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Domo Arigato Mr. Robato! Robot Nail Art



“You’re wondering who I am. Secret Secret, I’ve got a SECRET!

Machine or Mannequin!  Secret Secret, I’ve got a SECRET!”

This loving Styx tune droned in my ear all Sunday on our lazy weekend hibernation. Originally the seed was not planted in my head, and I can’t say what made J sing this for hours, while we both tackled JEWEL SAGA….None the less, this ended up stuck in my head today! Domo Domo This look was created with the help of the tutorial from Totally Cool Nails Tumblr using this video and acrylic paint, for me this is the easiest way to get opaque colors with outlines since you lay down the black first.

Products Used:
Revlon Base/Top Coats
Essie Summer Green
Acrylic Paints: Lime, Pink, Black, White, Red,

 Youtube Video Tutorial Inspiration Totally Cool Nails Friday I’m in Love: http://youtu.be/nG5_2IMbBo0



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Transformers, Robots in Disguise! Nail Art


One shall rise. One shall fall.

This war has ranged in my household over the past few years. Since this is an ever fighting battle between good and evil, I don’t see a clear end in sight. My other half has been obsessed with transformers since childhood and now has passed this trait off to my little one, who has fallen in love with Transformers Rescue Bots. I have literally seen every single episode, movie and short story of TRANSFORMERS, and could sing the song until I’m blue in the face. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE….Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons.

I attempted to use the original versions for my nail art since they seemed to be the simplest. Oh if only I had larger nail beds, the detail I could paint! Since I’ve been blessed with teenage boy nails, I make do. My apologies over the faded Shock Wave, A+ Transformer back story, but C- nail art wise.

Alas, this is what I’ve come up with. Left hand: Bumble Bee, Optimus Prime and Arcee

Auto Bots

Right hand (courtesy of using a sandwich bag to make ‘nail stickers’) Shock wave Megatron and Star Scream


Our Action Figure Toy collection:


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NOTD: Orange/Teal Studs

Left/Right. Left/Right. Left/Right. Right/Left.

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Ms. Claire Marshall (@heyclaire) sported the duo-colored hands in a video I watched over the weekend and since the Orange Fresh Paint polish was a new addition, I thought it would be the perfect combo to try it out! I sported these studs and brights this past week for my nail colors. It took some getting used to having my left different than my right, but these colors worked SO great together! Have you ladies ever trekked out with different hands?

It felt weird.

It felt wonderful.

It felt wrong, but RIGHT!!

People should try weird things more often. I know I will!!

Products Used:
Revlon Base coat and Revlon Top coat
Wet N’ Wild Teal
Fresh Paint Coral
Wheel-o-Studs, small silver circles

My sunburst corn snake loved the look TOO!!