The 2012 Nailympics featured impressive styles from dedicated competitors.
The 'Nailympians' of today displayed a knack for exuberant nail art that redefines standards of conventional manicures. The contest, held annually in the UK and US brings out aficionados year after year to showcase their ability to sport the beautifully impractical designs. According to Vice, “Judges measured the Nailympians on nail structure, shaping, application, surface smoothness, product control [and] cuticles.”
There was certainly no shortage in creativity at the 2012 event. Some standout styles included manicures with thematic motifs such as day of the dead, a botanical garden, oceanic seashells and candy crusted cuticles. The eccentricity of the annual event is a show of avant-garde fandom that would surely please the likes of Lady Gaga.