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 267 - Purple Petals

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Today's design was inspired by jewelry and an outfit. My client was attending a wedding and wearing the necklace in the photo with a purple dress and pewter shoes. I was given creative freedom to come up with any design to match the color scheme. I quite often go with the lotus flower style of petal, it's simple but in my opinion much fancier than the basic daisy.

The polish used for this design was gel polish, I went with a beautiful pewter shade to match the color of the shoes. Then with a fine glitter I painted a coat of sparkle polish from the tip fading down the nail. Once both coats were cured in my LED light I removed some of the stickiness with a dry gel brush. I had some swarovski crystals that matched the jewelry perfectly, so I blinged out the ring finger with an assortment of color and size crystals. The next step was painting in the petals I started with the black outline then filled in each petal with purple polish. To tie in the turquoise color I added a little pop of color to the inside of each petal.

This design is very similar to the flowers I painted on day 37, but I like that even though they are very similar, by just changing up the colors and painting it over a French instead of full color creates a completely different effect. Plus the first one didn't have all the fancy crystals.

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