Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Inspired By: Sochi 2014 Olympic Figure Skating Costumes

If you've been watching the Olympics over the last three or four days then you will recognize at least one, if not all, the Figure Skating costumes that I have selected as inspiration for my Olympic Figure Skating manicure. I absolutely loved each of these costumes (and the skating itself was amazing too!). It gave me a chance to practice my gradient too! From left to right we have Gracie Gold, Jason Brown, Yulia Lipnitskaia, Ksenia Stolbova, and Fedor Klimov. I can't wait to see Gracie Gold and Yulia Lipnitskaia go head to head in the individual skating. Lipnitskaia is unstoppable though, her skating is perfection. Russia really knows how to train beautiful skaters!
The costumes:
And the nails:
For the thumb (Grace Gold's beautiful ombre leotard with bedazzling around the neck) I used Zoya Kristen, China Glaze Blue Sparrow, and China Glaze Eyes Like Sapphire for the gradient. I then copied her bedazzled neck by adding Kiss Brush On Nail Art Paint in Silver Glitter.

The pointer and middle fingers are Jason Brown's uniform. For the pointer (his top) I used Love & Beauty (a Forever 21 brand) Jade with an unnamed Icing gold striper. For my middle finger (his bottoms) I used Orly Liquid Vinyl and stamped the Icing unnamed striper with BundleMonster plate BM213.

For the ring finger (Yulia Lipnitskaia) I used China Glaze Eyes Like Sapphires, Zoya Kristen, Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond, and Kiss Brown On Nail Art Paint in Silver Glitter.

For the pinkie finger (the Russian pair) I used Orly Liquid Vinyl with Kiss Brush On Nail Art Paint in White. I also used Color Club Style Icon for the lapel of the uniform.

So? Thoughts?



  1. Pretty. I like the pinkie and pointer finger most. :)

  2. Thank you :) My favorites were the thumb and pinkie. I absolutely loved the gradient skating costume for the thumb...if only I could do better gradients, you know!!

  3. I still think your gradients look awesome. :)

  4. i love this post. i love the inspiration. i love ice skating shows. i love the thumb and the pinky looks. okay, also the ringfinger one. but seriously i think you should do an entire mani in the style of this pinky right here. maybe in different shapes each nail, maybe inspired by clowns..

    1. Oooh that would be a great idea! I'll write that one down for when I can't think of a design. I think the black and white with different red shapes would look awesome. Thanks! :)


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