Welcome to Nailed Daily the blog where it all started! Back in 2011 I had this crazy idea of starting this nail art blog where I would complete 365 nail designs in one year. On Nov 30th 2012 I completed the challenge, it was a huge struggle to commit to, but I am glad I did it because it pushed me so much further with my nail art. Shortly after completing my challenge I quit blogging and I wasn’t sure if I would ever come back to it, but here I am many years later with much more knowledge, way better photography skills and exciting new nail adventures to talk about. I hope to use this blog to inspire other nail techs, I want to share my experiences as an educator, nail competitor and salon owner. I will also share new nail designs and tutorials. I am excited for this new chapter of my blog, it wont be daily but I promise it will be good content! I hope you enjoy my posts and appreciate your support!

Day 53 - Red Plaid French

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Today is the Eve of Chinese New Year. I've already done a bunch of red and gold designs for the holiday but this is my favorite french so far. Sticking with the color scheme of the holiday I wanted to use red and gold. At first I was thinking of using white but I am glad I went with black in the end, I'm thinking the white would have made the nails look too christmassy (that is a word, I looked it up, lol)

This manicure was done on a client so I used gel polish rather than regular nail polish so the design would last 3 weeks, after the tip color was cured I wiped it with nail cleanser and painted in the design using striping paints. I have had no issues using nail art paints under Gelish top coat.
This design is on the simple side but I really like it and by changing the colors you really could wear this any time of the year. For Chinese New Year I wanted to have nails on both end of the spectrum this design is clean and classic, stay tuned for tomorrow when I will be posting one of my more challenging designs...

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