Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mario Batali's Orange Crocs Nail Art

Are you familiar with celebrity chef Mario Batali? He's known for his Italian food, cheerful demeanor, and, possibly most importantly, his orange Crocs. Those foam clogs are so darn memorable, and people either love them or hate them.

Whenever I do my perforated leather nail art look, people inevitably comment that the nails look like Crocs. So this time, I decided to embrace it and use the technique to represent Mario's orange clogs for orange day of the 31 Day Challenge!

For this nail art, I used:
OPI In My Back Pocket
OPI Matte Topcoat
Essie Blanc
American Apparel Hassid
Perforated leather nail art tutorial

So of course we've got his crocs on my middle and pointer fingers. Then I freehanded a chef coat on my ring finger, with a bit of negative space, and striped accent nails on my pinky and thumb to represent a patterned apron.

I personally find these nails hilarious. I love when nail art is a bit cheeky! What do you think? Too much, or just enough?

Want more orange? Here are the orange manicures I've done in the past:


  1. This manicure is so creative and extraordinary. I really like it. :)

  2. I love it!! I watch Food Network all the time. Such a creative idea!

  3. Doesn't he do Twitter? Someone should share this link with him. :)

  4. Ha, this is awesome! Very creative take on orange nails!

  5. You are one of the most creative nail artists ever!

  6. The Dalai Lama's NailsSeptember 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    I just can't, even. Ohmahgah.

  7. Hehee these are to cool, I used to watch a ton of Mario when I was little :)

  8. Break rules, not nailsSeptember 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Ha ha thats so cool Sarah! This speaks to me on a different level, since I work in a kitchen. When I googled Mario, it seems he also wears sausages as a scarf!! Interesting!!! :)

  9. Simply Brilliant!

  10. So adorable!!! I love crocs...they actually make dress shoes that are comfy! This is such a clever mani....I always love your stuff!!

  11. Hilarious! I love this mani. Mario Batali is due here in Columbus Friday. I should try and go try to meet him!

  12. So clever and funny, and of course, brilliant execution!

  13. What a great inspiration. I hate Crocs, but your nails are awesome. I totally agree with Karishma there, you are one of the most creative nail artists ever!
    You convinced me to join the challenge, up to now it's quite ok... I'm managing... let's see later on.
    Have a great day dear! :-D

  14. goodness. Epically awesome!! I love that chef's coat! Also love your perforated leather so that's a big win :)

  15. I don't know who is Mario Batali, but I L O V E your orange nails! You are SO creative!!

  16. These are the best - I looooove how you can translate anything to your nails!


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