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#ManiMonday: Pan Am-Inspired Nail Art To Get You Into The Spirit Of The Games

07/13/2015 09:39 EDT | Updated 07/13/2015 09:59 EDT
Kaitlyn Delano

The Pan Am Games are here! Toronto is playing host to this year's games and there has been a ton of excitement building up around the city. Canada has been doing amazing so far, so let’s keep cheering on our athletes!

To play my part in all things Pan Am, I created a nail art design with the logo of the games. The Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games have similar but different logos and are equally represented in the design. The dots on the other two fingers tie in the three colours of the logos to create a cohesive design.

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1. To create the logos, start with the heads by creating dots with a large dotting tool or taking a smaller dotting tool (or end of a bobby pin) and dotting around in a circle until the preferred dot size is achieved.

2. Next, taking a small nail art or paint brush, create the T shape below the dot. Make sure to make this thick enough to put the numbers inside.

3. Next, create the ball to the right of T using the same technique as the head.

4. After all these components have dried, take the small brush to create the numbers. For the zero, create a filled in circle with white, and then take a small dotting tool and, using the colour of the T, make a small dot in the middle.

Make sure to let the logo designs and the dots dry for 10 to 15 minutes before applying a top coat, to ensure none of your designs bleed or streak.

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This design is a great introduction into freehand nail art with a brush. The shapes are relatively simple, but still provide a challenge with the number of details.

Polishes Used: Sephora by OPI Slushied, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Joe Fresh Mallard + OPI Did It On 'Em, Revlon Colorstay Marmalade.

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Kaitlyn Delano is a beauty blogger based in Toronto. You can find all of her Mani Monday designs on her blog, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty.

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