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Go Team GB! - Olympics Manicure How-to

By Lakota @FHCShopping
Ok, they're not the neatest - but they are fun! If like me you're showing your support for sporting achievement sitting in a darkened room wearing your dressing gown at lunchtime, why not paint your nails while you waste the day? Obviously some nations make for an easier manicure than others (only Libyan nail artists mourn the days under Gaddafi, but you've got to admit it was an easy flag) but if you're a Brit then you'll have to suck it up and attempt a wobbly Union Jack with nail art pens. I can only suggest more patience than I have and waiting for the red section to dry properly before attempting the white outlining. [I was going for the 'rippling in a gentle breeze' look, honest]. 
Go Team GB! - Olympics Manicure How-to
But in the spirit of the games, everyone can have a go at the Olympic rings! [assuming you're a freak like me who has all the necessary colours]
  •  Choose a large nail and paint in a light base color. Allow to dry.
  • Cut a drinking straw into five sections.
  • Pour a little blue nail polish onto some tin foil, dip the end of a straw into it and carefully make a circle on your nail. You may have to move the straw around a little and do it in sections to get a full ring.
  • Repeat with black, red, yellow and green.
  • Allow to dry and add a top coat - seche vite is best.
  • Run round being ridiculously over-excited about Jessica Ennis

We had an amazing day watching the basketball at the Olympic park yesterday. The trains were fine, the security quick, the crowds friendly and the McDonald's chips salty. We've been looking forward to this since  Boy1 was three and captivated by the Beijing Olympics on TV (we promised him then when it was in the UK we would take him) and it didn't disappoint. The Olympic park itself was fantastic - Britain can be proud - and we're now into basketball! Shame my boys are unlikely to ever reach 6 foot, let alone 7'1" like one of Russia's top players!
Have a great weekend
Lakota x

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