My Nails Have Gone Viral!!


Day 85

Hahaa, just a different sort of viral than some of the other designs... ;)

I did my nails with these designs today for two reasons....#1. I'm sick. lol #2, My sister, Stacey, works in the lab at St. Mary's Hospital as a Med Tech, and she's gotten a bunch of her fellow co-workers there interested in the blog, and I thought they might get a kick out of these designs... :-P From Thumb to pinky, the viruses are (or cause) : Sore Throat, Common Cold, Flu, Swine Flu, and The Plague. :-) (based off the images from the awesome Giant Plush Microbes)

UPDATE: So I was informed by my sister that I misspoke, and infact, the pinky and thumb are bacteria, not viruses. The thumb is the bacteria Streptococcus Pyogenes, and the pinky is Yersinia pestis



I used:

Thumb: Sore Throat

Zoya Ravenas a base with Zoya Dakota, China Glaze Salsa, Zoya Stephanie, and a bit of mixing with Stephanie and Salsa, applied with a dotting tool to make the virus.

Index: Common Cold

Zoya Raven as a base, with Zoya Yummy to paint the viruses, and mixed with Diamond Cosmetics Giddy for highlight, and BB Couture Opposites Attract to shade.

Middle: Flu

Illamasqua Rampage as a base, with LA Girl polish in Army Girl for the viruses, and mixed with American Apparel Cotton for lighter green, and then Zoya Envy lightly sponged on top for texture and spots.

Ring: Swine Flu

American Apparel Cotton as a base, with BB Couture Opposites Attract
sponged on top for the grey splotchy texture, then the viruses are painted with China Glaze White on White as a base, then covered with Zoya Stephanie, and shaded with a mixture of Zoya Stephanie, Zoya Dakota, and BB Couture Opposites Attract, and the dark red is a mixture of Zoya Dakota and BB Couture Opposites Attract. The outline is Zoya Raven.

Pinky: The Plague

Diamond Cosmetics Giddy as a base, with Orly Mirror, Mirror for the virus, and outlined with BB Couture Opposites Attract. BB Couture Opposites Attract was also lightly sponged over to simulate the gunk around the virus. lol (so technical, right?)

I topped everything off with 2 liberal coats of Seche Vite top coat. :)

Steer clear of these bad boys and you should stay healthy this season!! :-P

31 comments

  1. the book is on the table

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  2. haha I love this idea! The prettiest nail is the 'Sore Throat' if a sore throat can be pretty :D

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  3. How funny haha. Did you actually look up the pictures of the bacteria and things?

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  4. As an aspiring nurse I LOVE this!!!! Lol this is my fav design out of all the ones I've seen.

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  5. Huh? My guess is the book is on your sisters table - she is probably checking you for accuracy!!

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  6. These are great. I hope you get better soon!

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  7. who knew germs could look so pretty?! haha!

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  8. I did a little post about your blog because I think your nail designs are awesome!

    http://dreamalittledrama.blogspot.com/2010/01/daily-nail.html

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  9. I read you every day...but I think this is one of my favorites. I love the sore throat.

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  10. There is a little award for you over at my blog if you are so inclined to accept it! :)

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  11. mfslkdfmlsmla ohmygoodnesss this is honestly the coolest thing i've ever seen on a nail

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  12. Wow, you really did your research, I love this!

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  13. next up, herpes and syphilis.

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  14. sure Patrick, (Ass) I'll get right on that. :-P

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  15. I love the sore throat too... spotty nails are in. Damien Hirst did some spotty canvases, you should do your nails like that.

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  16. Kudos from one of the St Mary's techs.

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  17. Well, they say most viruses are transmitted by people's hands, so......

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  18. I love the virus nails. Very cool. Great idea too, I would've never thought of doing that. I've enjoyed your blog so much. You have given me some great ideas! Thanks!

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  19. These nails are so awesome-- if you had to do a list of nails you would have liked to keep for two or more days, would they make that list?

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  20. Oh this manicure rocks. I love it.

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  21. Hehe I'm a med tech in New Zealand (we call ourselves Medical Laboratory Scientists here) and love this design.

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  23. Wow! I can't get over how creative you are, at first sight I thought "Gross!"..but after seeing that each finger is a different virus...I think "COOL"..keep it up

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  24. i really love it! so nice..

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