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 213 - Canada Day #1

Today I'm posting my Canada Day nails. I wanted to go with a sparkly design in white, black and red to match my Team Canada hockey t-shirt that I will be wearing tomorrow.

I started with a pearl polish, then using a makeup sponge with the edge torn off, I sponged a black paint over the top left corner of each nail. For the sparkles I used a combo of polish and loose nail sequins. First I painted a coat of Love, Marilyn over the sponged tip and then I pressed the tiny red seguins into the polish. The final step was to paint the maple leafs (which I hate doing) I painted the outline first and then filled it in with red. The two paints I used were Instant Artist Jet Black and Fiery Red. I think these look pretty cute for the day but I am not going to lie, the maple leafs are not great. The thumb turned out perfect and then I kinda struggled with the rest. We have such a simple flag but it's a pain to do!

Polish: China Glaze Alpine Snow and Love, Marilyn