The nail art phenomenon hasn't passed Olympic athletes by, with the likes of US tennis ace Venus Williams and British swimmer Rebecca Adlington impressing beauty junkies with their elaborate and patriotic manicures as well as their sporting prowess during the first week of London 2012. - AFP RELAX NEWS
Mexican weightlifter Luz Mercedes Acosta Valdez went for a double whammy with both Mexico's and Great Britain's flags on her nails.
The Union Jack was painted onto the fingernails of Great Britain Olympic archer Alison Williamson.
US tennis ace Venus Williams wowed with her stars-and-stripes themed nails during a press conference at the Olympic Stadium.
French swimmer Margaux Farrell paid homage to her home nation’s flag with a delicate design.
Seen at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park, Kristina Vogel of the German track cycling team paid homage to her country’s black, red and gold.
Hungarian swimmer Suzana Jacobos was spotted with a pretty Olympic-themed design on her nails during a training session at the aquatics centre.
Danish professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki was proud of her flag-inspired design at the Olympic Park.
Mexican archer Aida Roman sported a gold design with her country’s national colours for the women's team quarterfinal.
Britain's Rebecca Adlington impressed viewers of the women's 400m freestyle heats swimming event with her Union Jack manicure.
American indoor volleyball player Destinee Hooker made plenty of Olympic references with her nails, as well as adding a tribute to her parents on her hands.
All beauty junkies’ eyes were on Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte’s nails after she won the women's 100m breaststroke.