Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Martian Molecules

Ever had one of those days where you start with one idea, and end up with something else? This is definitely one of those days. I started off with an ombre ombre! (Meaning that I did an ombre on each nail, and an ombre across the hand!) Now don't get me wrong, I totally liked how it looked, but I felt like it was missing out came the teal. I'm not sure where this design came from in the depths of my brain, but it looks like some sort of alien DNA or space molecule structures or something. (Hence the post name) :-P

I'll be honest, I did that snazzy technique for doing sponge gradients, but this one was a bugger. The green wasn't quite opaque enough over the cream, so I had to go over and over and over and over it. (and over it again one more time) I DO like this idea of an ombre ombre though. :-D (plus it's fun to say)

I used:

Cream: American Apparel Cotton
Dark Green: American Apparel Hunter
Medium Green: Zoya Shawn
Light Green: Zoya Shawn mixed with American Apparel Cotton
Teal: American Apparel Peacock
Topcoat: Seche Vite


  1. As a Chemitry student, I LOVED this art! :)

  2. You are so right when you said its fun to say "ombre ombre" now they keep repeating in my head with a happy tone! LOL! Its stuck as well!

    Yes, it must be martian molecules. Its giving me a weird and unique vibe! I like it though! :D

  3. How creative! There must be alot going on up in that brain of yours ;o)

  4. Wow, are you attempting a 365 again or something. How are you coming up with these designs so fast!? I love this one. So nerdy.

  5. This looks it was worth all of the work you did :)

  6. this is awesome. I'm a bit of a science nerd and this looks awesome. might try a similar one myself.

  7. This is so cute! I love the molecules - must be the biochemist in me!

  8. I love it! I'm going to have to try the ombré ombré as well :). It is fun to say...reminds me a bit of shouting "ole ole"! So yeah, FUN :)

  9. oh my....i love this!!!!!! Gradient has a special place in my heart :D

  10. This green/blue ombre nail look is so cute. It definitely reminds me of DNA, too : ) Note: your American Apparel links aren't working!

  11. OMG I totally love this - super geeky and cool!


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