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Day 24–Inspired by a Book

These nails are a little nerdy and no I was not inspired by a neurobiology textbook! I thought about being cheeky and reposting my “Life of Pi'” nails, but I didn’t want to be the only one laughing ;-) The book that my nails were inspired by is called “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova which is about a university professor who suffers from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. It is told from her point of view so it makes for a bit of a heartbreaking and insightful read. You don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy the book so read it if you ever get a chance!

Four of my nails show the main part of the neuron and my thumb shows the rest of the axon with the myelin in blue acrylic paint. I started off with two coats of OPI – Black Onyx, then painted the cell body with purple acrylic paint. The nucleus was dotted on with Sally Hansen XTremeWear – Mellow Yellow. After I was finished, I felt like my nails still looked “empty” so I added China Glaze – Fairy Dust on top of the black.

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Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies who are also taking on the 31 Day Nail Challenge!

Naomi @ Bellezza

Traci @ drinkcitra

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    1. Thank you! I think these are one of my favourites :)

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  2. Axon is the nerve fiber that the impulse travels on right? LOL I remembered something from school YAY...I think HAHA
    Very pretty!

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  3. This is pretty cool ;)
    Do you by chance watch Big Bang Theory? I have a feeling you might enjoy it lol

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    1. Hehe, shall we play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock?

      Thank you!

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    2. BAZINGA!

      I knew we were twins ;)



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  4. Haha, what a creative design! Although this brings back horrifying memories from my neurophysiology class! lol Great job with the nails! :)

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    1. Thank you!! I really loved neurophys, but it's definitely not everyone's cup of tea!

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  5. I'm loving these "puzzle" nails! I always enjoy your molecular nails!

    Samantha
    Nailartcouture
    - I Did a Halloween Nail Art, check it out :)

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    1. Thank you Samantha! I have to admit, the nerdy nails always make happy :)

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  6. Wow! That's awesome!!!! You are so creative! hahaha Love your blog! mwaaaah

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  7. This is really awesome and creative, Jayne! I love that I learn stuff from looking at your nails. ;D You make it so fun! Haha.

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  8. Oh I've read that book and it's such a nice and heartwarming story about family and alzheimers.

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    1. It's a good book isn't it? It's sad, but kind of hopeful.

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  9. Aw sounds like a nice read...
    I really like the way this looks! It's so clean and pretty!

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    1. It's a good read Traci, it's no 50 shades of grey though ;-)

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  10. haha when i saw this i was amazed!!!(I'm biologist you know)

    good job!
    Bea
    dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.com

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    1. I didn't know you were a biologist! That's awesome! What is your main area of research?

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  11. JUST got done going over this in school.. too funny.. love the nails!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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  12. I love the idea and you did it so neatly. Nice colours too.

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  13. being a biomedical scientist i appreciate these nails so much! katblogsyeah x

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    1. Hehehe, I love it when the female scientists appreciate nerdy nail art! Thank you!

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  14. eeeee, I feel like you and I would get along just swimmingly if we lived near one another lol, these are so nerdy and so perfect and I love them :D

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    1. Thank you! I think we would get along too what with our wild nights of nail painting and fiddle music and then you would show me your smelts ;-) FB friends?

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    2. haha my lovely smelts! Sure, I'll go an add you :)

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    3. I lied, I can't :P Just find me in Canadian Lacquer Lovers and add me.

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  15. Really cool design Jayne! I love when you do designs like this! The book sounds interesting, I'm going to have to add it to my Kindle list!

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    1. Thank you! These designs make the happiest :) It's definitely a good read, totally recommend it!

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  16. This is really creative, and I will have to add your book recommendation to my very long list of books to read!

    By the way, I've tagged you for the "Think Pink" tag for breast cancer awareness month on my blog! If you have a chance, do check it out!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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  17. Life of Pi was based on a book? :P Jokes! I really want black onyx & fairy dust. So nice together!

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    1. LOL, at least someone would have laughed! I never thought Black Onyx would become my most used polish along with Fairy Dust! Turns out they are total must haves!

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  18. seriously you blew me away with this design! super amazing

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  19. Haha that's really cute! Such ability, I'm terrible at nail art. lol xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It does take some practice and I am by no means very fast at all!

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  20. I love all of these "geeky" nails you do!

    And can I take a few words to let you know I'm having a giveaway on my blog? (Thanks) :)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoy them Candice!

      Yup, I made my way over and entered!

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  21. haha! Omg..I thought I was looking at my anatomy and physiology textbook!! Great job!

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  22. these nails are way over my head but i still think they're super cute! i'm going to put your book recommendation on my reading list. :)

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    1. Thank you! The book is sad, but gives you hope.

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  23. Awesome nails Jayne, and thanks for visiting me. I'm your newest follower

    Random Drawers with Kylie

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  24. Hi! I found this manicure on Pinterest. It's awesome! In fact, is my inspiration for one manicure, you can see it in my blog (http://diaspyra.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/hola-tods-hoy-os-traigo-la-primera.html). I love your section "molecular nails".

    Kisses.

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