Friday, February 21, 2014

Sochi Olympics Fever

USA! USA! I look forward to the Olympics months before they start. I love the anticipation for all the drama and excitement. The Sochi Olympics has not disappointed so far. I've been eating it up every night since it started. The figure skating and ice dancing has been amazing. The snowboard cross is so much fun to watch because at least half the athletes wipe out every run. My new favorite is the debut of slope style, it is seriously insane. If someday I magically changed and enjoyed being out in the snow, I think I would try my hand at it.

Of course it's always more fun to watch the athletes when you know their back story. You get so much more invested when you know what they've been through. Or when there is an athlete competing from a country who has never won a single medal. You kind of want them to be that country's national hero. It's emotional stuff, achieving lifelong dreams, and I cry with them every time.

I used to always think that if I ever competed in the Olympics that I would prefer to win a silver or bronze medal over a gold one. Out of the three I felt the gold was the least attractive. Or having one of each might be more cool than three gold ones. Is that weird?

What I used:
Sephora by OPI White Hot- thumb and ring finger
OPI Liquid Sand Honey Ryder- textured gold on my index
Clinique Strappy Sandals- silver on my middle finger and thumb
China Glaze Goldie But Goodie- bronze on my pinky and thumb
Jenna Hipp Awards Season-gold stripes on my thumb
American Apparel Downtown LA- red
OPI..Eurso Euro- blue
Sephora by OPI The Golden Age- gold and silver glitter on thumb
DRK_A Large Stamping Plate, purchased from Ninja Polish

What are your favorite winter Olympic events? Have there been any memorable moments for you so far? I'm a little partial to Ashley Wagner of team USA figure skating to a Pink Floyd song. It was pretty rock n' roll. :)


  1. What did you use to get the stars? A stamping plate?

    1. Oh, thanks for the reminder. I will edit that now. Yes, I stamped the stars with my DRK-A Large stamping plate.

  2. I love this mani, especially the representation of all three medal colors. My favorite events are ski and snowboard cross and bob.sled

    1. I think snowboard cross that should be broadcast like other sports. It's so gripping!

  3. I love the gold silver and brown :)

  4. I don't really get into the Olympics at all, but I love this mani! The representation of the medals + the dash of patriotic flair is cute!

  5. Ok. I feel really lame. I am only just now seeing this post for the first time. Beautifully done, Emiline! Figure skating and ice dancing are, by far, my favorite winter Olympics events. I was bummed to not have cable and pretty much missed everything. If it weren't for the TVs at work I wouldn't have seen any of it. I guess is just as well. The Olympics make me so weepy.


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