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!

Since painting my nails with a gradient in Shellac Purple Purple, I’ve had a wave of clients asking for the same in alternate colors.  White is especially popular, but the sea green glitter is really neat, too!

One of the massage therapists asked for simple nails to show her support for the Chicago Blackhawks, so we came up with this.
Colors are all Shellac - Wildfire, Black Pool (mixed in with glitter), and Cream Puff.  

One of the massage therapists asked for simple nails to show her support for the Chicago Blackhawks, so we came up with this.

Colors are all Shellac - Wildfire, Black Pool (mixed in with glitter), and Cream Puff.  

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.

One of my clients wanted something edgy for her trip to California, so we gave her bright green snakeskin nails!  I really love this technique.
Base is Shellac Limeade, top is Black Pool.

One of my clients wanted something edgy for her trip to California, so we gave her bright green snakeskin nails!  I really love this technique.

Base is Shellac Limeade, top is Black Pool.

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.

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 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.