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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.

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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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.

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WINTER ROSES - P.O.T.W. - Revlon - emerald city (matte, suede)

Yep, i’m back to short nails again. I decided to give my nails some rest from my silk wraps and have some serious mixed feelings… really missing the length and shape, but my nails definitely feel lighter!

  • Revlon - emerald city
  • Essie - bikini so teeny + lilacism + mod square
  • O.P.I. - pink-a-doodle + i just can’t cope-a-cabana
  • Sally Hansen - bubble gum pink + white on + pacific blue + green with envy
  • Aldo - lavendar fields
  • Born Pretty Store Super Matte Surface Oil

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

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ROSE QUARTZ 2.0 - #10 in the “Get Stoned” series part 4 & P.O.T.W. - O.P.I.  - I have a herring problem

  • O.P.I. - i have a herring problem
  • Color Club - pearl district + guavas juice + wicker park L'Oreal - macaroon me madly
  • Sally Hansen - white on
  • Essie - mod square
  • Wet n Wild - private viewing

This is the second look using this polish. Visit the POTW page for more!

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WHATEVER - P.O.T.W. - Cult Cosmetics - laguna

  • Cult Cosmetics - laguna
  • Essie - naughty nautical
  • Revlon - expresso + coastal surf + urban
  • N.Y.C. - lexington yellow
  • Sally Hansen - white on

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

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CUTIE - PIE CHART - P.O.T.W. - Cult Cosmetics - hollywood hills

** inspired by this print by Hvass & Hannibal **

  • Cult Cosmetics - hollywood hills
  • Essie - turquoise & caicos + tart deco + big spender + go overboard
  • N.Y.C. - polyester pink + lexington yellow
  • Sinful Colors - chick chick + tempest
  • Revlon - coastal surf + urban + expesso
  • Love & Beauty - lime
  • O.P.I. - casino royale + pink-a-doodle
  • Born Pretty - super matte surface oil - coupon STL91 - BornPrettyStore.com

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