After doing the Professor Layton inspired nail art a while ago I thought it would be fun to try and do another game themed manicure. I decided to try Donkey Kong Country returns seeing as I love the colours and the graphics from the game and it was right beside me on the desk :P I have to say this is one of the most frustrating games I have ever played. It is insanely difficult. I was tempted to give up on it at the start ( I hated it) but after a while I got better at playing it and I could see why so many people rate this game as one of the best they've ever played. I wouldn't go that far but it is pretty good!
I started off with 3 coats of Essence Nude it on my middle finger. Then I painted off Donkey Kongs' face using acrylic paint using acrylic paint. I used Sally Hansen Mauve along on his lips but I think I went a bit thick and gave him Botox lips!
For the other nails I did a kind of 3 tier gradient. I started off with Catrice Rusty but Sexy around the cuticle followed by Nails inc Atomic (orange) and Nails inc Victoria (Darkened red). Aside from Donkey Kong and his Botox lips I think it turned out grand! In case you were wondering the gradient nails are actually based on a level in the game.