Thursday, September 2, 2010

Nail Art Tutorial: "Super Mario's Mushroom" Nails

Good morning everyone!  It's Thursday and I'm staying positive as weekend is near!  Though I've been super busy the couple of days, I'm glad I was able to squeeze some time for a nail art tutorial!  I know how a lot of nail addicts out there would like to see some nail action! 

I did not have much time to spend on nails so I've done something quite simple yet cute, for me anyways! :)  I've always been into cute stuffs and the Mushroom from Super Mario is not an exception!  I was in Hong Kong then when I saw this cute Mushroom paper clip that I've been wanting so bad that was given for free at 7-11 for every purchase! I have to go to different 7-11 stores to claim for the free paperclips and can you imagine the look on my face when I finally got one????  The sales guy thought I went crazy when I screamed "YES!" in front of the counter! :P 

See what I've been doing collecting paper clips?

Before I start the tutorial, I want to thank the wonderful CutePolish's Channel on Youtube for inspiring me to do this nail art tutorial.  When hubby saw the tutorial, he requested for me to do this!  I'm glad I did!  As this nail art for the week can put a huge smile on my face!

Here's my Super Mario's Mushroom character inspired nails!  Not as good as the original but hey...I've tried!

Step 1:
Apply a base coat or a clear polish if you don't have a base coat.  I am using The Face Shop's Base Coat.  Let dry.  Create French Tip using any matte white polish.  The French Tip does not have to be perfect.  For the OC folks out there, you can use a French Tip tape to create better looking lines!

Step 2:
Using a Nail Art Brush (which I bought in Hong Kong), Create a red line using the same red polish you will use to create mushroom.  In this nail art tutorial, I am using The Face Shop's Polish in Red (RD001)

Step 3:
To create mushroom, draw a curve or outline to create mushroom's head.

Fill in the outline with the red polish color.  Use short strokes at a time and do not worry if you got into the white portion.  You can always fix by re-applying the white polish over the red. 

You can always adjust and slowly correct the lines with a nail art brush.

Step 4:
Using L.A. Colors Art Deco in Black, draw 2 vertical lines as "eyes".

Step 5:
Using a nail art dotting tool, apply random dots.

Step 6:
You can do Mushroom nails on all your fingernails.  In my case, I chose to do the ring finger and thumb.  On other parts that I prefer to leave it as French Tipped nails, I apply a glittery gold polish for that nice "shimmer".

Step 7:
Making sure the polish are dry apply your preferred top coat to protect your nail art.  I used Elianto's Top Coat.

I did similar nail art on my toes using green!  One Up! :)

I felt like a kid with this nail art!  I love this!  I hope you'll give Mushroom a try! 

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. That is so cute! I myself have a Super Mario mushroom plushie too! He's green. ^o^

  2. ha~ this is such cute idea! looks very adorable! also your toes too! very cute!

  3. awww. that is so cute!

    my nails are bare this week. imagine my sadness. sigh.

  4. ooh dear!! this is UBER cute!!! I love love love it!!!

  5. i love the green mushroom on your feet nikki.... Super mario will always be a thing of our childhood days...weeeee!

  6. your post made me smile Nikki! I used to play Super Mario when i was a kid.. you're nails looks so cute!

  7. this is adorable! great job! <3 Mario too

  8. Wow!!..Cute mani tutorial..I love both of it.. Make me smile..I used to like super mario when I was little girl..

  9. tats amazing! i loooooove it!
    points up!!

  10. hahah these are so cute!
    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ~~~ ~~~~Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

  11. Love love love the nails! They're adorable!

  12. Ibang level ang cuteness mo, Nikki! :) Mwah!

  13. It's really cute! I think this will be one of my faves out of all the nail arts you made :P

  14. OMYGOSH!! SO CUTE!!!!!! I love love love it!

  15. I'm glad you girls find this nail art cute as much as I did :) THANK YOU!!!!

  16. ahahahaha XD soooo freakng cute!!!


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