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Halloween Swirls with Salon Perfect

I can’t believe Halloween is here! Whoa, where has the time gone? I have no idea. I’m not a huge costume person, but I LOVE opening the door for all the neighborhood kids. Especially the little kids – they are so cute and little! And they have silly costumes, and it’s so fun. I’m like …

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Chinese New Year Nail Art


There are some people who walk into your life and change you. In little ways and big ways, you can feel their impact. When I look back on my life, I have many people to be thankful for – so many people -, people who have made me pause and think. In …

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Digital Dozen does Patterns on Patterns: Valentine’s Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! I had so much fun posting Valentine’s Day nail art this week, and I thought I’d end it with the look I’ll be wearing for Valentine’s Day tomorrow. You guessed it – it has hearts and pink! I did change things up a little bit by using a distressed look as …

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Valentine’s Zebra and Winstonia Nail Art Brush Review

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Valentine's Day Zebra Nail Art | The Dalai Lama's Nails

I never liked Valentine’s Day, growing up. I think it’s because I never had a boyfriend when Valentine’s Day rolled around, and I was definitely jealous of all the flowers and candies and fluffy teddy bears. And now that I’m married, my husband and I don’t put a lot …

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Merry Christmas! Shimmer Polish and Candy Canes

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Happy holidays, friends! I don’t personally celebrate Christmas, but it is such a lovely holiday with beautiful traditions. I love Christmas movies, and the general spirit of the holiday seems so magical. I mean, hello – Santa! Plus, everything seems so cozy and warm. So, I’m wishing those of you who celebrate …

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Hanukkah Nails: The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming | The Dalai Lama's Nails

I cannot resist book fairs – any kind of book sale, and I am there! A few years ago, I attended a book sale at the synagogue where I worked. As I thumbed through the titles, one in particular stood out to me – Lemony Snicket? Of course I had …

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Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland – Snowflake Nail Art

The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland - Snowflakes | The Dalai Lama's Nails

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I have long been fascinated by snowflakes. They’re just frozen ice crystals, but they’re so complex and unique (apparently it IS possible that two snowflakes could be alike, though very very unlikely!). I love the complicated symmetry. I started looking through galleries of …

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Pink Gellac by Chickettes Holiday Sparkle Collection

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Pink Gellac by Chickettes Holiday Sparkle Collection review and Swatches | The Dalai Lama's Nails

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, I am starting to get into the Holiday spirit! It’s so wintry in Denver, too – we had some snow a few weeks ago! It really feels like fall is over and winter has begun. I’m really glad …

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China Glaze Holiday 2014 Twinkle Collection: Swatches and Review

China Glaze Twinkle Holiday 2014 | The Dalai Lama's Nails

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Apparently, Denver only got a month of fall – and it’s straight on into winter! All this snowy weather really has me in a wintry mood, and I’m gearing up for the holidays. It’s hard to believe that we still have to celebrate …

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Five Little Pumpkins with Manic Talons

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Five Little Pumpkins Halloween nail art with Manic Talons and The Dalai Lama's Nails

OOOOooooooo! Halloween is coming up – are you ready? Michelle from Manic Talons and I have decided to recreate scenes from her son’s Halloween book, Five Little Pumpkins! Michelle is my blogging mentor (one of them – I’m a lucky girl!), and I was beyond excited when she suggested we …

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