Monday, September 8, 2014

31DC2014 Day 8 - Metallic Nails

Hey there!  I'm back for the second time today.  Hopefully you didn't miss my first blogiversary and giveaway post earlier today.  If you did, check it out and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway of a few of my favourite things...I feel like Oprah!

Day 8 of the 31 Day Challenge is meant for Metallic Nails and I totally geeked out here.  Have I mentioned that I'm a scientist by day?  So I titled my metallic nails with their chemical symbols.

This might not be the best nail art I've ever put together but boy did I ever think I was funny when I came up with this idea last week.  Unfortunately, in my search for colours to use, it seems that most metallic elements appear pretty much just silver in colour so I had to use my imagination a bit.  I even consulted my friend who has his PhD in Metallurgy but he didn't come up with anything either.  

For the colours here I used the Essie Mirror Metallics collection - Good As Gold (gold), No Place Like Chrome (silver), Penny Talk (copper), Blue Rhapsody (blue which I labelled as cobalt) and Nothing Else Metals (purple which I labelled as manganese).  I used black acrylic paint to paint on their symbols and their atomic numbers.  I'm a biologist, not a chemist, so I barely remember that an atomic number represents the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom.  And I definitely don't remember what that truly means since my brain refuses to think smaller than the DNA level of things - which is why I do DNA nail art so often.  

Since my thumb rarely makes the cut in my photos, here's poor little Manganese all on its own.  

That's all for today.  Two posts in a single day!  And I know I'm going to have to do that at least once or twice more this week so I really really hope you guys don't get sick of me.  I'm particularly looking forward to tomorrow's post since I already did my Rainbow Nails so at least stop by to check them out, if nothing else.  

'Til next time...

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