The Digital Dozen Does Get to Know Me – Geodes

Painted Fingertips | Geodes nail art macro

Hi everyone!

It’s time for another Digital Dozen week! This time the theme is ‘get to know me’. At first I was a bit stuck on this theme – after all, you already know what my hobby is. I do nail art! What more can I share? After a little thinking, though, I realised that there are plenty of aspects to my life and likes that can translate well to nail art. I decided to start off with something that is somewhat related to my career. Painted Fingertips | Geodes nail art Geode nails! In my day job, I’m an Earth Scientist. Right now, I’m a graduate student working towards my PhD. The work I do has absolutely nothing to do with geodes, but they’re pretty and translate to nail art well. A geode forms when a gas bubble in a volcanic rock is later filled with crystal growths as hydrothermal fluids move through the bubble. They can be very beautiful with spectacular crystals. I didn’t try to show the individual crystals on my nails, but rather just the glittering beauty inside the cavity. Painted Fingertips | Geodes nail art I actually got this idea from one of my fellow graduate students (thanks, Morgan!), who wanted some geode nail art done. I thought I’d better practice on myself first and it turned out to be perfect for this week’s theme. To get this look, I started with a base of Polish ‘M Nuttin’ For Christmas. I then painted on layers of China Glaze Tart-y For The Party, Zoya Trixie, Elevation Walk a Little Farther and finally Sinful Colors Black on Black. I waited until they were completely dry and then took a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover and gently rubbed away the upper layers to let each colour show through. It was a lot of fun and worked surprisingly well! Just be careful not to get too enthusiastic with the remover or you’ll end up with bald spots. Painted Fingertips | Geodes nail art macroThe glitter in Nuttin’ For Christmas made it perfect to represent the crystals inside the geodes! Painted Fingertips | Geodes nail art Get to know something about the rest of the lovely Digital Dozen ladies with their nail art at these links:

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