How to: patriotic nails

Sarah Hecks
Nail art(Max Factor)
Worn by a host of Olympians this weekend, patriotic nail art is the most stylish way to show your support during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Here’s how to recreate the look.
Show your support for Team GB with Zarra Celik, Max Factor Nail Ambassador demonstrates how to create Union Jack Nail Art; so you can show your support for team GB in style.
Prep: all nails should be filed, buffed and prepped with a base coat
Step one: using Max Effect Mini Polish in Ruby Tuesday, paint a straight line down the centre of the nail
Step two: next, paint a horizontal line in red across the middle of the nail to make the cross
Step three: using a Nail Art Striper, paint the diagonal lines of the Union Flag in the rectangle space
Step four: outline the red cross and diagonal star using a Nail Art Striper and white nail polish to create the Union Flag
Step five: paint small triangles in the gaps using Max Effect Mini Polish in Cloudy Blue (or Odyssey Blue for a touch of glamour)
Step six: use Max Factor Nailfinity Top Coat for a long-lasting, glossy finish
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