Creative musings in bright colors

Nucleotides

(And now for something completely different) It’s been a while since I’ve done rainbows! Mostly because if I have to carry more than 5 nail polish colors from my shelf into the bathroom (where I paint), I have to carry them using the hem of my shirt and it is FREEZING in my apartment. Thus, if it takes more than one hand to hold the polish I want…I tend to not try that mani! But today was a bit warmer so I went full rainbow!

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Also, my sister did nucleotide nails not too long ago (I will show them to you guys at some point, most likely when I travel to Thailand (!!!) in May. Lots of guest posts then!) and I had to try and one-up her (sorry Jo!). So, rainbow nucleotides!

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I couldn’t just do rainbows one-per-nail cause that’s boring, so I decided to dig out one of the bundle monster stamps that reminds me of a double helix! I do wish I had the set that ACTUALLY has a helix, but I never bough it! Hence, this stamp 😀

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On my nails are the nucleotides that make up DNA (and RNA). They pair up (A-T/A-U, G-C) to make genetics happen. Pinky – Cytosine, ring – Guanine, middle – Thymine (DNA only), pointer – Adenine, thumb – Uracil (RNA only). Dots at the points on the rings indicate oxygen or nitrogen (rather than carbon) and the double lines are double bonds. Whee science! [Bonus points for anyone who catches my mistake, and there is one!]

Colors
~ Pink: Wet n’ Wild – Tickled Pink
~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Light orange: Maybelline – Bleached in Peach
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie
~ Light yellow: Maybelline – Citrus Collide
~ Dark yellow: OPI – Just Spotted The Lizard
~ Light green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Dark green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Light blue: Sally Hansen – Breezy Blue
~ Dark blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: Bundle Monster – 203

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Hope you enjoyed! Back to one-or-two color manis for the foreseeable future (aka until it warms up darn it!).

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Comments on: "Nucleotides" (6)

  1. I love how you did the background to each nail!

  2. I love that a mani can be beautiful, fun, and educational all at once…amazing! 😍

  3. These are so cute and so science-y! I love it!

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