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31 Day Challenge Round Up

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31 Day Challenge Finisher Badge

Friends, I am so proud to have finished the 31 Day Challenge. It pushed me (so hard!) to try new techniques and produce some of my best nail art yet. More than that, it stretched my imagination to think of fun replies to the prompts. This challenge really started to …

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31DC2014 Day 30: Water Marble Decal

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a tutorial: Water Marble Decals

Pretty sure I said this during the water marble prompt – but, gosh, water marbles are hard! They’re so messy and fussy. When I saw that Fixin to Faff and Betty’s Beauty Bombs found a way to make …

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31DC2014 Day 29: Expecto Patronum

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by  the Supernatural: Harry Potter Expecto Patronum

I almost didn’t make this day of the challenge – pheeeeeew! I can sigh a big sigh of relief! Remember when I told you that my husband and I bought a house? Well, we moved into our new home yesterday – and I love …

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31DC2014 Day 28: Maritime Signal Flags

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by Flags: Maritime Signal Flags

Every summer my family goes to Maine. It’s great fun! We’ve been invited to visit our friends, who have a summer home there, every year since I was 9 or 10. They invite a wonderful group of people, and we …

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31DC2014 Day 27: Nail Art

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We’ve arrived at the part of the challenge where I get a bit misty-eyed. Today’s prompt for the 31 Day Challenge is to be inspired by art. At first, I browsed a lot of famous paintings online, thinking that I …

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31DC2014 Day 26: The 31 Day Challenge

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Pattern: The 31 Day Challenge

So, I guess this is kind of meta. Every day I look at the prompt graphic so graciously made by Chalkboard Nails, and think about how much I love the purple geometric background. I’m not even sure what that …

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31DC2014 Day 24: The Giving Tree

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Book: The Giving Tree

I have been an avid reader my whole life. We always read stories before bed, and in high school I bonded with some of my best friends over books (Harry Potter, specifically). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve …

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31DC2014 Day 23: Food Fight!

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Movie:  Food Fight Scene from Hook!

There are some movies that seem magical (and I don’t just mean Harry Potter – har!)  – that help you connect to characters and make you believe in another reality. When Robin Williams died, there was such a huge outpouring …

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31DC2014 Day 22: Firework

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Do you ever hear a song and just have to bust out singing? Even if it’s not technically the greatest song in the world? Well – today I am singing Firework, by Katy Perry. Because I feel like a firework! …

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31DC2014 Day 21: Zoya Storm

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Ooooh, I’m slipping this post in under the wire today! Oh, you – 31 Day Challenge – you thought you could get the best of me! But you didn’t! Today’s prompt is to be inspired by a color. I find this prompt to be …

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