Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Nailsxo World Cup Nails 2014 - Nigeria

Nailsxo World Cup Nails 2014

Nails & Football, two of my favourite things!

I am so excited to be taking part in this challenge, which is the brainchild of Emily over at Nailsxo.  

Everybody who is taking part in the challenge was assigned a random Country which is taking part in the World Cup in Brazil (not long until it starts, yay!).  After being given the Country (I was assigned Nigeria), the challenge was to make some nails based on the Country.  Also, which ever teams wins the World Cup, the person who was assigned them wins a prize (although, let's face it... I'm not really expecting Nigeria to do that well)!

So here they are:

My index and little fingers are my own take on Nigerian fabric patterns.
I was using my friend google to help me find some inspiration for my nails.  I found a website about Nigeria, and found out that tie dying is very popular.  I also did a google image search for Nigerian patterns/fabrics, and saw that there were lots of vibrant colours and repeating patterns used.  I thought about stamping, but I am utterly hopeless at that, so after trying that, I scrapped it and went freehand!   


My middle finger is the Nigerian flag, using little gems.  This was my first attempt at full nail placement of any sort and it looked much more effective in my head!

My ring finger says 'YOBO 2'.  Joseph Yobo is the Nigerian captain, and their most capped player ever.  His squad number has recently been #2.  I had to redo this nail twice as I just could not write straight!

On my thumb I did the Brazilian flag, seeing as the World Cup is being held there.

As you can see, I had trouble finding just a couple of photo's to use...!

I think my favourite has to be the Brazilian flag (The yellow glows in the dark!!), followed closely by the funky yellow patterned index finger.

Take a look at all the other fantastic creations over HERE.  Trust me, they are actually amazing!!


PS.  My nails have already been involved in World Cup fever when I went to visit the World Cup Trophy!  Take a look at my nails and see me with the ACTUAL trophy here.

Here is a great picture I found predicting how good each of the teams are:



  1. These are amazing! And I love the Brazilian flag. It's spot on! xxx

    1. Thank you so much :) ! Yours are awesome!! X

  2. Those nails are really cool with all the different patterns on your nails. As well as the really great Brazilian flag! :)

    1. Awh, thank you very much! :) x

  3. So pretty!! I love these, especially the middle finger! :D x

  4. I absolutely love your imagination! These are fantastic, such a great idea you have come up with! Your middle finger looks super cool, but then so do all the rest! Thank you for taking part I love these, GOOD LUCK :D !!!

    1. Thank you so much Emily! I thought it'd be a good excuse to try something new :) ! Thank you for coming up with a great challenge, and for letting me take part! X

  5. Hi I found your blog from the facebook group Nail Bloggers :) I really like these nails ~ the textured bubble nail looks amazing! xx


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