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 152 - Kokopelli

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I just love browsing through my pinterest app on my iPhone, I find I get so many great ideas from the things I find on there. But what I think is funny is that none of the pictures in my inspiration folder are of nails, instead of prints, fabrics, even cakes. The weirdest things will trigger an idea, today's post is of a print (which I did not write down where it was from) and as soon as I saw it I needed to paint it on my nails.

I have posted the picture of the print I was copying below the nails. For the background of the design I started of with a soft pastel turquoise painting the entire nail, once that was dry I sponged a darker teal over the top half of the nail. I finished the fade by sponging a matte black on the very tip, I used this color so it was not too dark behind the black nail art. The thumb I did all the same steps just layering the colors on top of each other covering the full nail. Using my white Striping paint I added in little dots for stars and painted in the moon. To add detail to the moon I start by painting little craters with my black paint, then to soften the lines I sponged a combo of the matte black, the base color, and a pearl striping paint on top. To finish the design I painted the tree on the pinky and the flute playing deity on the middle three fingers. In the picture Kokopelli is more upright, but since he is know for his hunched-back dancing pose I chose to paint the middle finger the way I though it should look.

Polish: Avon Jade, China Glaze Four Leaf Clover, Zoya Dovima / Mat 

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