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Need a way to show off your 1337 skills while playing your favorite video game?

Get some inspiration from this girl’s video game nail art!

Her Mario nails are even taking advantage of two of the most trendy colors this year–teal and black!

Which video game would YOU put on your nails if you could?

(Nails were found on Crafster.)

Geek Etiquette

Be a Smart Girl at the Party

We’ve all been there. There’s a party tonight, and you know you’re supposed to put on a frilly outfit and giggle with your girlfriends, but you’re in the middle of writing that great story, finishing that game, or developing the ultimate cupcake recipe.

Now there’s a web series that celebrates those girls–the smart ones. We might show up a bit late to the frilly party, but when we get there we’ll have some interesting stories to tell (and an amazing dance party at the end of our story!) Smart Girls at the Party, a Webby-winning series, interviews young women who are doing different but extraordinary things with their lives, and celebrates the fact that girls can be smart and pursue different passions.

Take a look at this episode with Cameron, a 10 year old girl with a passion for writing supernatural stories.

I wish I had a show like this when I was their age!

Know a young woman that would be perfect for the show? Enter her in the casting call for season 2!

A Geeky Home, Entertaining

Science in the Kitchen

Sure, you need a bit of science to help you with everyday cooking and baking… but these objects will make you want to break out your lab coat and goggles.
Applied Physics is a series of kitchen gadgets that use popular scientific methods to make cooking and entertaining a bit better, just like the wine pourer, seen above. Using the Pascal Principle, it pours an equal amount of wine into each glass.

I’m liking these multi-function tools: They assist with tasks AND make me feel like I’m conducting a really neat science experiment!

Geeky Fashion, Gift Ideas

Comic Inspired Headbands

Have you always wanted to live in a colorfully violent comic book? Or maybe you just love Emeril?

Than this headband is for you! So cute, this headband comes in a variety of colors and is an easy way to spice up a plain outfit. Just avoid wearing it around Batman.

The headband can be found at Janine Basil’s Etsy Shop along with more comic, pop art, and burlesque inspired headpieces. Enjoy!


Grow Your Own Beer!

During the summer, it’s wonderful to offer your guests some ice cold libations–but do you really want to offer them another PBR?

How about you make your own beer? Home brewing has gained popularity, but you can take it one step further by growing your own beer garden. Grow barley, hops, and wheat and truly impress your guests!

Want to see a great example of a unique beer? Check out Nerd Approved’s Oatmeal, Coffee, Bacon Stout.

What would you call your signature beer?

A Geeky Home

Online Coat Rack: Essential for Seattle

Seattle may have a reputation for being a rainy city, but in reality the weather changes often and in an instant. Most locals have mastered the art of layering to keep them prepared. But what type of coat should they be wearing out of the house: A blazer? A thin windbreaker? The all-out fluffy winter jacket?

With the Online Coat Rack, we’ll have a better idea. The coat rack uses the power of the internet to let you know the weather and suggest an appropriate coat. It’s just a prototype right now, but I know I would be the first to buy this if it becomes a real product.

What technology do you currently use to make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the weather?

Source: Fashionably Geek

Gift Ideas

Are Your Toes Happy? Try Mood Polish

Now that the sun has peeked out for half a day, I’m thinking it’s time for pedicures. And the only thing better than pedicures are having your toes painted with color changing polish.

In The Mood Polish is sensitive to heat, so it will change colors on your nails when going outside, when holding a hot coffee, or perhaps even after a long session with your favorite video game.

The polish is $8 a piece and comes in a variety of fun and trendy colors. You may catch yourself staring excitedly at your nails–if anyone gives you a hard time, just say “Hey! It’s Science!”.

A Geeky Home

Chalkboards: Not Just For School

Did you get a certain chill every time you were asked to work out a problem on the blackboard in school? Do you enjoy nothing more than the smell of chalk and feel of a chalkboard? Don’t fret–you can now relive your school days in your kitchen!

These chalkboard cabinets will help you reclaim your smarty pants status. Plus, it keeps you organized so your genius thoughts can solve other problems. Yay! Just use some chalkboard paint on your existing cabinets for a fun fresh redecorating idea.

Source: Re-Nest

(For an added bonus, make the cabinets magnetic! This Magnetic Primer can be used underneath any latex paint (or chalkboard paint!) to give you a couple extra places to hang your fun magnets and quick notes-to-self.)

A Geeky Home

Grenades for Gardening

It’s spring time, and if you own a patch of lawn, it’s time to make it pretty again. But who has time to be on their knees in dirt, placing seeds in a neat little row?

It’s time for Grenades.

When placed on your lawn, these grenades will decompose and release flower seeds from within. Plus, your yard will look like a war zone for a few days before. Finally–a bomb with a practical application!

Grenades are available in packs of 3 on the Suck UK site.

Source: Nerd Approved

A Geeky Home

Shed Some Light

I recently asked an interior designer for some tips and tricks on making small spaces look larger, to which he replied “I… LOVE… LAMPS.” I quickly stifled my grin and thoughts of Anchorman, and took his words to heart.

Lamps are a great way to accessorize a room and make it seem a bit larger, but what if you don’t have room for another?

This LED “Flat Light Poster” by Moss is a fun and unique way to get a bit more light in that hallway or above your desk. A limited number were available at $195 each, and now the lamp is on special order only, meaning you will have a truly one of a kind piece.

Source: Wired