Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Back to School: Nerdy Organic Chemistry Nail Art

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OPI | 4 In The Morning
China Glaze | Bottoms Up, Too Yacht To Handle, Highlight Of My Summer, Neon & On & On

Back to school season is here! 

What better way to go back than with some festive nail art? This year, I have to take organic chemistry so here's a fun design for all you science nerds out there! I realize that they are not the most accurate representations of the chemicals I chose, but I couldn't fit every detail on my nail beds. Ladies with longer nails, you could definitely include more detail and accuracy within your designs. 

For this design, I painted a base of 4 In The Morning from OPI's Gwen Stefani Collection. This lacquer dries to a matte/satin finish, which is perfect for recreating a 'chalkboard' look. I then took a detailing brush from this Born Pretty Set to draw on the molecules. The subscripts were actually the hardest to draw on! 

If chemistry isn't your thing, you could definitely change this design to math, letters or even doodles! This can also be recreated with a variety of different colour combinations. If you don't want the molecules to be shiny, finish off with a coat of matte topcoat.

Good luck to all my readers going back to school!

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