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 121 - Distressed Denim

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When I got my nail studs I thought the gold ones looked a lot like the studs on jeans which gave me the inspiration for today's the denim french.

This design is actually really easy. I started by painting the nails french with a dark blue polish, once that was dry I used my finger to apply the lighter polish on top. I found my fingerprint made a better jean texture than using a sponge so I just dropped a little polish on to a paper plate and pressed my finger into it and then rolled it over the nails. The odd area that went a little too light I had to go over a second time using the base color instead. For the rips in the jeans I used an acrylic paint close to my skin tone and painted random patches on the nails. With white paint I used a small paint brush to add some texture around the hole and painted individual strings going across with a striping brush. To finish off the design I used a gold paint to add the stitching along the french line and added the gold stud to the corner of each nail. To be honest I'm not even sure if I like these nails but I did accomplish what I was going for so that makes me happy.

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  1. That's awesome! I love that you did stitching and rivets!

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  2. I ADORE this look! Such a great idea! You did such a fantastic job, it looks just like denim. I like the little touches of rhinestones too!

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