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31DC2014 Day 4: Green Geometry

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Green Geometric Nail Art

Welp. We’ve reached the day in the challenge that has been… challenging! I don’t know what it is, but I had nail art block for the fourth┬áday day of the 31 Day Challenge! I tried – no kidding – 6 different green …

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Sponges Live in the Ocean: Under Water Nail Art

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Under water nail art sponged Essie Zoya seashells rhinestonesI use a lot of makeup sponges for nail art. More often than not, I use them to create gradients (that’s my standard method – paint polish directly onto the sponge and then dab it onto the nail). I have also used a kitchen sponge to create a cool

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Floral Dots and Stripes

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the-dalai-lamas-nails-dots-and-stripes-floralsWhen my sister came to visit, I did a fun skittles look for her (you can see the entire nail art look in this post I wrote about Nail School). This design is what I did on her thumbs, and I loved it so much that I thought it deserved to …

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Zoya Mosaics

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: zoya mosaicsI was perusing some of my old nail art photos and was inspired by one of my own designs. I remembered how cool the mosaic or stained glass style looks. Another look that I love and haven’t done in ages is the outlined nail – it’s so cool! Anyways, instead of doing cutout mosaics …

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Great Green Gobs Gradient

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: green gradientWhile definitely not what I intended, this nail art look really reminds me of the kids song “great green gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts!” Ew, I know! But… it’s so green, and the bar glitter looks like little bugs or something? Don’t get me wrong, I still liked this look, but I couldn’t …

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She Sells Seashells

The Dalai Lama's Nails: SeashellsI actually just tried saying “She Sells Seashells by the Seashore” out loud – disaster! I’m giggling thinking about it. I used to know a whole bunch of tongue twisters, though I don’t think I was ever very good at reciting them. I am prone to garble-mouth (yes. That’s a technical term …

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Essie gradient and bow

I’ve been thinking a lot about the beginning of my journey to nail school – it’s fun, and I’m learning a lot, and at the end of the day I think, “I’m excited to go back tomorrow!” I feel so happy that I get to pursue a passion, something I genuinely enjoy. …

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Blue Mix and Match

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Blue Mix and MatchToday I have a random mix and match. I came home from nail tech school and my brain was at capacity, and this little number is what my brain spit out! It’s kind of funny and very telling that at the end of a long day doing nails, I wanted to do …

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Funky Floral

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Funky FloralI’m really not so sure how this mashup came into my mind. I was looking around for inspiration (seriously, I was pulling clothing out of my closet, searching for interesting prints!), and all of a sudden I thought it would be really neat to combine florals and animal print. Which is funny, …

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Pinspiration Week: Mosaic

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Pinspiration week - mosaicFor today’s Pinspiration, I found this pin from a blogger I love, The Polish Alcoholic. She even did a tutorial, which I’ve been meaning to try out for ages (hehe, if you see her original post, I was the *first* comment!). That’s why Pinterest is so great – whenever …

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