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31DC2013 Round-up and Reflections

I can’t believe I made it to the end of the challenge! I’m so pleased – it was a great opportunity to explore styles and techniques that I don’t usually do. It pushed me to to try new things every day and find inspiration where I might not ordinarily see it. I think there were …

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31DC2013 Day 31: Honor Nails You Love

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 31 honor nails you loveIf you don’t follow Chelsea Queen, you should! She’s an amazing nail artist, and I’m so inspired by her work. I decided to recreate these nails that she posted back in March (I keep track of these things on my Pinterest board of nailspiration!). And what …

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31DC2013 Day 29: Inspired by the Supernatural

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 29 inspired by the supernaturalUGHGHG today was one of those days. I really hate these nails – but I’ve already tried a bunch of times, so many times… so this is what we’ve got! The prompt is inspired by the supernatural. I just… don’t like stuff like that? I mean, I love Buffy, but that’s kind of it. …

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31DC2013 Day 28: Inspired by a Flag

The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 28 inspired by a flagToday’s challenge prompt is to be inspired by a flag! What you see here is the flag of my new home-state, Colorado! I decided to do the whole flag on my accent nail and keep it simple on my other fingers. I should say that I’m really liking Colorado so far – it’s kind …

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31DC2013 Day 27: Inspired by Art

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 27 inspired by artI was totally overwhelmed with this prompt, inspired by art. I mean – all of art? A particular work of art? And googling “art” didn’t really help, either! I decided to browse Pinterest, and even created an art board for inspiration (I have a bunch of nail …

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31DC2013 Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 25 inspired by fashion

Just a super quick post today, because I am le tired. Haven’t been sleeping well, you see. Boo. Anyways, the prompt for the challenge today is inspired by fashion. Surprisingly, I somewhat follow fashion week when it comes around, and ever since I’ve gotten into nail art I’ve always loved seeing how …

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31DC2013 Day 24: Inspired by a Book

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 24 inspired by a bookI am lucky to have smart and talented friends in my life. And it just so happens that one of my dearest friends is publishing her first book in a few months! I couldn’t be a prouder friend, and I can’t wait until my copy of The Chance You Won’t Return  …

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31DC2013 Day 23: Inspired by a Movie

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 23 inspired by a movieThis manicure is in honor of my sister and my dad – for today’s prompt, inspired by a movie, I immediately thought of Karate Kid and my dad and sister! You see, we have a deep love of this kind of movie. In fact, I own ALL of the Karate Kid movies. …

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31DC2013 Day 22: Inspired by a Song

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 22 inspired by a songYou may or may not know this about me, but I am a HUGE musicals geek. I love Broadway so much! And maybe it’s because I was having kind of a tough day (please send cookies and hugs my way), but Castle in a Cloud from Les Mis just popped into my head today! …

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31DC2013: Day 21 Inspired by a Color

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 21 inspired by a colorI seriously can’t believe I’m in the home stretch of this challenge – I’ve been painting my nails every day for three weeks! I’m excited for this section of the challenge, as the prompts are a little more imaginative. That being said, I found the “inspired by a color” prompt to be …

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