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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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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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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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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.