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 184 - National Donut Day

I got home super late tonight and I contemplated just using an old design from my phone and calling it a night, but today is National Donut Day and I just could not resist painting a Homer Simpson  donut design to celebrate.

Since I was painting this design so late I really had no patience for custom mixing. Most of this design was painted using my Instant Artist paints, which for the most part the colors were bang on. The donut itself and the icing were the only colors that needed adjusting, to fix the colors, I went over the brown and pink part of the donut with some shimmery color club striping paints to make it a better match . For this design I painted the shape using the color first and then outlined after, there was the exception of the words and sprinkles which I painted the outline first and went over with the color, I find that a bit easier for finer detail. These nails are really fun and I am definitely glad I stayed up the extra hour to finish them.

Polish: China Glaze Custom Kicks