The Beauty-Full Week: Olympic Games Nail Art
By Theresa Yee

Be inspired to take your nail game up a notch, thanks to the best athletes in the world right now.

Aug 18, 2016
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The Olympic Games are now in full swing and like the rest of the world I’ve been glued to my TV screen with my evenings dedicated to watching the slew of talented international athletes win gold, silver or bronze in their sport.

This year’s Olympic Games certainly haven’t disappointed so far, with my favourites being the gymnastics, swimming and watching Laura Trott cycle to victory in the velodrome. But, being a beauty editor, what has also caught my eye is the sheer amount of amazing nail art seen on the female athletes. From patriotic flags and cool colours to decorative designs, here are some of my favourite Olympic gold medal worthy manicures.

1. Laura Trott, Great Britain, Cyclist

Trott’s decorative nail art features different cute designs on each finger including Union Jack flags and coloured polka dots.

01 laura trott GB cyclist

2. Amber Jo Hill, Great Britain, Sport Shooter

Hill showcases a patriotic manicure in the British flag colours.

02 Amber Jo Hill GB Shooting Team

3. Aimee Willmott, Great Britain, Swimmer

Willmott goes for a playful look with Union Jack heart shapes and Olympic rings painted on a white base teamed with glittery red on the middle and thumb. Simple, yet detailed.

03 aimee willmott gb swimmer instagram

4. Kathleen Baker, USA, Swimmer

Baker displays the American flag on her fingertips, with each nail presenting a different design of stars and stripes.

04 kathleen Baker

5. Joanna Rowsell Shand, Great Britain, Cyclist

The British cyclist opts for a pretty glittery pink manicure with a white Union Jack pattern on the thumb.

07 Joanna Rowsell Shand CB Cyclist 1

6. Gudi Stock, Germany, Cyclist

Olympic rings stand out against glittery gold, red and black fingertips from the German cyclist.

08 Gudi Syock German Cyclist

7. Helen Maroulis, USA, Wrestler

Maroulis gives the French manicure a sporty update with American star and stripe tips.

11 helen maroulis usa freestyle wrestler

8. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, Tennis

Puig displays white fingertips with the Olympic symbol on the ring finger.

13 monica puig twitter Tennis puerto rico

9. Maria Benedicta Chigbolu, Italy, Sprinter

The Italian sprinter paints her fingertips in her country flag colours.

15 maria benedicta italian athlete track and field

10. Simone Biles, USA, Gymnast

Biles shows off glittery tips in USA flag colours to match her glitzy leotard. The manicure that led her to gold medal victory :)

05 simone biles snapchat

11. Yuliya Efimova, Russia, Swimming

Efimova opted for ombre neon coloured nails that pop against the water.

12 Yulia Efimova Swimmer Russia from nyxinyxi instagram

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