nails by chele bee

I’ve been a little lax on posting lately, but it’s only because this is the busy season for nails!  One of my coworkers gets extensions at another salon (we don’t offer them) and comes to me to get art put on top.  We went with one of my favorite manis to do, chocolate drips!
The studs on her thumb were a first for me - I’ve tried them with regular nail polish before, but not with Gelish.  They seemed to hold pretty well!

I’ve been a little lax on posting lately, but it’s only because this is the busy season for nails!  One of my coworkers gets extensions at another salon (we don’t offer them) and comes to me to get art put on top.  We went with one of my favorite manis to do, chocolate drips!

The studs on her thumb were a first for me - I’ve tried them with regular nail polish before, but not with Gelish.  They seemed to hold pretty well!

This client has come a long way!  When I first started putting no-chip on her, she only wanted dark or subtle colors.  Last time I saw her, she opted for glittery neon nails.  During her most recent appointment, she came to me with a nail art idea and a desire for sparkly purple nails!  I’ll get her to a full set of nail art in no time!
Base is Shellac Purple Purple with gelish Silver Sand on top.

This client has come a long way!  When I first started putting no-chip on her, she only wanted dark or subtle colors.  Last time I saw her, she opted for glittery neon nails.  During her most recent appointment, she came to me with a nail art idea and a desire for sparkly purple nails!  I’ll get her to a full set of nail art in no time!

Base is Shellac Purple Purple with gelish Silver Sand on top.

A hair stylist at work asked me to put Gelish art on top of her freshly-filled gel extensions.  I really love the colors she chose!
All colors are Gelish - Sheek White, Amazon Flirt, and Shake It ‘Til You Samba.

A hair stylist at work asked me to put Gelish art on top of her freshly-filled gel extensions.  I really love the colors she chose!

All colors are Gelish - Sheek White, Amazon Flirt, and Shake It ‘Til You Samba.

A client asked for “neutral but funky” nails, so we came up with this design.  It’s a little simple, but still effective!
Colors are Gelish - base is Reserve and stripes are Sweet Chocolate.

A client asked for “neutral but funky” nails, so we came up with this design.  It’s a little simple, but still effective!

Colors are Gelish - base is Reserve and stripes are Sweet Chocolate.

A client came in recently asking for a no-chip manicure that wouldn’t have noticeable outgrowth, so we went with a simple rose-colored ombre.  Even though the design is simple, I think it turned out great!
Colors are Gelish Sweet Dream and Exhale.

A client came in recently asking for a no-chip manicure that wouldn’t have noticeable outgrowth, so we went with a simple rose-colored ombre.  Even though the design is simple, I think it turned out great!

Colors are Gelish Sweet Dream and Exhale.

I’ve been playing around with the layering limits of no-chip a lot lately.  The result turned out with a nice ocean-ey feel, I think!

I’ve been playing around with the layering limits of no-chip a lot lately.  The result turned out with a nice ocean-ey feel, I think!

The weather’s finally getting warm, so it’s time to break out the neon colors!  This is Gelish Tiki Tiki Laranga with distressed peach holo foils on top.  It’s even brighter in the sunlight!

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!

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.