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 289 - Nightmare Before Christmas

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For today's post I wanted to paint one of my favorite movies to watch at Halloween, and that is Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. In my opinion this movie is perfection, I love almost everything Tim Burton does but this is for sure my favorite!

For the base of this design I wanted to go with a marbleized look, I figured this would create some depth and background detail. To achieve this look I simply painted the nails with a coat of black polish, then for the second coat I painted random dots of blue, charcoal and the black swirling them with the polish brush. Its a very subtle marble effect but just enough to break up a solid background. For the characters I used mostly acrylic paint with the odd Instant artist for the finer details. I was pretty lucky with the colors, I didn't have to mix to many shades.

I am very happy with these, next post will have to be a client because I won't want to take it off!

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  1. So, so envious of your skills. I'm currently sporting a Jack-o-Lantern manicure, but it's not in the same league. Haha.

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  2. It is so cool! I love the movie :)

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