Monday, May 24, 2010

Beware the Koopa Troopas!!


Proof I'm a nerd, but the totally rad kind of nerd: if you call my phone, instead of you hearing ringing, which is a normal thing, you hear my ringback...which is the Super Mario Bros. theme. Awesome, right? Anyway, from time to time, I forget that I have that ringback, so when people comment on it after calling for the first time, it always makes me chuckle, and today, it provided inspiration for my nails!! (I didn't even know that there was a new Mario game out recently- I'm behind on things, obviously) I did the question mark blocks on one hand, and on the other hand, I did coins and a growth mushroom! :)


I used



Left hand - Question Mark Blocks

American Apparel Palm Springs as a base, then mixed with American Apparel Pinto for the question mark symbol. For the black, I used American Apparel Hassid.



Right Hand - Coins and Growth Mushroom

Orly Snowcone as a base, with Love & Beauty Bronze for the coins (from Forever 21), Sally Hansen All the White Stuff as a base for the mushroom, China Glaze Salsa for the red, then American Apparel Hassid for the black on all 5 nails. I also mixed a little of the American Apparel Hassid with the Sally Hansen All the White Stuff to shade the stem of the mushroom.

Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat to make it gleam. :)

Now get going- you have to save the princess!!!


26 comments:

  1. I have super mario on my phone too! ;D
    I´m sorry to say that my old nintendo don´t start.. :(

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  2. ur so talented & u have a very wide imagination...awesome!!

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  3. How whimsical! I love it and your artistry is suburb. I always look forward to seeing that you have new posts up. I like being surprised by what you have created next.

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  4. And I thought my collection was big! you've got be beaten hands down

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  5. awesome! I even knew what Koopa Troopas were, I'm proud of myself! But that's because I've been playing Mario Kart for the past three days straight.

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  6. i love today's nail art- i used to play super mario bros on my brothers nintendo- too bad it's kaput now :(

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  7. LOVE these. I am a Mario fiend! Can't wait to play Galaxy 2!

    PS... Yoshi is my absolute fav! ;)

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  8. wow. this is one of the best one artisically!!!

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  9. This might just be the coolest mani you've done yet!! :D Your nerdness knows no bounds, and that makes you awesome!!

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  10. Funny I just finished super mario world for wii last night!!! Damn it was a hard ending!!!!! But really love the nails:)

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  11. Oh my goodness, nothing short of awesome!

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  12. This is sweet. I love Mario and this brings back memories of playing it with my cousins in their living room. Definitely one of my favorite manicures :3

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  13. oh you are good you are very good

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  14. HELENA-RUTAN: Probably just the connector, they're easy to replace/clean and pretty much every console has issues with it corroding =D

    This is so nerdy, but you just can't go wrong with it! Cheers! \o/

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  15. i wish i was as talented as you are!!!
    these are my favorite ones..:P

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  16. I absolutely ADORE ur design ideas, the application however is sloppy. Once you master that, i might be able to help you out. stay tuned.

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  17. I love Mario Games! The best! :D Brings back memories :)

    I'm loving this one! came out so perfect!

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