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 220 - Geckos

I started off with good intentions of posting early, but this afternoon I decided to go for a super long bike ride and enjoy the lovely weather. Next thing I know I was passed out in bed for the entire evening. Luckily I do not have to do my nails in the middle if the night because I painted a fun design on one of my clients this morning. She wanted blue and green geckos on a bright polish.

I started with this super fun bright orange base, then using Fiery Red, Hot Green, Hot Blue and Hot Orange Instant Artist paints I painted squared swirls over each nail. Next I painted  the geckos using So Easy Stripe Rite paints in Midnight Blue and Green Grass. I painted them alternating the colors and facing in different directions. To finish these cute little guys, I gave them eyes, some detail on their bodies and black outline. The top coat I used was really shiney so the pictures have a bit of glare but you get the idea.

Polish: China Glaze Papaya Punch