May 15, 2012

Jeff Dunham Inspired Nails!

Jeff Dunham, who is this? Well, let me tell you! He is a pretty good and funny ventriloquist. This guy is just hilarious! And he has a lot of different puppets/characters. You may have heard of Achmed the dead terrorist? "SILENCE! I kill you !!" ... yep, that was him ;) 
I think the most "popular" characters are Achmed, Walter, Peanut and Jalapeno on a Stick! Those are the best ones! It's amazing, how he can bring them to life, just using his voice. You really can't tell that he is the one speaking and not the dolls! :D 
I actually thought about doing some Nail Art inspired by them, but never had a concrete idea. Once Cuti-CLUE-les asked me to do it, I kinda had to think of something! 

Well, here are my nails I did, based on those characters: 
 Please forgive me, but I won't list up all the polishes I used, they're just too many! If you wanna know a specific one, you can just ask ;) 
For the ones, who don't know the characters: index finger = Walter, middle finger = Achmed, ring finger = Peanut and pinkie = Jalapeno on a Stick! 
I did a simple gradient on my thumb and Jeff Dunham's initials :) 

For reference, here are the puppets and Jeff Dunham!!! 

I'm not a 100% pleased about how my nails turned out, but I think I did o.k. :) 
They actually looked better on my "blueprint", lol =))  Wanna see? All right then: 
I don't usually do this, but with more complicated Nail Art I like to do this first, just to get an idea on how to start and what to use :) 

Actually Cuti-CLUE-les requested these, but she also did some Jeff Dunham nails! She will post it soon on her blog, so make sure to check it out too!! :D 

Thanks for reading, hope you like it!

88 comments:

  1. AAWWWWHHH! We picked the same ones! Go us :P I included melvin the super hero though :)

    I think you did a great job!!
    (I did a little blueprint too but I painted all over it trying out colours haha)
    I love your peanut :D

    Oh hard question: Who is your favourite character? ;)

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    1. Nope, I think the four she picked are the best of the motley group Jeff has created. I just love his shows. He is sooooo gooood at what he does. I have seen him drink water and have a three conversations ... with himself. Actually three of his characters. He is amazing, always wanted to do what he does now, started as a child.
      Go Jeff Go, you make us laugh our heads off.
      Or should I say. Jeff FA FA !!!!

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    2. Peanut and Bubba J.....

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    3. That is without a doubt the coolest. You nailed it with art. hehe. and yes Jeff is one very talented dude

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  2. AAAW! How cool is that? :D Can't wait to see Melvin! :D

    Thank you so much, it was hard to their expressions, but it was a lot of fun :)
    That's a hard question indeed! Well, I can't quite decide between Peanut and Achmed, but I think I like Peanut a lil bit more :D And you ??

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    1. hmm I would have to go for Achmed :P "His" jokes are just a bit more shocking:P Peanut is definitely the cutest! Awh I messed up melvins nose but he came out ok.

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    2. Achmed is great!! :D You'll post your nails tomorrow right? I can't wait :D

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    3. i noticed you said no your pinky had Jalapeño on a Stick on it.
      it's actually José Jalapeño on a Stick

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    4. lol, I know, but I always just say Jalapeño ;)

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    5. Theodora R., what a fanastic job!!! I would be in line to get this done, just love it!!!
      My Fav, Peanut <3
      Keep up thew good work!
      Susan S-B of California

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  3. You think you did OK?? Seriously?? This is fantastic!

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    1. Aw, thank you!! Well, I'm kind of a perfectionist, that's why I said it's just ok =)) But thank you so much!

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  4. Ooh I know this guy! He's funny :D These are so detailed, you're amazing at nail art :)

    http://maligreen.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. these are so awesome!! He is such a great ventriloquist. My husband's fav character is Peanut, who coincidentally drives me nuts! I love your sketches. That must be why you're so good at nail art - you're good at drawing in the first place. I've decided I need to draw more to better my nail art skillz - I figure it'll help with proportions and such.

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    1. Jeff is awesome! :D And thank you so much! I can't be bad to draw more on paper, it's a good exercise! ;)

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  6. Very well painted - super fun too :)

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  7. This is awesome! My bf and I have seen his show many, many times. Still laugh every time! :)

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    1. Me too! That guy is awesome :D And thank you! ;)

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  8. This is so cute! Achmed is my favourite!!!

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  9. WOW That is way too complicated for me! I can't believe you actually draw them out and plan! That is really awesome! I'm just way too lazy and can't see being this detailed. But I think it's so cool that your art looks so like the actual puppets! I had no idea who this guy was but now I do! Very nice job!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I won't do something that detailed anytime soon :D It was fun but a lot of work =)) I'm so glad I "introduced" you to him, he is awesome! :D

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  10. Ohh I love this! Your Peanut looks amazing :-)

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  11. That is cool Walter is my favorite.

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  12. OMG I have got to have those. I love Jeff Dunham .

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  13. jeff dunham just posted this on his facebook page!

