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Fun With the PIXELS Movie & Nail Art! #PixelsMovie

pixels-dom-PXLS_DgtlMkt_PM_5x7_3_rgb-732x1024It’s no secret that I’m super excited about the PIXELS movie! I loved playing all of the video games in the 80’s and I was actually good at a lot of them! It’s fun to see my daughter developing an interest in a lot of the characters from some of my old favorites, too! We even dressed up like Mario and Luigi last Halloween!


Have you watched the official trailer for the PIXELS movie yet? It’s hitting theaters on July 24th and going to be such a fun experience!

In anticipation of the upcoming PIXELS movie, we decided to have some fun doing Pixels-inspired nail art. We first bought some fun, bright polishes, along with basic white, and a few nail tools. (You can usually purchase the tools in a pack together.)

nail-suppliesThe first thing you have to remember (if you’re not a pro) is that you’re doing this to have fun! My 10 year old got a bit frustrated when her first attempt didn’t turn out quite right. I was letting her try out her PIXELS nail art skills on me.

white-base-coatStart out by painting your nails with a coat of white polish. You may need to use 2 coats to get a good amount of coverage. Allow about 15 minutes to have it dry enough to put designs on top.

polish-colorsNext, pour some of the colored polish onto a plastic surface and allow it to sit for about a minute to get “tacky”. Use the tools of your choice and continue to dip into the color and apply to your nail. My daughter used the little flat brush to make the “pixels” on my nails. Tip: If you make a mistake, just keep some polish remover nearby and “fix it” or start over.

FullSizeRender (22)She did one color at a time, attempting to keep them in square shapes, and descending like stairs. In between colors, she rinsed the brush in polish remover. After she finished each nail, she sealed it with a nail art sealer. (or top coat).

FullSizeRender (23)As you can see, she ended up making a Pac-Man on one of my nails! I think they came out pretty cute, considering we’re not nail pros! What do YOU think?

pixels-nailsIt’s funny how movies can inspire fun ideas like these nails! Maybe YOU can try some of your own now! Don’t forget to catch the PIXELS movie in theaters everyone on July 24th!

My 80’s Self is Excited for Pixels! In Theaters July 24th! #PixelsMovie

pixels-dom-PXLS_DgtlMkt_PM_5x7_3_rgbWhen I first heard about PIXELS coming to theaters, my 80’s self was ecstatic! I can’t wait to see all of my old favorites on the big screen! I’m not talking about actors, I’m talking about all of my old favorite video game characters! They’re all going to come to life right in front of me! I don’t know if I’m most excited for Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede or Q Bert? And there’ll even be other ones in this movie! It’s going to be awesome!

runHere’s a synopsis of the film: ​

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

Now take a peek at the official trailer!

So now aren’t you even more excited about Pixels? I cannot wait until July 24!

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