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The Digital Dozen does Metal: Day 5 – Gold Leaf

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Digital Dozen Metal Gold Leaf

What seems like forever ago, I bought a ton of random nail art supplies, including several little containers of gold leaf (and silver, copper, and some weird rainbowy metallic leaf). I’ve had this stuff for so long that I can’t even remember where I bought it! I have tried a …

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The Digital Dozen does Metal: Day 4 – Hammered Gold

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The Digital Dozen does Metal - Hammered Gold

Some of my favorite jewelry is made of hammered gold. My husband’s wedding band is a beautiful hammered gold! There’s just something so beautiful and simple, clean and lovely about the look of metal that’s been hammered. I particularly like it because it means that the piece has been handmade …

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The Digital Dozen does Metal: Day 2 – Black Hills Gold

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The Digital Dozen does Metal: Black Hills Gold

I lived in Texas for a year, and when it was time to move back to the East Coast, my dad came to help me pack up and drive home. When he showed up at my apartment in Houston, he said, “mind if we make a slight detour? There’s someplace …

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Couture Gel Nail Polish Nail Art and Tutorial

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Couture Gel Nail Polish glitter gradient nail art

I’m going to make a bold statement. While I will always love traditional nail polish, I think that gel is the wave of the future. It is here to stay, and it is awesome sauce. (Man, I can’t believe I just said “awesome sauce.” Does anybody even say that anymore?). …

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The Digital Dozen does Texture – Day 2: Gradient

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The Digital Dozen does Texture: Zoya GradientI’m so glad I have the Digital Dozen to push me to try new things. I have tried to do textured gradients a brazillion times, at least. But each time, the texture never really sets up, and it just looks gloopy and sloppy. But I didn’t give up, and like the little …

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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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Hex Charms Fight the Blues – Review and Nail Art

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Hex Charms FIght the BluesApparently, yesterday was the most depressing day of the year. I think the media says that mostly because it’s the end of vacation and everybody has to go back to their regular lives – the party’s over! But you know, I was feeling a bit blue, myself. The weather got cold, my honey went …

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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 13: Animal Print

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 13 animal printI am so excited about today’s manicure! Since I knew the prompt for the 31 Day Challenge today was animal print, I asked some of my friends for interesting animals. After all, I didn’t want to do leopard or zebra! Here are some of the responses I got: fancy chicken, diamond …

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