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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jamie Wants Big Boom: Mythbusters Nail Art

Now that I've done Adventure Time, Futurama, and Parks & Recreation manicures, I thought I'd add another one of my favorite shows into my nail art portfolio -- Mythbusters! I think Mythbusters is one of those shows that is universally well-liked. The team of people on the show is so likable, they perform awesome and informative experiments, and there are lots of explosions. If you're unfamiliar with the show, you can watch some clips and get a feel for it on the Discovery website.


Break it down!

On my thumb is a depiction of a blueprint, much like the ones that the show uses to explain their experiments.
My pointer finger is a representation of Jamie Hyneman, through his iconic mustache and beret combo.
My middle finger is Adam Savage with his thick glasses and ginger hair.
My ring finger is Buster! Buster, if you are unfamiliar, is their stunt dummy. I've shown his head in profile over an asphalt-y base.
Finally, my pinky is an explosion. Because what is Mythbusters nail art without an explosion.


There are a bunch of colors in this, and I'll type them out for you guys since I love you.

Thumb: American Apparel Mount Royal, Cult Nails Tempest
Pointer: OPI Berlin There Done That, American Apparel Hassid, China Glaze Kalahari Kiss
Middle: OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, American Apparel Hassid, OPI In My Back Pocket
Ring: Zoya Storm, Cult Nails Tempest, Sally Hansen Lightening, American Apparel Hassid
Pinky: American Apparel Hassid, Sally Hansen Rapid Red, OPI In My Back Pocket, Sally Hansen Lightening



The entire manicure was freehanded using a medium length striper brush.

I had some trouble with the host representations. I had to redo Adam at least three times before I was happy with him, and even then I took off his facial hair an additional time to try to refine that a bit more. Jamie was easier, only requiring one mustache re-do.



A spotlight on our two handsome hosts...


I think my favorite nail out of all of these would be the Buster on my ring finger. I am really pleased with the way all of these came out, though, and hope Mythbusters fans think I did the show justice!

47 comments:

  1. Remind me of big bang theory nails 8) Cool.

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  2. This is one of the most awesome things I've ever seen

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  3. These are amazing! I love this show, I think your nails defo show off the show well. My fave nails are the host nails!
    I wish I was that good at free-handing, you are so talented!

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  4. You are amazing! These are awesome!

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  5. Really great, you represented the guys perfectly!! I have to agree, your Buster nail is the coolest.

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  6. Amazing AS ALWAYS! Gah I love it! My hubby does too!

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  7. Yes, this turned out legitskis. Oh wow. Have you tweeted this to Adam yet (@donttrythis)? Pretty sure he'll adore it.

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  8. So clever, the way you've captured the hosts is so cool!! I'm going to show these to my bf, he watch Myth Busters all the time ;)

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  9. I love Mythbusters!!! Awesome nail art, just adorable!!! :)

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  10. This is amazing! Probably my favorite mani you've done so far!! :)

    xo
    aly

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  11. AWESOME!! I'm a fan of the show and you definitely did great! That manicure is just so much fun :D

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  12. LOL this is fantastic, the Jaime nail is my favorite and so identifiable to him. I love it!

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  13. Omg, I love the Mythbusters, and this mani is just amazing! <3

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  14. oh my gosh! Your interpretation is spot-on! I knew they were Mythbusters nails even before reading the post. Well done again!

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  15. This is amazing! I love MythBusters and I definitely love your nails.

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  16. WOW this is really amazing! you need to email them a photo of these nails!

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  17. This might just be the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Everyone else can stop now, because you've won at life. AWESOME.

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  18. You nailed it, what a perfect representation of the show.

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  19. This is awesome! My husband and I love watching Mythbusters!:) And Jamie is def my fave, haha!

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  20. this is seriously awesome. i dont watch that show, though i used to a lot when it first came out, but this is tops. one of your best for sure.

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  21. Best nail art ever!! Superb job Sarah!!

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  22. As a fan, I think this is glorious!! Well done!!

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  23. Like basically everyone, I love this show and your work! The mustaches are brilliant, but I really love that you got a blueprint in there!

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  24. So cool! These are the type of manicures that I show to my husband and brother who have no interest in nail polish.

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  25. OMG! I won't be original and I just write here I'm stunned *.*

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  26. I'll just add my voice to the chorus above. Great job, great show...glad you sent a pic to Adam. :)

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  27. LOVE! You did such a great job! Clever, cute and fun :)

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  28. My fave quote from that show is, "Remember kids, the difference between screwing around and science is writing it down!" Awesome show

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  29. Jamie Hyneman is a cutie pie on and off your nails! hee hee Great job.

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  30. I love the show, and this mani totally sums it up! Great work:D

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  31. These are just spot-on. Perfect. Brilliant. I could go on, but I could think of a thousand more awesome words to describe this mani. It's just !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. OMG THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!! I looove all the designs and I'm so happy you included Buster :D

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  33. Love these almost as much as the busters!

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  34. Can I please tell you that my husband was slow on the pick up and I recognized it right away! Lol I was so proud of myself that I (and you) stumped him :D These are billiant, brava!

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  36. You said: "Thank you for taking the time to comment. I truly do appreciate each and every one of them. :)" , but you remove a comment. That´s nice.

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    1. Hi Kelly, thanks for commenting. After receiving your first comments, I removed the photos that you found offensive. At that point, I considered the matter resolved and removed your comments to avoid confusion for others visiting the page and reading the comments.

      When the first person pointed out the issue, I didn't remove my photos because I wasn't sure that I needed to. After two people (the first person and you) had mentioned it, I figured it was best to just take them down. You're right in that I should have removed her comment too. I'll be honest -- I didn't even think of it, and that's why her comment was still up.

      I would appreciate it if any further comments were written without this hostility.

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  37. These designs are so cute! Never would have thought of a Mythbusters mani!

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