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Essie Hearts Needle Drag

Complicated nail art makes me intensely happy – both in creating it and wearing it. Sometimes, though, simple nail art can be just as striking. Who am I kidding, sometimes even just the perfect nail color can knock my socks off! What I’m getting at is that sometimes simple can be delicious, classy, and perfect. …

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Digital Dozen does Nature: Betta Fish Nail Art

I grew up in a pet family – we always had pets, ranging from beautiful German Shepherds and Labradors, to Cleo the cat, hamsters, and fish. We never had any birds, though my dad was very fond of whistling at the bird that lived at the vet (he used to whistle to it like C3P0, …

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Digital Dozen does Patterns on Patterns: Animal Print Camo Nail Art

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Leopard and Zebra Print Camo nail art | The Dalai Lama's Nails

Here we are at day two of this crazy challenge – seriously, patterns on patterns just makes me sigh. Oy! But gosh darn it, I will stick it out, SOLDIER. Ok, sorry, not sure where that came from. Even though this wasn’t exactly what I was going for, …

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Essie Double Moon Nail Art

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Essie double moon nail art | The Dalai Lama's Nails

Something that I love about nail art is how versatile it is. It can be as complex or as simple as you want. It can be glittery, loud, neon, clean, elegant, classic – the options are really limitless! Sometimes, after I’ve done a lot of complex nail art …

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The Digital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Kawaii Hansel and Gretel

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The Digital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Kawaii Candy Hansel and Gretel | The Dalai Lama's Nails

I’m finishing Digital Dozen Fairy Tales with a bang! I knew that I wanted to do Hansel and Gretel nails – because candy! I kept thinking about how cute a candy print would be. I’m drooling a little bit, don’t mind me (nom nom nom)! This is perhaps …

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The Digital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty’s Dress

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I’m feeling a bit narcissistic right now. I’m so sorry, I can’t help it! The thing is, I am just kind of obsessed with this gradient. I can’t stop staring, I know it’s rude. But the thing is… I’m in love. It’s Sleeping Beauty’s dress!

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The Digital Dozen does Summer: Day 1 – Popsicles

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Press Sample Purchased by MeThe Digital Dozen does Summer: Day 1 - popsicles | The Dalai Lama's NailsI can’t believe we’re in August already! I feel like I was just posting the Digital Dozen July challenge – but that was somehow a month ago. The Digital Dozen theme for this month is summer. It’s so funny, …

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Guest Post at Lucy’s Stash

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Essie Doodle Drawing Nail Art |The Dalai Lama's Nails

Today I’m guest posting over at Lucy’s Stash (OMG cue fan girl moment). Lucie’s art blows my mind, and I’m so honored to make an appearance on her blog while she’s on vacation. Head on over to check out this abstract doodle nail art look!

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The Digital Dozen does Countries and Cultures: Day 5 – Tulum

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: The Digital Dozen does Countries and Cultures - Tulum

It’s the last day of Digital Dozen week – and we have traveled quite the distance for countries and cultures! Earlier this year, I vacationed in Mexico, and we visited Tulum. It was absolutely gorgeous, though really hot! Today’s look is inspired by the Mayan ruins I saw; actually, the …

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How to Jazz Up a Simple Mani in 15 Minutes

How to spice up a mani in 15 minutes

A lot of the nail art that I feature on this blog is intricate and time consuming. I love that kind of art – but let’s be honest, sometimes I just don’t have enough time to create something so detailed. The thing is, I really hate to leave the house …

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