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 212 - Cocktail Party

I know a lot of you are headed somewhere fabulous for the Canada Day long weekend. Me not so much, but even though I'm not off to some sunny destination, I decided I still wanted to kick off the weekend with a fun tropical design. To me nothing says vacation like a huge fruity cocktail in a fancy glass, I just love these tasty beverages so I decided to go with a cocktail Inspired mani.

I started with a colored french (which in my opinion I think the three colored french looks sick even without any nail art) I painted the base in a light turquoise and the tip in a teal colored polish. Next I painted in the cocktails with my jet black striping paint, for this design I decided to go with the outline first just to keep the lines as thin as possible. Using a combo of So Easy Stripe Right and Orly Instant Artist paints I filled in each cocktail, to create a glass look on the pinky, middle and thumb I just went over the outline with my platinum paint. To increase the fun a little bit more I wanted to add some of the fruit slices, after cutting each piece to the desired shape I attached one to each drink. At this point I was thinking the design was looking pretty good but It was still missing something, after staring at it for a few minutes I decided to add the purple line along the french. Which I think definitely did the trick, the purple added that extra punch of color to tie it all together.

Polish: China Glaze Kinetic Candy and Four leaf clover