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!

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.

One of the massage therapists at work recently revealed to me that she’s interested in nail art, so we now have a standing appointment to have all sorts of no-chip fun on her nails.  She wanted to match her nails to a bright teal dress, but she also wanted nails that were going to go relatively well with her clothes for the next two weeks.  We ended up with green flames over black!

Colors are Gelish Black Shadow and Shellac Hotski to Tchotchke.  I’ve been having a lot of luck using Shellac colors for details on top of Gelish (with Gelish base and topcoat) - has anyone else done this?

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  I’ve been really busy since becoming a full-time nail tech at one salon instead of part-time at two salons, but I’ve been saving nail art photos throughout.  I have a little downtime this week, so expect to see more of me while I clear out my backlog!
This is my most recent Gelish manicure using Bella’s Vampire, Allure, and It’s a Lily.  It’s a little simple, but I love how the colors work together.

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  I’ve been really busy since becoming a full-time nail tech at one salon instead of part-time at two salons, but I’ve been saving nail art photos throughout.  I have a little downtime this week, so expect to see more of me while I clear out my backlog!

This is my most recent Gelish manicure using Bella’s Vampire, Allure, and It’s a Lily.  It’s a little simple, but I love how the colors work together.