Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Drink Up!

This was the water the girls had to filter.  
A few weeks back I was an instructor for a program called G.E.M.S.: Girls in Engineering Math and Science.  It's a program aimed at middle school girls to support math and science exploration.  I led a session on what it's like to be a water treatment engineer and had the girls build their own filter and turn murky water to clear water.    It was a lot of fun...I may have had as much (or more) fun than the girls preparing everything and getting the experiments set up!

In honor of the event, I did my nails with a water marble.  I was a bit pressed for time and only marbled my middle and ring fingers.  Doing just those two nails worked out really well and I like how it turned out.  I usually put of marbling because of how long it takes, but with just doing two nails on each hand the time commitment is significantly cut down.

I used a one-coat base of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On to prepare my nails for the marbling procedure.  For the surrounding nails I used China Glaze Electric Beat.  For the water marble I alternated drops of White On, Electric Beat, and China Glaze Blue Year's Eve.  I was a bit disappointed that the sparkle in Blue Year's Eve didn't show up as much as I would have liked.  Live and learn.


  1. Nice experiment. I love the tribute mani. :)

  2. This mani is super awesome! I think that experiment sounds like alot of fun :O)

  3. I totally love this manicure, but by far the best part of this whole post is the kitty ears sticking up in the water bottle picture. lol

  4. WOW! What a beatiful water marble! LOVE IT!

  5. Kitty tried a photo bomb! LOVE this idea - such a great way to commemorate the experiments. I just want to say I am so amazed at your nails. I remember the first couple of posts you did and just love seeing the progress.



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