Monday, November 22, 2010

Stop Being So Controlling!


A while back, reader Dave R. suggested that I do an old school Nintendo controller, and what could I say? It was a bad ass idea, so I had to do it!! I'm not too proud to admit that I'm still a proud owner of an original NES in working order, with controllers, games, Duck Hunt gun, AND NES Advantage joystick. Yeah, I said it. (I even still play it!! I will SO kick anyone's ass in Dr. Mario :-P) Today's nails make me wanna play, and how freakin' rad would it be to hold the controller with THESE nails?! :-P I'm such a dork.


I used American Apparel Hassid as a base, with a mixture of Orly Mirror, Mirror and American Apparel California Trooper for the light grey plastic, essence Pointbreak for the darker grey, a mixture of Nubar Sexy Red and CND Electric Orange for the red buttons, shaded with that mixture and American Apparel Hassid, highlighted with that mixture and American Apparel Cotton. I also used a dab of American Apparel Cotton on the 'edge' of the button for a reflection. Topped off the matte parts with Essie Matte About You and the shiny parts with Seche Vite top coat.

Who wants to play?

29 comments:

  1. what a unique idea ! :D turned out really well

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  2. This is so cute!! You're a really good painter, you know that? :D

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  3. dr. mario is my all time favorite game! I almost bought it for the gameboy a few years ago but it would not be the same. I seriously spend hours in front of the tv playing dr. mario :D

    great nails!

    -M

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  4. I can't get over how cool those nails are :)

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  5. how do you manage to come up with a nice idea every day? haha

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  6. Hee hee! Cute idea! Yep, nerd nails but I still love it.

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  7. :) Those are so good! You should get a picture of your controller nails holding your controller.

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  8. As soon as I saw this, I knew exactly what it was! We still have one of these set up on an old TV in the garage.

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  9. This is legen.. wait for it.. DARY
    Don't be ashamed of playing with old school Nintendo's! They're great fun :).

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  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mani! Can you please do a Super Mario themed manicure? It would make me sooo happy!

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  11. I'm married to Dave R.!! This is so cool!

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  12. Freaking BOSS dude. Love it! Dave- Good call!
    If you're into it, how about a Mighty Boosh theme? If you're not, you should totally check it out- great BBC show.

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  13. OMG the original is only the BEST!! haha I'm so proud I have mine too. The saddest day was when it stopped working...I think it's just bc we never cleaned it! lol. Duck Hunt, Olympics, Little Mermaid, Mario, and...dare I say it...GLOVE BALL!!!

    And then I met my bf who still has his working one also, and I knew I fell in love. LOL.

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  14. so cute....and if you happen to read this...I have a request/suggestion...I would absolutely LOVE if you did Scooby Doo...{my 6-year-old son Alex would be thrilled as well as he is a Scooby fanatic}. Maybe sometime when you get a chance...thanks for always bringing a little happy to my day!

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  15. that's so cool! I'm jealous you still have your original nintendo!

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  16. I would like to challenge you to a Dr. Mario duel. You're going DOWN!

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  17. i totally missed this. THANKS for the plug!

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