Jack I used L’Oreal Jet Set to Paris as the base and just drew the Union Jack using nail art polishes from the LA Colors Art Deco line.


This Olympic manicure is a bit more obvious but I love it because it’s super festive! The Olympic rings aren’t as hard to get on your nail as you might think. Just use a large dotting tool (I used a DIY dotting tool) and make a large dot with the color. Let that color dry then make a smaller dot in white. Viola! Olympic rings!




The polishes I used for my Olympic manicure are OPI Just Groovy, wet n wild Wild Shine Red Red, Maybelline Express Finish Black Onyx, Julep Daisy and Essie Mojito Madness.

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30 thoughts on “Nail Art: Olympic Nail Ideas!

  1. I had seen on a blog what either was Photoshoped Olympic rings or a transfer/sticker, was not sure. While this is not perfect it works & I am going to try it. Thanks so much.

  2. The second one is so colorful, I might have to try it myself. I can’t resist.

  3. What a great way to do the rings!!! 😀

  4. You’ve inspired me to do an Olympic mani too! I love how the designs you did are both simple and very on-theme 🙂

  5. Love the second one!

  6. I love the rings! You have inspired me! Thank you.

  7. Thanks for the tips on those olympic rings! I tried it out today and it worked wonderfully!

  8. Thank you!! I m happy u like!!

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  10. I loooove this design! I included your picture and a link to this post on my blog (a post about patriotic Olympics nails). Here’s the link:

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. I love these! Have a great day!

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