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WHAT A DRUZY!! + inspiration collage! (#4 from get stoned series)

Druzy or Druse is a word used for coating of fine crystal on a surface, fracture or vein with in a geode.

to see more pictures and polishes used check out the original post—-> 

http://basecoat-topcoat.tumblr.com/post/44637204385/what-a-druzy-get-stoned-part-4-if-you-cant

*i do not own the images used for the inspo collage

*Edit- this isn’t a water marble nail, i suck at those. This was hand painted using a thin needle brush…. for hours

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As promised here is Kelly Ornstein’s (aka @basecoat-topcoat) latest masterpiece on my nails in the form of my most favorite planet, Jupiter!

Working off of the two images included above (via @nasa), Kelly worked her magic in the form of uber detailed marbling to make each nail a veritable work of art. It feels like I’m carrying nature’s version of the Impressionists around with me wherever I go. The cloud formations on Jupiter have always drawn my eye and now I can get lost in them anytime I want! SWOON.

You can check out all the awesome manicures I’ve gotten from Kelly over the past year in our archive

- Summer

[pics c/o fellow awesome astronomer @ashpags]

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EMERALD GREEN - #2 of the “Get Stoned” series part 5 + P.O.T.W. - Revlon - emerald city (matte suede)

** i do not own the inspiration image**

  • Revlon - emerald city - espresso
  • Essie - turquoise & caicos + naughty nautical
  • Sally Hansen - white on + breezy blue
  • O.P.I. - uh-oh roll down the window
  • OCC - poison

This is the last look using Revlon - emerald city. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

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@basecoat-topcoat has outdone herself this time. Since I’ll never be able to afford an actual piece from Valentino’s Cosmo Collection, I figured this was the next best thing. Plus, this way I can “wear” Valentino every day. I feel so fancy!

ICYMI, @basecoat-topcoat (aka Kelly Ornstein) is the best nail artist ever. She did my galaxy nails, Hubble nails, and visible spectrum via Pink Floyd nails too. 

As you might expect, I’m having a hard time paying attention to the real world and not swooning over my nails all day, everyday. ;) 

- Summer

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EPIC FIRE OPAL! - #10 of the “Get Stones” series Part 3 + P.O.T.W. - O.P.I. - oh so glam!

  • O.P.I. - oh so glam!
  • L'Oreal - royalty reinvented + tangerine crush
  • Sally Hansen - white on + green with envy + mellow yellow
  • Wet n Wild - 2% milk
  • Spoiled - i’m so jaded + designated driver
  • Sinful Colors - bright lucite + cloud 9 
  • Essie - power clutch
  • N.Y.C - polyester pink
  • gold nail art beads
  • gold small hex sequins

This is the third look using - O.P.I. - oh so glam! Visit the CHALLENGES -> P.O.T.W. page for more nail art, and stay tuned for the full set from Part #3 of the “Get Stoned” series.

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EPIC OPAL 2 -#3 in the “Get Stoned” series part 5 & P.O.T.W. - Deborah Lippman - i know what boys like

  • Deborah Lippman - i know what boys like + a fine romance + base and top coat
  • Color Club - wicker park + covered in diamonds
  • Rickys - rooftop margaritas
  • Nicolr by O.P.I. - hit the lights
  • O.P.I. - teal the cows come home
  • Sally Hansen - golden-i + hot tamale
  • Essie - sugar daddy
  • Spoiled - designated driver
  • Revlon - coastal surf
  • gold nail art beads

This is the second look using Deborah Lippman - i know what boys like, visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches

As requested here is a tutorial on how I create the ombre nail!

This same technique can be applied to as many or as few colors as desired!

Check out more tutorials by visiting the TUTORIALS page!

To request a tutorial hit the ASK button or email me at basecoattopcoat.Kelly@gmail.com ! :)

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SAILOR MOON - P.O.T.W. - O.P.I. - i just can’t cope-acabana

  • O.P.I. - just can’t cope-acabana
  • Color Club - wicker park + nature’s way + persimmon + strawberry popsicle
  • Sally Hansen - breezy blue + black out
  • Revlon - 1,000 volts
  • Swarovski crystals
  • pink and red crystal cabochons
  • gold nail art beads
  • INM Nails - white porcelain
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - technopagan

This is the second look using O.P.I. - i just can’t cope-acabana. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

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LIKE A RUG - P.O.T.W. - Revlon - emerald city (matte suede)

  • Revlon - emerald city
  • Cover Girl - tickled pink + pink-finity
  • Love & Beauty - light orange
  • Sally Hansen - babe blue + white on + breezy blue
  • Essie - butler please

This is the third look using this polish. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

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ST. PATRICKS DAY NAILS! - malachite upgrade!

So i was going to do a new nail design for st. pattys day, but i realized I can’t get more green than this!!! :) They are yesterdays MALACHITE nails only with some extra bling bling!! 

I hope everyone has a HAPPY ST. PATTYS DAY!  <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

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AFGHANITE - #1 in the “Get Stoned” series Part 5 & P.O.T.W. - Revlon - mysterious

  • Revlon - Mysterious
  • O.P.I. - no room for the blues + bling dynasty
  • Sally Hansen - pacific blue + indi-glow + white on
  • OCC makeup - pagan
  • Essie -butler please
  • Forever 21 - marina

This is the last look using Revlon - mysterious. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

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PINK AGATE -#2 in the “Get Stoned” series part #4 - P.O.T.W. - CULT COSMETICS - LAGUNA

  • Cult Cosmetics - laguna
  • Essie - mod square + tart deco
  • Revlon - expresso
  • O.P.I. - casino royale + y'all come back now ya hear?
  • Sally Hansen - white on
  • Wet n Wild - 2% milk
  • Sinful Colors - skylark

This is the first look using Cult Cosmetics - laguna. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

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WILD MOSS - P.O.T.W. - Sally Hansen - Bubblegum Pink

* inspired by this awesome print by Ernst Haeckel  ”Plate 72: Muscinae” (1904), from the German Art movement Kuntsformmen Der Nature**

  • Sally Hansen - bubblegum pink + breezy blue + mint sorbet + white on + black out
  • Essie - go overboard + sew psyched
  • Love & Beauty - Red 
  • O.P.I. - jade is the new black + funky dunky
  • N.O.P.I. - hit the lights
  • L’Oreal - tangerine crush
  • Sinful Colors - mint apple

This is the last look featuring Sally Hansen - bubblegum pink. Visit the CHALLENGES -> P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.