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 117 - Cherry Blossoms

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Today I was out and about running errands and I noticed that the lovely cherry blossoms that line our streets have started to bloom. In my neighborhood we have them for several blocks and they just look so pretty mid spring when the trees are filled with flowers. Right now they are very sparse but still add some color to the neighborhood, especially on a cloudy day like today.

Usually when I paint cherry blossoms I start with a regular 5 petal daisy with the clean lines. For today's design I wanted a more abstract flower, rather than using my dotting tool I painted the light pink petals using my pink pastel Instant Artist paint. I then painted the inside of the petals with the rose paint and added the black details. The next step I tried something different, I painted a coat of Seche Vite over the nails, this top coat applies thicker and dries really fast. Once the top coat was dry I went over the tips of the petals with the pastel pink paint, this gave some depth to the flowers so they almost appear 3d. I'm not sure how well it will show up in the picture but on the nails it actually looks really cool!
Polish: China Glaze Sea Spray

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