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  14. you forgot bubba J :D

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  15. Jeff dunham just posted this on his facebook page!

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  16. I love Jeff Dunham. The thing I could do at night with him all over them.......

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  17. WOW!!!! Your nails look AMAZING!!!!!

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  18. Oh... Jeff Dunham just posted this on FB!!! :D

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  19. The Jalapeno's name is Jose. So it's actually Jose Jalapeno on a stick.

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  20. Looks great, seen this via the link on Jeff Dunhams page.

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  21. this is cool looking. i like it.

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  22. Most AWESOME job!!!! Love your Nails..

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  23. That is awesome! Love Jeff Dunham and I think you did a fantastic job on the nails. How long did it take you?

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    1. Thank you!! I took me about 3 hours to do them :D

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  24. Those are Awesome!!!! Takes much talent I think to make the characters just pop right off the nail and look so real. You have been blessed with an awesome talent! Kudos to you my dear!

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  25. AWESOME job! Even Jeff Dunham likes them! (that's where I got the link from!)

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  26. Beautiful job... nice nail work....

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  27. Nice job they came out great :)

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  28. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. Great job, they came out great

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  30. These nails are AWSOME...I have mine done but never dreamed of JD and the guys!!!Oh my goodness...Lovin it!

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  31. It's Jose Jalapeño on a stick. His name is Jose, not Jalapeño. But your nails look amazing!

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  32. totally awesome! They look so great!

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  33. Do you know Jeff posted this on FB? That's how I found your site... L)

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  34. Your nails are fantastic. I love Jeff Dunham. Just went to see him recently. I love all his guys! But I love Peanut the most. He is just so funny when he does him.

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  35. where is bubba jay

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  36. Awesome I love Jeff dunham and I think its a toss up between Walter and achmed. I do my own nails and get artsy with them but I must say I could never do anything that intricate

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  37. Achmed on the middle finger seems appropriate.

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  38. They look amazing! Love them! Do you paint them while on your fingers or are they artificial nails? (wondering if this question will appear stupid ;( Very nice though regardless. You truly are talented!!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! No, those are my nails and I painted them directly on my nails :D It's not a stupid question!! ;)

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  39. By the way, I found this through Jeff's facebook link. He seems to love them! :)

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  40. What a unique way to wear Jeffs friends you did a excellant job

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  41. so cute!! btw he linked you on his facebook!! :)

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  42. Sent here by Jeff himself. Well Done! Of the 2, I believe you did the better job. No offense Cutie. Very good detail.

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  43. Have either of you talented ladies thought of designing artificial nails with your designs for those of us who REALLY like your Jeff Dunham inspired nail art, but can't draw to save our lives??--lol

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    1. Yes, I'm thinking about it and I hope I get my supplies soon and then I can start making some ;)

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  44. CLEVER! LOVE IT!
    Jeff Dunham is my favorite comedian, I find him to be the best ventriloquist ever. And Peanut's my favorite character.
    You're quite an artist.

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  45. Smart and talented! You go girl!! My daughter is a bio-psych major for pre-med so I know how difficult the classes are. Not to mention the incredibly long and competitive road it takes to get there. Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you sooo much! It's hard but I hope everything will work out! Best wishes to your daughter too!!

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  46. Jeff just posted this on his facebook!

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  47. I love them!! Those r awesome!! I do nail art myself and would love to learn how to do this!! Big Jeff Dunham fan!!!

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  48. good, but walter looks a little more asian than usual lol

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  49. Jeff just posted this Blog entry to Facebook! He noticed your nails.

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  50. Obviously u used black and white for Achmed but what colors did u use for Peanut?? Love this awesome job!!

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    1. I used P2 - Poetic for the purple, Essence Viva la green for the hair and I mixed some yellow and white for the fur :)) and some simple red, black and white for the rest :)

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  51. Just thought you should know Jeff Dunham noticed your blog and posted the link here to his Facebook page. That's how I found your post.

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  52. These are fan-freaking-tastic!

    Also, Jeff Dunham himself pointed me here (well ok, whoever updates his facebook fan page. I can imagine it's really him, right? :P).

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  53. Jeff Dunham posted your Nail Work on facebook (:

    https://www.facebook.com/JeffDunham/posts/368955723165591

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  54. where can i get my nails done like this?

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  55. I wanna a thank you all so, soooo much for all your lovely comments!! I can't believe Jeff posted this on his facebook page! OMG :D

    And just on a side-note: I know the Jalapeño on a Stick is called José! But I always refer to him just as Jalapeño :D

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  56. Absolutely love them. If I had nails I would love to have that done. My husband and I just love Jeff Dunham and his puppets. Once again, love those nails

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  57. U should have put Walter on ur middle finger since he is a bitter old man.

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  58. My hubby watches his Jeff Dunham DVDs over and over and over....we laugh every time! Thanks for sharing these. Me want! (too lazy to DIY)

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  59. These are amazing, you did a fantastic job. I love Jeff Dunham, he cracks me.

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