Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Know You Are, But What am I?!

Any kid that grew up in the 80s knows (and probably loves) Pee Wee Herman. From his adventures under the Big Top to his dancing on bar tops, Pee Wee has been a cultural icon for as long as I can remember! I remember watching his show all the time when I was a kid, and I remember watching his movies at the babysitter when I was younger. To this day, I still can't hear the Champs' "Tequila" without mentally doing 'the' dance that Pee wee is so well known for. Today's design suggestion was from my friend Kristin when we talking last night at bowling. :-D Speaking of bowling, that is why my right hand thumbnail is so short. It kept breaking at bowling, and I didn't really want to cut all my nails to nubs for the entire length of league, so I just kept that one short. Today's manicure includes Clocky, Chairry, Penny, Pee Wee, one of the flowers, Globey, an ant from the ant farm, Magic Screen, Jambi, and Mr. Window. :)

Today's secret word is.....NAILS! You all remember what to do whenever anybody says the secret word right?!




I used

Left thumb: Clocky

http://images.broadwayworld.com/upload2/98206/tn-500_pee4.jpeg as a base, with American Apparel Manila for the yellow, Nubar Sexy Red for the red grid, Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the eyes and mouth, and American Apparel Hassid to shade, outline, and for the clock hands.

Left Index: Chairry

OPI What's With the Cattitude? as a base, then mixed with Orly Snowcone to shade for the arms, etc. For the mouth, I used A Beautiful Life Poison, and Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the teeth, as well as the eyes. For the eyelashes and pupils, I used American Apparel Hassid.

Left Middle: Penny

OPI What's With the Cattitude? as a base, with American Apparel Summer Peach for her face and neck, then mixed with American Apparel Rose Bowl and Essie Mink Muffs to shade, American Apparel Manila for the hair, then mixed with American Apparel Hassid to shade the hair. For the hair ties, I used Nubar Sexy Red, For the eyes, I used China Glaze Poetic, American Apparel Hassid for the pupils and smile, then Nubar Forest with Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the collar.

Left Ring: Pee Wee's iconic suit

Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base, with Orly Mirror, Mirror for the suit, then American Apparel Factory Grey to outline the suit lapels, and also mixed with Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the buttons. For the bowtie, I used Nubar Sexy Red with A Beautiful Life Poison to shade.

Left Pinky: Flower

OPI What's With the Cattitude? as a base, with American Apparel Manila for the petals, then mixed with Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the center of the flower. For the smile, I used Essie Foot Loose, then Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the eys, with American Apparel Hassid for the centers. For the stem, I used Nubar Forest.


Right Thumb: Globey

Orly Snowcone as a base, then mixed with Nox Twilight Talon for the shading on the nose and chin. For the lattitude/longitude lines, I used American Apparel Hassid, for the eyebrows, I used Nubar Forest, and for the eyes, I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud, with American Apparel Hassid for the centers.

Right Index: Ant from the Ant Farm

CND Electric Orange as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the ant and music notes.

Right Middle: Magic Screen

American Apparel Esprit as a base, with Nubar Forest, L.A. Girl Army Green, and Pure Ice Wild Thing for the screen, Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the mouth and eyes, and American Apparel Hassid for the knobs and eye pupils.

Right Ring: Jambi

American Apparel Hassid as a base, then mixed with Orly Gumdrop for the 'mist' behind Jambi's head. Orly Gumdropfor Jambi's skin, shaded with China Glaze Flyin' High, American Apparel Hassid to outline the eyes and for the eybrows. For the eyeshadow, I used American Apparel Esprit mixed with Barielle Grape Escape. For the turban, I used A Beautiful Life Poison, with China Glaze 2030 from Khrome Collection for the trim.

Right Pinky: Mr. Window

Eyeko Lilac Polish for Lovely Nails as a base, with OPI What's With the Cattitude? for the window, American Apparel Manila for the window panes and windowsill, Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the eyes and American Apparel Hassid for the eye pupils.

I topped off everything with two coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Mekka Lekka Hi-Mekka Hiney Ho!

39 comments:

  1. I was totally going to say that and then saw it at the bottom of your post!! haha!! Ah...memories of Saturday morning TV while sitting in a homemade "fort." Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!

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  2. I loved Pee Wee Herman so much as a kid!

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  3. amazing! I love when you update early- I'm three hours ahead of you and I like to check when you first post. this mustve taken forever

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  4. What are you supposed to do when someone yells the secret word? I'm new to this blog and am confused!

