nails by chele bee

Daisy accent nails on one of the estheticians at work!  They’re about a week grown out in this photo, but we’d originally just done Shellac Zillionaire over Hotski to Tchotchke without the flowers.  We added them in a week later to give the manicure a little extra oomph!

Daisy accent nails on one of the estheticians at work!  They’re about a week grown out in this photo, but we’d originally just done Shellac Zillionaire over Hotski to Tchotchke without the flowers.  We added them in a week later to give the manicure a little extra oomph!

Zoya’s Earth Day nail polish exchange is going on until the 26th!  For those of you who’ve never participated before, Zoya is letting you exchange your old (Non-Zoya/Qtica/Nocti) polishes for a 50% discount on up to 24 bottles of their polish!
I’m definitely going to be participating this year - I’ve had my eye on the new Stunning and Irresistible collections since they first came out.  What colors are all of you looking to pick up?

Zoya’s Earth Day nail polish exchange is going on until the 26th!  For those of you who’ve never participated before, Zoya is letting you exchange your old (Non-Zoya/Qtica/Nocti) polishes for a 50% discount on up to 24 bottles of their polish!

I’m definitely going to be participating this year - I’ve had my eye on the new Stunning and Irresistible collections since they first came out.  What colors are all of you looking to pick up?

My massage therapist coworker came back for more Gelish nail art - a little simpler this time, but still fun to do.  She chose Midnight Caller for her thumb, index, and middle finger; It’s a Lily for her ring finger, and Tiger Blossom for her pinkie.  We faded them up, added some holographic glitter, and ended up with this!

I had a new client recently who booked with me because she asked the girls at the front desk for the nail tech who does the most nail art.  I was really happy about being recommended!  This client asked for simple butterflies just on her big toes, so this is what we came up with.

I had a new client recently who booked with me because she asked the girls at the front desk for the nail tech who does the most nail art.  I was really happy about being recommended!  This client asked for simple butterflies just on her big toes, so this is what we came up with.

One of my regulars asked for an accent nail over black, so we decided on a negative-color leopard print design.  I like that the change in colors abstracts the design a little bit, too!
Base is Gelish Black Shadow, accents are Shellac Cream Puff and Iced Cappuccino. 

One of my regulars asked for an accent nail over black, so we decided on a negative-color leopard print design.  I like that the change in colors abstracts the design a little bit, too!

Base is Gelish Black Shadow, accents are Shellac Cream Puff and Iced Cappuccino. 

The weather’s finally been getting nicer, so it’s time to break out the neons!  I wanted to do something quick that I knew I wouldn’t get sick of wearing in two weeks’ time, so I went with neon color blocks.
Colors are all Gelish - mostly from the Rio and Candy Land Collection.

The weather’s finally been getting nicer, so it’s time to break out the neons!  I wanted to do something quick that I knew I wouldn’t get sick of wearing in two weeks’ time, so I went with neon color blocks.

Colors are all Gelish - mostly from the Rio and Candy Land Collection.

My favorite nail art client went a little simpler this time and asked for holographic glitter tips.  It’s just the right mix of classic and flashy, I think.
Base color is Shellac Cityscape.

My favorite nail art client went a little simpler this time and asked for holographic glitter tips.  It’s just the right mix of classic and flashy, I think.

Base color is Shellac Cityscape.

My best friend stayed with me this weekend and ended up coming into my work to get a mani/pedi and a haircut/color.  She recently adopted a cat, so I gave her a cat-themed manicure for the occasion! 
Base is OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, details in acrylic paint.

My best friend stayed with me this weekend and ended up coming into my work to get a mani/pedi and a haircut/color.  She recently adopted a cat, so I gave her a cat-themed manicure for the occasion! 

Base is OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, details in acrylic paint.

One of my favorite nail art clients came in the other day and requested a white tiger/zebra print manicure.  As we were getting ready to add the stripes, she asked to put one red stripe on each ring finger - it added just the right touch of uniqueness!

Colors are all Gelish - Sleek White, Stand Out, and Black Shadow.

OPI’s OZ The Great and Powerful collection came in today at work and I couldn’t resist posting a few swatch photos.  I left the swatch labels in for identification purposes - the only unlabeled color is Black Onyx, which isn’t part of the collection, but I needed a dark color to show the glitters’ true potential.

My favorite by far is Lights of Emerald City, though I’m disappointed that we didn’t get any shimmery greens or golds in this collection.