Friday, February 26, 2010

That's Gonna Cause a Gummyache.


Ok, so today's nails are an homage to Fish. Not the cold, scaly, stinky kind, but the dude I work with, whose nickname is Fish. The plan today was to test his theory that he could eat a 5 lb gummy bear in one sitting. Unfortunately though, the company we work at caught wind and said 'No way Jose, not on OUR property!' So we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch and he attempted the gastronomical feat there. The goal? See how much he could eat of it in a mere hour. Let me say, we were ALL impressed. He ate over 3 POUNDS of gummy bear in 1 hour. PLUS- the only reason he stopped is because we had to go back to work, he came back from lunch and promptly ate a sandwich. Seriously. In honor of what was to originally take place today, I painted gummy bears on my nails- even the best flavor - clear (pineapple) on the pinky nail, even though it is hard to make out what it is. :-P OVER 3 POUNDS! I feel nauseous just thinking about it. The thing was the size of a baby. No joke. Fish ate a baby.



I used OPI Alpine Snow Matte as a base, which chipped horribly within 2 hours. For the red bear, I used China Glaze Salsa, for the orange bear, Sally Hanson Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 06 Sun Kissed, for the yellow bear Urban Outfitters Yellow 1, for the green bear, OPI Green-wich Village, and for the clear bear, I used Maybelline Banana Puddin', which I can't find a link for, but I got mine from a lovely Aussie girl on Makeupalley.com. Everything was mixed with Sally Hansen All the White Stufffor the highlights. For the clear bear, I used Urban Outfitters Yellow 1 to distinguish the shapes on the bear (eyes, belly, etc). Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

The maiden bite. He bit off his face because the bear was supposedly 'looking at him funny'.



After 3 lb. 3 oz was eaten.



And...because I found it amusing... the Spork, which isn't really a spork, but a Star Trek fork.



Eat Long and Prosper.

My teeth hurt.

22 comments:

  1. LOVING the nails, my STOMACH hurts just thinking about this. YUCK!

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  2. OMFG. YUM
    love thos enails u r so talented;)

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  3. OMG =/ I'm amazed at what guys can eat sometimes =DDD
    As always, I'm amazed at your skills =D Your manicures make my day!!!

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  4. Oh I feel sick just reading about that. Was he ok after lunch? Did he get sick?

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  5. OMG where do you even *find* a 5lb gummy bear??

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  6. The nails are wayy cute! Where do you get that top coat?? I really need a good one

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  7. That is awesome. I mean, your nails. I like gummy bears as much as the next gal, but that makes me a little nauseated thinking about that much gummy bear. But, again, always great nails.

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  8. ITA with @TheQueen!! where do you even find those? my SO totally wants one now lol!

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  9. I would have loved to be named fish. Too bad my parents weren't really original when naming me.

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  10. I love you. First I was amazed once again at your nail art skills. Then I was cracking up about the giant gummy bear before I even got to the pictures of this skinny guy actually eating the huge gummy. But you don't leave it there. No, you have to go in and throw in a Star Trek reference just to make sure I know that you are ridiculously cool!

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  11. hahahahaha, AND THE PINEAPPLE FLAVOR IS THE BEST!!!! You are SO right! Hilarious! Please tell Fish I love his shirt; and I agree, sometimes those Gummy Bears have a serious attitude problem in spite of their "sweetness". Plus, kudos on the Great Gummy Bear Munch of 2010- it is outstanding! (I wonder if the texture of a 5 pound gummy bear is different than that of a <1 oz gummy bear? )
    Not to mention the nails- they are superb, as always. What a great idea, and what a great story. The star trek fork is also so marvy. I got sporks for my whole family for Christmas from Think Geek. It was good. Go Fork and prosper...

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  12. I hate gummy anything, but this is very cute!

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  13. That is one super big gummy bear, I feel nauseous just imagining eating it!

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  14. awwww it's so cute. Now I want some.

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  15. WOW. Where can you get such a gummy bear?!?!?

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  16. Thank you so much for this great post! although i would have been sick to eat that much!

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  17. Oooh, does this mean you might one day do a Star Trek theme?

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  18. omg.. OVER 12,000 calories for one of those!!!!! i can't believe he ate so much of it! http://www.vat19.com/dvds/worlds-largest-gummy-bear.cfm

    AHHHH!!

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  19. I was the one that ate the Bo-Bo the Bear... he was good, and made my stomach happy... he went down without a fight... but you DONT want to know how he came out... anyway, thanks Mel... Fish.

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