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  5. Cute nails, although Pee Wee Herman is a bad, bad man haha.

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  6. Grace, as a heads up, when you spam someone with your link, aren't you supposed to at least say something nice about their blog and their post? come on! spamming is out of control!

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  7. thanks everyone!

    Tara- I try to post earlier in the day, but most of the time the day (and life) get the better of me. :-P

    Anonymous- the secret word is a Pee Wee's Playhouse thing, it was a tv show in the 80s, whenever anyone said the secret word, everyone would scream! :)

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  8. LOL Love the nails. I had to cut my thumb nail for summer bowling league too!

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  9. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! (Screaming real loud.) I love love love these nails. Don't take them off! I know that would defeat your whole project, but they are too good to get rid of. They're so... naily. :)

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  10. its PENNY!!!

    let the fun begin its time to let down your hair...

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  11. Your imagination is just superb!

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  12. Pee-wee himself just reposted this on Facebook! Rad.

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  13. saw this via the man aka pee wee..lol..how did you make all the little details!?!?!

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  14. Totally rad. They are excellent.

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  15. That's so cool!!! How long did it take to do these?

    Pee-Wee's tweets rock, I'll be sharing this link too :-)

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  16. OH MY GOD, I am dying. I love this so much. You did a wonderful job here.

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  17. Pee Wee himself linked me here, you epic legend.

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  18. you should do the 10 commandments. im not religious at all, i just think it would be a hell of a challange. also kudos on the pee wee stuff it is fantastic. i love it.

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  19. ok i have to say this in regards to the pee wee is a bad bad man. he was caught in an adult theater, watching an adult movie and doing an adult thing in an adult place. had he not be famous he would not have been charged. i think the rumors have grown way out of proportion. most people dont even know the case.

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  20. i am too distracted to notice the great peewee art work - YOUR CUTICLES ARE LIKE BUTTER!!!

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  21. What a marvelous job you did on those nails..... I never knew of this Blog or your 365 in 365 goal until just now. (I am also someone who saw Pee Wee's post on Facebook and came here to check out your work ... anyone interested in going to his FB page it's "Pee-Wee Herman" and HE is actually there posting everyday.

    Now for the big question that is killing me ... you painted the designs on all 10 nails yourself, correct? WOW, I am impressed how ambidextrous you are... you don't just have the ability to use your "non-dominant" hand, but with such precision..... MAJORLY impressed young lady!!!!! I shall now visit this Blog to check out what's up in your quest and admire your work ... (I will also look through this Blog to check out your previous work) Thanks Pee Wee for the shout-out and thank YOU Daily Nail for the Blog!!!

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  22. I love those!!!!!!!!!!!!! great job!!!

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  23. I love them! I just clicked the link from Pee-Wee's fb page...too cute :D

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  24. Melissa! I can't believe that Pee Wee actually talked about your nails! OMG WOMAN!! Are you freaking out?! Congrats! :)

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  25. Thank you SOOOO much everyone!

    and Sonoma Bento- to say the least!!! lol I'm sooo excited- it made my day!!!

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  26. This is so fabulous!! I wish you could do a time-lapse video of you painting your nails. I would LOVE to see that!!

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  27. If you love your nails so much, why do you MARRY them? Heh heh!<3

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  28. Penny! I didn't even realize how much I missed her til I saw the manicure. Brilliant, by the way. I applaud you. Yea!!

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  29. I pity to fool who doesn't like your nails!

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  30. I just love your NAILS! Hehe, I can just hear the playhouse screaming and laughing over the secret word!

    Those are so adorable! Very lovely job you did!

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  31. AIIIEEEEEEEE! (that's me screaming at the top of my lungs...) I was a huge Pee Wee fan, and I wasn't a kid! I am still a huge fan. Utterly fantastic show.
    And I TOTALLY agree with Maria (August 25, 2010 7:50 PM) about the grownup, Paul (Pee Wee).

    But most importantly, THESE NAILS ARE OUTSTANDING!!!
    They are all perfect- you have outdone yourself this time, Ms. Daily Nail!!! These SO rock!
    I am really happy Pee Wee saw this!

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  32. Kid in the 80s? I ran a multimillion dollar business in the 80s and I *loved* Pee Wee.

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  33. This is still awesome. Thank you nail lady

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