Molecular Nails–Nucleotide Skittles

I have been wanting to try out something DNA-related for awhile, but there is no way in hell I am drawing this on my nails:

I’m sure one of you, should you decide to take on the challenge , will be able to make the DNA double helix look like a work of art, but it ain’t going to be me! I just decided to do something simple instead. For those of you who possibly remember some Grade 10 Biology, I’ve actually ordered the molecules in a certain way because within the DNA helix adenine pairs with thymine (uracil in RNA) and guanine pairs with cytosine.

nucleotides

Let me just say, it’s VERY hard to make nucleotide bases look pretty and yet they are the basic building blocks of our DNA! You know what? Maybe they just need some glitter!

26 comments

  1. Love it!
    I wish I had your knowledge when it comes to Biology. I have an A, but I always end up getting (what I consider) bad grades on the tests.
    It looks difficult to do, but I love how you make Biology look so pretty!

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    1. If you've got an A, you probably know what's going on ;-) The most difficult thing about drawing molecules is making sure the lines are straight!

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  2. This is cute! I have 2 years of university biology so I think its awesome (I'm a psych major but might be able to get a bio minor)

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    1. Thank you! When I went back to do a computer science degree, I was taking a lot of neuroscience electives so now in retrospect I wish I had minored in Psych!

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  3. I think it looks beautiful! And that they are all different colours:) again I never get tired of you mixing science and beauty :)

    Xo

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    1. Awwww, thanks Kathryn! That's so sweet!

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  4. Haha Jayne this is tooo cute!!:)

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  5. This looks great!! You make science fun ;).

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  6. lol! I think it looks pretty! :P Haha. I love the colors :D

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  7. Really nice - I like how you did the skittles colours underneath - it really makes the design pop!

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    1. I was thinking that when it came to nucleotide bases, I needed a lot of colour to get them to look interesting since on their own they can look somewhat boring...

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  8. I can't believe I missed this post! Gosh, DNA nails, I bet I could walk around the biology department with those and every bio nerd (including ME) would be so impressed haha.

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    1. I only wish I did nails back in my Bio days...in fact my nails were always little stressed out stubs back then...

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  9. I always love your nerdy science inspired nail designs! So unique :)

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    1. Aww, thank you! I enjoy doing them too!

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  10. I would've never thought to have done this design - it is truly unique! I love that you used different bright block colours and the concept is just so deliciously nerdy - I love it :)

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    1. Thank you! I love doing nerdy nails! Puts my degree to good use!

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