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!

Glitter Embossed Snowflake

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 This nail art technique is always super popular with my clients over the winter months, it’s very similar to my last post put instead of powder you use glitter to emboss. With this technique you can go as detailed or as simple as you like. If you are not a strong artist and hate doing line work a snowflake might be a challenge, you can simply paint white polka dots on the nail. Almost anything sprinkled with glitter looks really pretty!

The key to this technique is to pick a translucent glitter to ensure the light can pass through and the gel fully cures. I have done this on top of shiny nails and matte, both top coat finishes work great as long as the art gel is fully cured.


  • Step 1- Apply 2 coats of gel polish. I used Gelish Blue Eyed Baby from the Marilyn          Monroe Collection
  • Step 2- Apply Top Coat, cure then cleanse if needed. I used Matte Top It Off
  • Step 3- Paint your design using a thicker gel paint. Do not cure yet! I used Gelish Art Form Gel in Essential White, it is 2d gel for a raised effect.
  • Step 4- Sprinkle glitter over the uncured design, allow it to absorb and tap of extra. Now cure the nail.
  • Step 5- Use a soft brush to remove any extra glitter from the nail
  • Step 6- Your design is complete, it will have a raised texture, do not apply top coat on top.
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