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 199 - Marilyn Monroe

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I have been going through withdrawal from my true blood nails and needed a design that made me equally happy. So for today's design I went with a Marilyn Monroe water slide decal design. I just love anything Marilyn Monroe and since there are so many awesome black and white prints of her, I just knew I would love these nails.

This is one of those designs where it looks amazing in person but kinda looses it detail in the photo, but I hope you get the idea. I went with a super metallic silver as the base, I think that's what threw off the camera. For this water slide design, I decided to go with full nail coverage, this is definitely more difficult than cutting around the picture. Once the decals were made (see day 193 for directions) I cut out each picture in the shape of my nail, after applying the decal I used a small nail scissor to trim the excess parts of the decal off. I then applied a coat of fast forward top coat and used an orange wood stick to smooth down the edges. To finish it off I applied a second coat of top coat. These nails definitely did not dissapoint me, they were just what I needed.

Polish: China Glaze Millennium

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  1. I just went back to look at the soccer nails.... how did I not see this before!!! Possibly my fav so far.