Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NCC: Germany!

Hey guys!  Today I'm here with my first mani for the Nail Challenge Collaborative's "Traveling" theme.  In January, I'm going on a study abroad trip to Germany and Belgium, and I'm super excited about it!  I'm going to be gone for 23 days, and we're going to spend them learning about the chemistry of brewing.  Today's mani is based on the Germany leg of that trip.

For Germany we're going to be in Munich, and we'll be looking at Weissbier.  So this hand is focused around those two things!

My thumb is supposed to be Munich, but it didn't turn out so great.... Next to it is the picture I used as reference.

This is the image used for reference for the index and ring fingers.  When I googled "weissbier," Erdinger came up first and a lot, so I worked with that one as I don't really know anything about beer.  I was originally going to have the glass of beer on my index finger, but it was impossible for me to mix a color that looked like that using my polishes, so I put on a larger version of the Erdinger logo.  The ring finger is the "v" on the neck of the bottle.

Index Finger

Ring Finger (my personal favorite)

My middle finger has one of my favorite molecules, ethanol.  It's not my favorite because it's alcohol (I've never actually had alcohol) but because it looks like a balloon animal dog.  I've also included its chemical formula here: C26O

I just freehanded a German flag on my pinkie to finish off the look.

I'm so excited for this trip!!!

Be sure to check out the other ladies' manicures!


  1. Learning about the chemistry of brewing? Sign me up! haha! Great nails. :D

    1. I'm super excited for it! Apparently it incorporates topics from gen chem, orgo, and biochem, so it's gonna be a super great experience! I wish you could come!

  2. Awww...this is so cute! Love the colors used and theme. It really symbolizes Germany.

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    2. Thank you!! It's not easy to encapsulate a country in a nail art design, but I did my best :)
      I hear that Munich is an absolutely beautiful city, I'm sure I'll be totally embarrassed by my representation of it here once I see it in person!

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