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Day 2 of the Nerdy Nail Challenge-My Favourite Virus!

When I was studying virology in my 4th year, I came across a virus I would never forget. It had a shape that I thought was so cool and caused an equally memorable infection. May I introduce you to rhabdovirus, the virus that causes rabies! Its known for its distinctive rod-shape and infects a broad range of hosts like insects, fish and mammals. Here is the prettiest diagram I could find and although I couldn’t fit all of this information on my nails, I hope you enjoy them anyway!

 

 

I started off with two coats of Barielle – U-Concrete-Me and then hand-painted each of the little rhabdoviruses with pink, purple and black acrylic paint. I even drew their little viral RNA! I then finished off with a coat of…you guessed it, China Glaze – Fairy Dust!

rhabidovirus7

rhabidovirus3

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Hope you guys enjoyed Day 2 of the NNC!

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  1. You are nerdtastic. I love it.

    I also now have to decide what my favourite virus is...

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    1. Hehe, thank you!
      A lot of people really like bacteriophages!

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  2. That looks like pretty case of rabies. Ha It looks so cool. Nerdtastic and fabulous right?!

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  3. ohh those patterns on your nails are super cute!
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com.au

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  4. fantastic!!

    Bea =)
    dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Bea! I figured you would appreciate them!

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  5. Who knew rabies could be so pretty! :) x

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    1. Hehe, I know right! I think the pink and purple helped ;-)

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  6. Nothing cuter then rabies with glitter! Wish I was this talented when it comes to nail art!
    :) Chelsey

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    1. Glitter makes EVERYTHING better! Even infection! HAHAHA!

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  7. Ha! I love it! I never would have thought to do a virus! :)

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    1. It's all I think about I swear! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Gen!! I thought you might appreciate it!

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  9. haha Love it!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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  10. Your manicure is wonderful! I studied biology and my favorite virus were the Retroviridae maybe.

    Kisses.

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    1. Oooh, yes, retroviruses are very cool too! I love their mechanism of action!

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  11. Great job! Who knew rabies could look so cute... :P

    Elle
    Lipstick & Lace

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    1. I tried to make the little guys as cute as possible!

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  12. the nail art looks unique xD

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  13. Wonderful nails!
    I like bacteriophage's shape :P

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    1. Thank you!
      Bacteriophages were a VERY close second choice for this manicure ;-)

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  14. Ooh great inspiration! It kind of does look cool haha. Love the mani!

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  15. I feel like virology would be a class that SOUNDS interesting, but I probably would have hated it. I definitely hated my one semester of micro! This is so fun though! I love how cutesie they are :)

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    1. It was actually a super tough course because you had to memorize everything about each type of virus and their mechanism of action which were similar enough to each other to mix up the steps. Micro was fun for me, but so so hard especially immunology.

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  16. OMG these molecural nails are so amazing, love them and love your ideas! :D virology is wonderful, my master thesis was about influenza virus, for the conference where I was preseting my results I made nails with influenza M1 gene coding sequence on it by newspaper method, but yours are so much better! Such a great idea for mani, i'd like to recreate it some time :)

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    1. LOL, omg I wish I could have seen them! Those nails sound awesome!!

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  17. Adorable! I really love the base color, too.

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  18. Awww...this is so pretty. Love the combination of colors and the design as well. You def did a great job here. Love it!

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm so glad you like them!

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