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The Lacquer Legion: WEIRD SCIENCE...Staphylococcus aureus

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Hey all! It’s Lacquer Legion day and I'm getting this post up under the wire. The theme is Weird Science and boy did I struggle! And guess what? The theme was MY idea! (I obviously didn't think this through ahead of time. LOL) Anyway, I was trolling for ideas and suddenly was inspired by microscopic images. As soon as I saw Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, I had visions of nail art! (Quite likely the first time in the history of the world that's happened!)

Lacquer Legion Weird Science

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is frequently found in the human respiratory tract and on the skin. The presence of this bad boy doesn't always equal infection, however it can lead to some serious issues...such as the dreaded MSRA, which is a methicillin (antibiotic) resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) pic below is magnified 20,000 times under a scanning electron micrograph. Who knew something so bad could be so pretty? I love a green/purple color combo...and I realize this is sounding completely ridiculous! [image source]

Lacquer Legion Weird Science

My orbs aren't quite the right color. It's difficult to shade something so teeny. I used acrylic paint to make them stand out from the base which I create with several Zoya polishes: Hunter, Rikki, Giovanna, Raven and a dash of Mitzi.

Lacquer Legion Weird Science

I've seen such creative ideas today for this prompt! I try to look at every single Lacquer Legion mani on the interwebs. Make sure to use the #LLWeirdScience hashtag so we can find you. Check out the Lacquer Legion Facebook where we’ll feature some of our faves.


More on The Lacquer Legion: The Lacquer Legion, conceived by Sarah of Chalkboard Nails (work/play/polishThe Nailasaurus, and Rebecca Likes Nails are admins), releases a new nail art prompt every month. Join the fun by posting your mani on the designated day using the assigned hashtag. There’s no commitment…participate as much or as little as you’d like. Get involved in the community and show your stuff! Everyone is welcome! Follow The Lacquer Legion on Facebook for upcoming prompts and info.