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 I swore I would never blog again, but here I am back at it 5 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 professional 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 stuff! I hope you enjoy the content!

Day 85 - Peace and Tie Dye

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I have really wanted to paint tie dye nails for awhile now, but in my head I always imagined doing it by water marbling the nails. After about an hour of failed attempts, I gave up on marbling. Since I have every color of the rainbow in instant artist paints, I thought why not free hand it? I love when something that starts out as a disaster turns out better than I ever imagined.

This design is actually a lot easier than it looks. First I arranged my paints in a line in the order I wanted the colors. I chose the dark blue to start because is was the darkest color and painted a bunch of lines side by side in a swirl from the center out. You repeat this over and over using every color, slightly overlapping it to slightly blend them together. After the nail was covered I went in with my white striping paint and added in  the odd little flicks in a circular pattern  for where the tshirt would  have been tied. To finish the nails I decided to add in the peace signs for fun, I painted them first in black and then went over in white for a 3d kind of effect.



no polish just Orly instant artist paints (shown above)


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  1. Wow I love this! you are such a great artist! This looks so much better than water marbeling and seems like it was a good thing your water marbeling didn't work out lol. Awesome blog!!!

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