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 I swore I would never blog again, but here I am back at it 5 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 professional 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 stuff! I hope you enjoy the content!

Day 226 - Tiger Claws

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Today's post was inspired by my best friend. A while back I did a post and dedicated it to one of my girlfriends (day 160 - black bird fly) and since then I have been meaning to dedicate posts to my other girlfriends just to be fare. The friend I had in mind while doing today's design loves animal prints, especially tiger. Since I have painted a few animal print designs already I decided to do something completely different.

I did this post on my left hand as usual, but after completing the design I realized that it would look even better on pointed nails, so I quickly slapped on some tips on my right hand and did it all over again. This design was done using printed foil, it's been around forever but I just discovered it and it's my newest obsession. the technique I use to apply the foil to the nail is without any foil adhesive, instead I wiped the back of the foil strip with acetone and then pressed it into nail polish. It was a little tricky applying the tiger print because the lines were getting broken up, it would have been much easier with a leopard print. When the foil was all applied I was left with a rough edge around the nail so I decided to outline the nail using a gold glitter. I think the final outcome looks pretty sick, this design is a little bit crazy for my friend but I'm sure she sill enjoy it.


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  1. Coach nails (the purse brand)! (I recently started reading ur blog so I dont know if you have done those yet)

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion! Had fun painting them on day 227 :)

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  2. Tiger print and shiny, my two favorite things! These nails are the best!! It's totally okay to be over the top if it's done well and these nails couldn't be more perfect.

    Kim

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    1. Glad you like them!!! My toes match but they are leopard :)

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