Monday, January 21, 2013

Pokemon Challenge Week 1: Bulbasaur

Week one of the Pokemon challenge is grass type Pokemon. I had to pick Bulbasaur.
I first fell in love with Bulbasaur as a sophomore in high school (back in '99- I hope you all are as bad at math as me so you won't notice how dreadfully old I'm getting these days). My family took a trip to Japan that year and my youngest sister's birthday fell during the flight right as we were crossing over the date line. She'll never let us forget how she got cheated out of her birthday that year. She got to open her presents on the plane and one was Pokemon Blue. As soon as she fell asleep I stole her Game Boy and I was hooked. I chose Bulbasaur as my starting Pokemon and he'll always have a special place in my heart.

 This week I have guest nails. I was visiting my mom this weekend and she was nice enough to let me paint her nails crazy colors. Unfortunately the pictures don't quite do it justice. The lighting was really low and I didn't realize until I got home that most of my pictures were pretty much unusable.
I painted the ring finger to look like the flower on Venusaur's back and the others are Bulbasaur's vine whip.
For the flower I used a base coat of Finger Paints, Pretty As A Portrait. The lighter shade on top is China Glaze, Purple Panic and the pink spots are Sinful Colors, Easy Going. The vine fingers started off with 2 coats of Sinful Colors, Mint Apple. I used a sponge to dab on random patches of Spoiled, Distant Memory (teal) and Sally Hansen's Ion (grey) then painted the vines on using a small brush. They're a mixture of some unnamed shade of light green from L.A. Colors mixed with China Glaze, Holly-Day.
Here's one more slightly fuzzy picture of Bulbasaur. His body is Sinful Colors, Mint Apple, the bulb is that unnamed green from L.A. Colors and the spots are Spoiled, Distant Memory. Shading was done with China Glaze, Recycle.
Here is everyone else's grass type Pokemon nails. There are some really cute ones this week.


  1. Your Bulbasaur is reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaalllyyyy cuuute. Everytime I look at it my voice goes up four octaves.

  2. It is really cool! This bulbasaur is perfect!

  3. Thanks! I'm really glad you guys like him.

  4. Bulbasaur is my favorite pokemon. When I saw this I squee'd and scared my husband.
    I wish I could paint my nails like that!