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The Digital Dozen does Decades – Day 5: 1940s

The Dalai Lama's Nails: Digital Dozen does Decades - Film Noir 1940s

It’s hard to believe that yet another month has come and gone! I have so enjoyed the Digital Dozen’s theme this month of decades – I feel challenged and creative, and so pleased with everything I came up with. Plus, I got to try out new styles and techniques, and …

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The Digital Dozen does Texture – Day 4: Fan Brush

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The Digital Dozen does Texture fan brushI’m back with day4 of my Digit-al Dozen posts for April! I can’t believe this week is almost over – I’ve had so much fun playing with texture. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have been exploring how to create the look of depth and texture without using textured polish. While …

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Sponges and Mermaids, Oh My! Under Water Nail Art part 2

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sponged mermaid under water nail art

I really had the little mermaid stuck in my head after my last under water post! So much so that I decided to just go there, girlfriend, and do some mermaid nails! Plus, I’ve been offering mermaid accent nails at events, and they seem to be a very popular …

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Updated Dotticure

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: updated dotticureI was thinking about how much I love my dotting tool (it’s true – I love it!) and I realized I hadn’t done any polka dots in quite a while. I also realized that my standard dotticure needed some sort of update. And how do we update things? Add more stuff! Sounds like a …

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Punky Purples

The Dalai Lama's Nails: zoya purple punkToday’s look seemed a little punky to me. My thought process went like this: black accent, punk music, Punky Brewster. For some reason, I kept thinking of Punky Brewster shouting, “Punky Power!” but in my head I was thinking, “Punky Purple!” I wanted to use my new Zoya Carter (that’s the texture on my …

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Red and Wild

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Red and WildGot a quick post for you all this evening! It seems that I’m in the Valentine’s Day spirit – mostly I’m enjoying the reds and pinks that accompany the holiday. I sometimes forget how much I love red; blues is definitely one of my manicure go-to colors. But you know, red is pretty great, …

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First Day of School

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: first day of schoolLast week I announced my plans to start nail school – today, I’m writing after an exciting first day! I must admit, this morning my tummy was aflutter with anxious nerves. It’s exciting and a bit scary to start anything new, especially to embark on a career changing journey. To be completely honest, I …

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Paint SplatterI was looking for inspiration and put the question out on Facebook last night, and I got some really good suggestions, including: the flu, Beyonce, yoga, and more! Now I’ll have to start keeping a list. Anyways, my friend Jessica suggested that I look up abstract art for …

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Rascal Says Bow-wow

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: doggyThis afternoon I was lacking in inspiration. I spent hours scouring Pinterest for ideas – and I got trapped in a rabbit hole of prints and patterns! Finally, I put out a request for ideas on Facebook. My cousin, Rachel, responded that I should do a dog …

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Simple Glitter Gradient

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Glitter GradientJust a quickie today! I stopped by Big Lots the other day because I heard that there were a ton of Sephora by OPI polishes to be found – and I got a bunch, for $1.80 each! Not too shabby. Anyways, I hate leaving the house with nothing on my nails (the horror! Can …

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