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 208 - Black Tie


Today I have to post twice to make up for my lack of blogging on the weekend, so I am posting two simpler designs. Even though this design is really easy it still makes a big statement. If you loyally read my blog you will know that I am obsessed with 3D nail art and I love sparkly things, so when I saw these crystal covered bows I just had to pick them up.

This french took a few extra coats to complete. I started with a nice glossy french base color and then I painted one coat of the matte black polish over the tip. Next step was to paint a line using my Instant Artist Jet Black along the smile line. For this design I wanted the tip matte but the rest of the nail glossy so I painted one coat of Seche Vite top coat over the entire nail, to get a matte tip I painted a second coat of the matte black and then painted a single coat of Orly matte top coat over the tip only. By having the black line shiney, once the bows were glued on it looked as though the black line ran through the bow. I am really happy with this design, I think they look super classy and they make me wish I had some fancy gala or ball to go to. 

Polish: Zoya Dovima (Matte)


  1. May I ask where you buy the bows, or does someone hand make that? It's stunning!

    1. thanks so much!! I get them at my local Night market but I have seen them here...