TGIF! I am so exited for it to finally be Friday because... I'm going to Six Flags Fright Fest! Even though I'm not in the best health right now, I have been looking forward to this for weeks. Nothing can stop this girl from getting her spook on. Although I do plenty of non-spooky things when I get there too. Like spend an hour playing arcade games, which brings me to the challenge prompt for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas today. Geek! I have been a proud gamer geek for as long as I can remember. And can you guess the one that started it all? I think you might be able to guess when you look at my nails!
Pacman... or Ms. Pacman in this case, haha. I remember this being one of the first designs I ever saw when I first joined the nail community. It's definitely a classic as is the game itself to all us geeks out there.
The funny thing about being someone who suffers from Hydrocephalus is that the memories I can retain are a treasure these days. I have a hard time remembering anything from being around eighteen years old to present. Everything before my brain disorder developed I can remember with certain ease, especially my really early days.
The point to this is that I can remember Pacman (Ms. Pacman) for a lot of my fondest childhood memories. I remember my parents getting me the Sega Genesis and this being the first game they got me. There I would sit in my pjs for hours and hours playing this amazing game, but also with my dad. I have always been a daddy's girl and some of our best memories are us playing video games together. We'd eat Chinese food frequently as a kid and the place we went to had a Ms. Pacman arcade machine, it was the best part of my week. The owners would give me quarters so I could play and be entertained while the food was made. Even as I write about it, it brings a smile to my face and I love being able to have these memories be associated with a classic geeky game.
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but for this mani I used almost all acrylic paint for the details. The base is one of my favorite black polishes, Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear Black Out. Thank goodness for the ease of using acrylic paint, especially with a design like this with lots of lines. It was so easy and simple to draw out the rough outline and then simply go back in with black paint to touch up. For the dots I simply used my new love, the Winstonia dotting tool from the nail gods. After I was satisfied with how everything looked, I used my favorite matte topcoat and sealed off my design. Yeah guys, I'm totally addicted to matte again haha.
I definitely don't want to take these off anytime soon! Overall this design is really simple, just a little time consuming to get all the lines straight. In total I think it ended up taking me about three hours to be finished. Yeah these are going to get shown off all weekend long after all that work haha.
Don't forget to check out the other ladies participating in the challenge prompt today!