Friday, August 8, 2014

Heroes in a Half Shell

 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nail Art

Turtle power!  Time for another movie mani :)  So if you couldn't tell by the post title, or you don't know who those turtles are in the picture above, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in theaters today!  Initially, I was going to paint the turtles to look like they do in the current movie, but it wasn't turning out.  So I looked online, and found this design by Jessica Vero for the turtles, and then added a pizza nail for the thumb. 
Ninja Turtles were my FAVORITE when I was little.  I'd always ask for ninja turtle stuff for birthday and Christmas presents, so have a lot of them.  I also have the turtle sewer house, the Technodrome, and the turtle van.  No dolls for this girl...TMNT all the way (although I did like Barbies). 
Go ninja, go ninja, GO!
Nail Polish

Polish Used:
  • Ulta - Sun-Sational
  • Sally Hansen Triple Shine - Kelp Out
  • Sally Hansen Triple Shine - Vanity Flare
  • Wet n Wild - Red Red
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Pacific Blue
  • SF Giants - Orange
  • Wet n Wild - Black Crème
  • Bundle Monster - Angelic White
  • Dark and light brown polish or paint
Other Supplies:
  • Nail art brush
  • Base and top coats
This is a fun design, that I'm sure brings a lot of fond memories and nostalgia for a lot of people.  To create this look:
  1. Apply the base colors.  The thumb should be white, and all other nails yellow.  Sun-Sational is a creamy yellow that is bright, but not too bright, so it won't take away from the turtles.
    Base Colors
  2. Paint the ninja turtles.
    • Paint green half circles on the tips for the turtles' heads. 
      Turtle Heads
    • Using a nail art brush, paint the masks.  Purple for Donatello, red for Raphael, blue for Leonardo, and orange for Michelangelo.
    • Use black polish and a nail brush to paint all the outlines.
    • Use white polish and a nail brush to paint in all the eyes.
      Finished Turtles
  3. Paint pizza slices on the thumb.
    • Use yellow polish and a nail brush to paint 5 pizza slices at different angles.
    • Paint a dark brown line to separate the crust from the pizza.
    • Paint lighter brown around the edges of the crust and blend it in.
    • Use red polish to paint the edges of the pizza to show the sauce, and add 2-3 pepperoni circles on each slice.
      Pizza Nail


Heroes in a Half Shell


  1. I have to say, I like the picture by picture tutorials much better than just final product pics! Maybe you can do this in other tutorials too ;)

    1. Hi Amanda! Thanks...I'm trying to do the pictorial pics for most of my new nail art creations. The posts that just have the final product pic are usually older designs I created before I started the blog, so that's all I have. But I paint my nail multiple times a week, so there is lots of new stuff to mix with the old. I just finished painting my nails and I took pics along the way, so those will be coming up :) Thanks for following my blog!

  2. I love turtles especially mutant ninja turtles! My sons grew up watching them.


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