Nail Porn has been doing the Olympian athletes' patriotic designs

All eyes were on Rebecca Adlington‘s Union Jack nails as she showed the world her London 2012 bronze medal for the 400m Freestyle event at the Aquatics Centre.

The swimmer’s nails were created by celebrity manicurist Sophy Robson and her Nail Porn team, who have been painting flag designs on Team GB and other overseas athletes in the Olympic Village.

Last week, Sophy Tweeted: Nearly all my girls are on site now working on athletes and visitors from the whole wide world.’

Then, after Rebecca took to the podium, Sophy Tweeted: The medal winners with their nails done up by my @nailporn team!!!!!!! So proud of my girls. (and the winners obvs).’

To get the look yourself, just follow Sophy‘s step-by-step guide to creating Union Jack Nails:

1 Prep nails by filing into shape and applying a base coat. Then using Max Factor Effect Mini Polish in Ruby Tuesday, £3.99, paint a straight line down the centre of the nail.

2 Next, paint a horizontal line in red across the middle of the nail to make the cross.

3 Using a Nail Art Striper, paint the diagonal lines of the Union Flag in the rectangle space.

4 Outline the red cross and diagonal star using a Nail Art Striper and white nail polish to create the Union Flag. Then paint small triangles in the gaps using Max Factor Effect Mini Nail Polish in Cloudy Blue, £3.99.

5 Add a top coat for a glossy finish.

Sophy is the hottest manicurist in London right now – we’ll now be watching out for which athletes are her ‘girls’ oh, and the Olympic sports too, obviously!

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