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London Olympics: best beauty moments

London Olympics: best beauty moments

Stand-out nails and make-up from the Games

While we've been totally glued to all the Olympic action - from Steph Houghton's first goal against New Zealand in the women's football to Team GB's first gold won by Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in the women's rowing pair - we have to admit that we've been a little side-tracked by some cool beauty spots. Olympic torchbearer Sarah Blight set the pace with her patriotic Union Jack nail art back in May, and since then Olympic athletes have been trooping their country's colours in a variety of beautiful ways.

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    What a picture: Olympic cyclist Victoria… More details

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    What a picture: Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton proudly shows off her gold medal - and her Team GB manicure.

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    Dedication to the cause comes in the form of an… More details

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    London Olympics: best beauty moments

    Dedication to the cause comes in the form of an Olympic rings tattoo and statement nails for Team USA heptathlete Hyleas Fountain.

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    The Australian synchronised swimming duo Eloise… More details

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    The Australian synchronised swimming duo Eloise Amberger and Sarah Bombell obviously got the memo that, next season, it's all about the eyes.

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    Striking face make-up is a beauty signature for… More details

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    Striking face make-up is a beauty signature for American track star DeeDee Trotter, and for her bronze medal-winning 400m run she chose a glittery pattern in patriotic colours.

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    Russia's Olga Kurban made sure her nail were… More details

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    Russia's Olga Kurban made sure her nail were painted in the colours of her country's flag for her outing in the women's Heptathlon High Jump.

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    Olympic torchbearer Sarah Blight opted for Union… More details

    London Olympics: best beauty moments

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    Olympic torchbearer Sarah Blight opted for Union Jack nail art when she carried the flame past St Michael's Mount in Cornwall in May.

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    The team may have been unsuccessful in earning a… More details

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    London Olympics: best beauty moments

    The team may have been unsuccessful in earning a medal, but gymnasts Imogen Cairns (right) and Hannah Whelan (left) of Great Britain look pretty good in their silver eye make-up.

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    Singer Katy B showed her support for London 2012… More details

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    Singer Katy B showed her support for London 2012 by decorating her nails with an Olympic design for the torch relay finale concert in Hyde Park.

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    Team GB archer Naomi Folkard also chose patriotic… More details

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    London Olympics: best beauty moments

    Team GB archer Naomi Folkard also chose patriotic nails during the women's team archery eliminations match between Great Britain and Russia on Day 2 of the Olympics.

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    Plenty of signalling during game-play calls for… More details

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    Plenty of signalling during game-play calls for stand-out nails for Zara Dampney of Team GB's women's volleyball team.

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    Jaqueline Carvalho of Brazil's women's volleyball… More details

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    Jaqueline Carvalho of Brazil's women's volleyball team matched her ponytail hairbands with her uniform.

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    Laura Ludwig flies the flag for Germany with her… More details

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    London Olympics: best beauty moments

    Laura Ludwig flies the flag for Germany with her black, red and yellow nails during the women's beach volleyball preliminary match with Brazil.

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    Venus Williams wove in red, white and blue plaits… More details

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    London Olympics: best beauty moments

    Venus Williams wove in red, white and blue plaits to create a patriotic hairstyle for her singles tennis match against Sara Errani of Italy.

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    Amy Oliver left no doubt as to which country she… More details

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    Amy Oliver left no doubt as to which country she was competing for in the women's Individual Archery Eliminations.

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    Pausing to fix her hair during a break in play… More details

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    Pausing to fix her hair during a break in play against Timea Babos of Hungary, tennis player Angelique Kerber of Germany gives photographers the perfect opportunity to capture her patriotic nails.

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