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!

Monopoly

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Playing board games has always been quite popular in my family, and with the holidays coming up it makes me think of all the times spent playing with my cousins at my Nan & Granddad's house. Monopoly was always a group favourite, but I always hated it. Still to this day I am traumatized by the game. I think it because I am far too kind of a person to play, I always end up feeling bad for whoever is behind and end up helping them out to keep them in the game, long story short, I always lose and for some reason end up emotional. It's such a harsh game, you play for hours just to get everyting taken from you, with not an ounce of mercy. I would always try to be the banker without playing, but I always got sucked in. I'm more of a pictionary kind of girl, I always do quite well. But even though the I'm horrible at the game it does bring many good memories, so that is why I chose this post.

With all my blue tones I actually struggled to find a monopoly board coloured polish, finally after digging through my kit of random polishes I came across a tiny mark polish from Avon called Jade it was the perfect combo of blue and green. The rest of the design was painted using my instant artist paints, I started with jet black, painting in the random sections of the board. The colours I used to paint the design were fiery red, sky blue, rose, grape, orange peel and chocolate. Once all the little details were painted, I outlined everything and painted in all the writing.

I really enjoyed painting this one and it was a fun challenge painting in all the tiny words. I did have to alter the Go square because I couldn't fit everything in.

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