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 256 - Map of the World

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This is another request from one of my fabulous Instagram followers, she asked me to do a map of the world. For this design I wanted to go with an old world map look.
This one is really easy to explain. I started with this plain beigey grey tone, then using my Chocolate Instant Artist paint I painted in the continents. I went from a picture on google and I really struggled with the proportions. Obviously a lot is missing, especially the further east I go but you get the idea. Even though this looks pretty simple, I found it really challenging. Once the map was painted I wanted to give it a slightly aged look so i added some color around the outside. I used a metallic olive green and applied it a little section at a time, then using my finger I disbursed the color giving it a rough sponged look.
As mentioned before I am very critical on the proportions, but overall I think it looks pretty good at first glance.
Polish: OPI Skull and Glossbones and China Glaze Rare and Radient

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