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 298 - Dia De Los Muertos

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Today's post is sugar skulls for Dia De Los Muertos or Day Of The Dead. For those of you who do not know what this is, its a two day celebration to remember loved ones that have passed away. It's not a day that I celebrate but I think the idea is great. I have been fortunate to not have lost too many people in my life, but the ones I have lost have made a big impact on my life. While painting these nails I made sure to take time to remember these people.
For this design I started with a beautiful metallic blue from the bohemian collection. Using white paint I painted in five different shaped skulls. Next I out lined the skulls and painted all the little details in black.  I went a little thicker so I could layer the bright colors on top and still have some of the black show underneath. This design required no special mixing of colors, so I was able to use my Instant Artist paints for the entire design. The colors used were Fiery Red, True Blue, Rose, Orange Peel, Sunshine, Sky Blue, Hot Pink, Leafy Green, Crisp White and Jet Black.
I am really happy with how this turned out, I enjoy all the bright colors and designs that sugar skulls come in

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  1. There is so much detail! How long did those take?