POP Art?

Get it? POP art? Because it's POPCORN? muahahaha, I know, bad pun...a bit...CORNY?! LOL!!!

Everyone knows that you can't go to the movies without getting popcorn, I'm pretty sure it's one of the 10 commandments - Thou shalt not watch movies empty-handed. Maybe it's number 11? Anyway, I love the stuff, and honestly, some of my favorite memories as a kid involve helping my dad make popcorn (not the microwave kind - the yummy pan-popped in cooking oil kind) MMMmmm with real butter and just a touch of salt. Amazing. We'd split up the batch, and my mom, dad, sister and I would munch away. Man, my mouth is seriously watering, I haven't had that kind of popcorn in years!!

Anyway, today's nails are inspired by that crunchy, fiber-filled treat that we all know and love, popcorn!

I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the popcorn bucket/bag/box, then mixed with American Apparel Mount Royal to shade near the top, and Nubar Sexy Red to draw the lines, and for the word POPCORN, which for some reason, is often separated. For the popcorn, I used American Apparel California Trooper, highlighted with American Apparel Cotton, and shaded MAC Brown Bag. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Check out this SUPER Yummy Popcorn recipe!! (remember this one from movie night, Yaki?)

Cajun Corn
Yield: 2 1/2 quarts


2 1/2 quarts popped popcorn
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon lemon pepper


Pour butter over warm popcorn.
Combine remaining seasonings and sprinkle over popcorn; toss to mix.


  1. Ohh, this is ADORABLE!! Now I want popcorn, even though it's 2am and I'd wake everyone in the house! Stupid people, sleeping in the middle of the night! ;)

  2. I love this one! The popcorn looks awesome, and the recipe sounds delicious. Pretty much anything cajun flavored is delicious though. Ahh I desire cajun fries so badly now.

    And I'm glad that your parents didn't feed you microwave popcorn, because that kind of popcorn is evil and terrifying. True story.

  3. Awwwww I have the exact same memory. We'd stay at home on rainy sundays and eat popcorn. And then we grew up XD
    I haven't eaten popcorn in over a year now that I think of it O.o

  4. Perfect for a day full of watching movies :)!

  5. love this mani! It almost looks 3d...now I want popcorn mmm

  6. I lolled at POP art, :')
    The popcorn is amazing!

  7. This nail design is AMAZING. I'm going to have to copy it, if you don't mind. :)

    I don't know about you, but now that I'm on my own, I never make popcorn over the stove anymore, because I just don't feel like doing dishes. Here's a tip: put about 3 tablespoons of popping corn in a paper lunch sack, and fold over the top 2-3 times (you can put in the tiniest bit of olive oil here, but I find that the bag just soaks it up). Microwave for about 3 minutes (or whenever popping slows down). It tastes almost as good as the pan-popped kind, but no dishes to clean! :D

  8. Love it....have a feeling I may be craving popcorn later!

  9. soo cute! i love popcorn. too bad i cant have any with my braces on . . . ;(

  10. one of my absolute favorites! makes me want some poppy corn <3

  11. it looks more like blood than pop corn. lol!

  12. SO cute!! I thought at first that this would be a Lichtenstein representation, but the popcorn is adorable!

  13. Cute! I think I am going to have to do this design the next time the family goes out to the movies. Just because I can :)

  14. What a cute design! That recipe sounds amazing!

  15. As a huge fan of popcorn, your nails look good enough to eat :) Thanks for the recipe too, my husband looks forward to eating it sometime.

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  17. Hello beautiful
    first want to congratulate you for your work,
    are beautiful nails you do, are true works of art, even congratulations!
    I am Brazilian, Carioca, and I have a blog that talks about things in the universe feminino.Achei your blog by searching the internet, and I could not stand to do a post on your nails, because we're passionate about Brazilian nails, nail polish and so on ...
    I hope you do not mind, but something just let me know, hope you like the post!
    my blog -> http://minissaia-meninas.blogspot.com/
    God bless
    (Hope you understand what I said, anything was to blame the google translator!)

  18. WOW those look amazing and ill have to try the recipe real soon thx:)

  19. o m g i absolutely love these !

  20. gostaria de parabeniza-la pelo lindo trabalho. sempre que nao tenho nada pra fazer acesso seu blogue e fico treinando os desenhos que voce faz. Isso é uma terapia!! Parabens!

    beijos Thalita

  21. This is INCREDIBLE!! I love it - one of my favorite manicure ever :D


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