Monday, November 4, 2013

Rocks and Minerals Nail Art Week Day One - Eucryptite

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Happy Monday! To start off a new week with a kick I have a quick nail art mani for you. Today starts the beginning of another themed nail art week with some of my fellow nail bloggers! This week's theme is Rocks and Minerals.


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I gotta be honest, I was really unsure of how I would be able to do 5 different nail art looks based on rocks. I collected rocks when I was a kid and still have a shoe box filled with my favorites. But the box is on the top shelf at the back of my closet and I wasn't ambitious enough to dig it out. LOL So I started googling and I ran across some very cool rocks from China that glow bright , and some even neon, under a blacklight. One of them, Eucryptite, glows bright red and black! I have always loved red and black together so I was excited to try it. If you would like to learn more about this stone, you can find information here.


I started off with a red base and, after it was dry, added the black randomly. I then swirled and dabbed with a striping brush, as well as using acetone to give it a more subtle look. I was pleased with the outcome!

I can't wait to try out more looks this week!

Don't forget to check out all of the other amazing manis below!

Thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥



  1. So pretty!! AND what a cool technique, I should try a more random swirly-acetone approach next time I want a similarly smoky look. PS. I always loooooved those little windows where you would push the button and watch the rocks glow under black light in museums, definitely the coolest rocks :D

  2. Wow, wow, wow and WOW! This is fantastic! I love it!!!!

  3. you know i love this - super vampylicious! x


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