NAILS | #BCDNails CHALLENGE WEEK 18 "Plant Cell Puzzle Nails"! #MANIMONDAY

Apologies for not having this up earlier today, but these nails took a wee bit longer than I had anticipated last night and it was just too late to type up the post! I have now taken on two nail challenges though I am not intense enough to have a different set of nails every day! For Week 18 of the #BCDNails Challenge, the theme was "Border Nails". I was about to do a traditional set of border nails with a solid colour outlined with black when suddenly inspiration hit me. Aren't all cells "bordered" by a cell membrane? Thus, inspiring these "plant cell nails"! I had no idea how these were going to turn out as I have NEVER seen these done before, but I am very pleased! 

Plant cell nerdy nail art

I Googled basic pictures of plant cells and made sure to put in key elements that we all remember from high school biology. Though I wish I'd had the forethought to keep everything to scale. I won't get into the details of what a plant cell is or the mechanics of each element, but I will mention that "ER" is an abbreviation for "Endoplasmic Reticulum" and the little black dots represent ribosomes, protein-making machines. ER with ribosomes is termed "rough" for its appearance and "smooth" when no ribosomes are present.

This manicure took about 2 hours to draw and no, I did not paint my right hand with the same design! For my base, I used one of my favourite white polishes - Essence Wild White Ways* and then hand-painted everything else with acrylic paint and a fine nail art brush. Oh wait, my nucleolus was dotted with China Glaze - Flying Dragon! 
I then topped it all off with top coat, put my nails together and looked at my plant cell puzzle nails. Success! It all lined up! 

Plant cell nerdy nail art

Check out Traci's (@drinkcitra) creations for this challenge and stay tuned for 15 more designs of #BCDNails! Tag us if you feel like joining in!

Click here to see the rest of my BCD Nail Art!

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