Monday, September 24, 2012

Time Warp Challenge ~ Day 5 ~ We Can Do It!

Hey y'all!  Today is Day 5 of the Let's Do The Time Warp Challenge.  The theme today is "We Can Do it!", we were supposed to create a mani inspired by an influential woman in history. 

I picked a woman that in my opinion is one of the most influential women ever, Marie Curie.  Her extensive work still saves lives every single day and she has been gone for almost 80 years.  She was the first woman to ever win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to ever win in multiple sciences.  She won Nobel Prizes for Chemistry and Physics. 

Marie Curie is famous for her research in Radioactivity, a word she coined herself.  Marie, along with her husband Pierre Curie, discovered Radium and Polonium. They also developed the use of radiation therapy for cancer treatment, as well as the first X-ray equipment. 

As you can imagine, in her time, she had to work very hard to be taken seriously as a scientist because she was a woman.  She was educated and dedicated her life to her work.  She passed away in 1934 from cancer caused by her close work with radioactive materials.

Her work is still highly used in the Twenty First Century, she is still saving lives every single day.  How amazing is that?

My mani today is dedicated to Marie Skłodowska-Curie, the most influential woman in history.

Thumb, Nobel Prize: Sally Hansen Golden-I and copper and gold acrylic paints
Index, Radioactive symbol: Kleancolor Neon Yellow and black acrylic paint.
Middle, Polonium Periodic symbol: Sinful Colors Black on black, Kleancolor White and white and black acrylic paints.
Ring, Physics symbol: Kleancolor White, NYC Big apple red creme, Klean color Neon Orange and black acrylic paint.
Pinky, Radium Periodic symbol: Sinful Colors Black on black, Kleancolor White and white and black acrylic paints.

Information sources: Wikipedia and Biography Online


  1. Very cool! Your nail art is flawless!! Amazaballs!!

  2. Amazing. I love this! Beautifully done.

  3. Great minds do think alike! Haha how funny that three of us choose this amazing women! I like how we each had our own take though. I really love how you did your nails :)

  4. Incredible artwork, incredible inspiration!!

  5. Great inspiration, great mani! It kind of reminds me a bit of the show Breaking Bad, which is the complete opposite of Marie Curie lol

  6. Lovely! I knew who it was right away ^_^


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