Thursday, 12 June 2014

FIFA World Cup Nail Art featuring e.l.f.

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Hey y'all!

Today is the official start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.  To commemorate the start of the games, I created this colorful, fun tribute to the 2014 games using all e.l.f. products.

2014 FIFA World Cup Nail Art

Now, admittedly, I don't know a lot about football.  First off, I'm American, so it's soccer.  Secondly, I'm a girl.  Thirdly, it isn't one of the sports I ever played growing up.  I'll gladly sit and watch baseball for hours, but moving to England has meant that I have had to adjust my mindset regarding certain sports that Americans just don't "get", and soccer is the primary culprit.  In an effort to create a little more interest for myself, I decided the best way to take an interest in football is to make some nail art for it!

I created this look using three polishes from the e.l.f. Brights 14 Piece Nail Polish Set.  This is an awesome set with a great variety of colors that are perfect for summer!  I also added in a few polishes from my own e.l.f. collection to complete the look.

L-R: e.l.f. Clear, Green, Sunflower, Confetti Chic, Skinny Jeans, and Matte Finisher.
I started by applying a coat of Skinny Jeans to my ring finger, and 2 coats of Sunflower to all my other nails.  With an e.l.f. blending wedge sponge, I created the green and yellow gradient on all the yellow nails, and cleaned up my skin with a cotton swab and an e.l.f. concealer brush.  I finished off those nails with a dabbed coat of Confetti Chic and sealed everything in with a coat of Clear.

2014 FIFA World Cup Nail Art

For my accent nail, I hand-painted the logo for the 2014 games on a piece of sandwich bag using Green and Sunflower again.  Once it was dry, I lightly floated a coat of Clear on top, being careful not to smear my design, and left the decal to sit overnight to fully dry.  The next morning, I carefully peeled my decal off the plastic, trimmed the excess clear polish away from the edges, and applied a fresh coat of Clear to my blue accent nail.  While it was still wet, I carefully placed the decal down and smoothed it with my finger to eliminate air bubbles.  When it was fully set, I applied another coat of Clear over the top to seal everything in and level out the polish, and let it dry.

2014 FIFA World Cup Nail Art

To finish the look, I applied a coat of the Matte Finisher to help bring out the sparkle in the glitters and to keep the glare from obscuring my decal!

I would love to hear your thoughts on this design.  Are you going to be watching the World Cup this month?  I feel fairly certain the Faff house will be watching at least as long as England and America are playing.  After that, I think all bets are off!

Hope you're all having a fantastic day!


  1. Great mani! And LOL at "First of all, it's soccer".

  2. Ooh I am football girl xD I was really into the world cup last time, but not so much this time for some reason :P At least Brazil got off on a good start! I love the colours you've used here... they look very Brazillian and perfectly blended! <3

  3. Awesome gradient! I love the colors!


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