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 282 - Hotel Transylvania

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When I was thinking of different Halloween designs I new I had to do this one. This movie is definitely on my to see list, I am a sucker for animated movies and I love Halloween, it sounds like the perfect combo to me. I can't wait to see it.
 
The polish I used for the base is from the China Glaze Magnetix II collection, It's a really pretty cranberry shade. At first I was going to magnetize the polish for a little bit of dimension to the background, but once it was applied I was distracted by prettiness of it and completely forgot. In order to paint these character I had to do a lot of custom mixing of paint, I used mostly Instant Artist paints and some regular acrylic craft paint as well. Each character had lots of different highlights and shadows, so I chose a color that would be used for the majority and then mixed it with black, brown and white giving me four shades to work with. since I haven't seen the movie I was completely sure which characters to go with, so I picked the ones I thought would look the best on the nails.
 
I am really happy with how this one turned out. Every time I decide to paint one of my cartoon designs I get anxiety, but I am finding it is getting easier and easier. 
 
 
Polish: China Glaze Positively in Love

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