The 2012 Olympic Games kick off today, so join in the festive spirit with an Olympic-inspired manicure!
We've collected some of the best video tutorials that provide a guide to popular flag manicures, as well as some nail art based on Olympics logos.
And of course we've included a tutorial on the South African flag. Enjoy!
In this three-minute video, YouTube user Pixiepolish shows her patriotism by painting the Union Jack and the five coloured circles of the Olympics onto her nails.
Take the tube
Have a look at this quirky design inspired by the map of London’s Underground.
Blue and Red
This video is also based on the British colours, but includes the Team Great Britain logo as well.
Stars and stripes
Press play for this cute three-minute video tutorial showing you how to get the American flag and the Statue of Liberty onto your nails.
Go with the flow
This nail art uses the five Olympic colours on the inter-locking rings as inspiration.
My blood is Green and Gold
This is a one-minute video tutorial that gets your nails into the patriotic swing of things, using our colourful flag as inspiration. Go Team SA go!
Follow the tutorial below and, voila, you’ll have the best-dressed nails in town!
Olé, Olé, Olé!
Get the Spanish flag on your nails in uno, dos, tres simple steps.
Red, Black and Yellow
Achtung Baby - this is how to get your talons flying the German flag.
Jamaica me crazy
Press play for a step-by-step guide to recreating the vibrant Jamaican flag. Enjoy!
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