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KBShimmer Up and Cunning floral nail art

Besides glitter, you know what rocks my world? Holo nail polish. It’s everywhere, and for good reason. Man oh man, I cannot get enough of that rainbow flame – it makes even a simple manicure really beautiful! KBShimmer makes some fabulous holo polishes, and I am really drooling over Up and Cunning. I think KBShimmer …

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Model City Polish Pour Me Another – Nail Art and Review

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Wayyyy back in July, I met the fabulous Nina of Model City Polish at Cosmoprof in Las Vegas. It was so amazing to meet so many indie makers, and Nina is a total sweetheart. I can’t believe Cosmoprof was so long ago – July seems like a lifetime ago! I received so many …

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KBShimmer Men are from Mars-ala Swatch

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When Pantone announced marsala as the color of the year, I have to admit that I was excited. I loved radiant orchid, but felt pretty ready for a change! I was pleasantly surprised by the choice – marsala is a sophisticated and somewhat earthy shade. I was even more …

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31DC2014 and Digital Dozen Second Anniversary: Sapphire Stripes

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Phewwwww! I’ve made it to the last day of the combined prompts for the 31 Day Challenge and the Digital Dozen second year anniversary week! I do think that having two prompts to fulfill has pushed my creative boundaries – but I’m glad I …

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Girly Bits: Limited Edition and Blogger Collaborations

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Girly Bits limited edition and blogger polish swatch and review

One highlight of my trip to Vegas for Cosmoprof was the opportunity to meet Pam of Girly Bits at two Indie polish events. I’ve been a long time admirer of Girly Bits – I mean, what’s not to love? The …

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Lacquer Legion: Reinvention – and an announcement

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: ReinventionI’m so excited to participate in a new monthly challenge called Lacquer Legion. The theme for this month is reinvention. At first, I really struggled with the theme, but the more I thought about it, the more it struck a chord. This manicure became very symbolic for me – …

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Pinspiration Week: Shine Bright

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Pinspiration Week - shine bright like a diamondIt’s the second day of my Pinspiration week and I busted out the bling for my New Year’s Eve mani! What says bling like a diamond?! I followed this tutorial by Nailed It. I actually pinned this many months ago, but hadn’t gotten around to trying it …

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31DC2013: Day 21 Inspired by a Color

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 21 inspired by a colorI seriously can’t believe I’m in the home stretch of this challenge – I’ve been painting my nails every day for three weeks! I’m excited for this section of the challenge, as the prompts are a little more imaginative. That being said, I found the “inspired by a color” prompt to be …

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31DC2013 Day 19: Galaxies

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 19 GalaxiesIt’s the galaxy day for the 31 Day Challenge! I really love galaxy nails – so pretty! I think the idea is super cool, and I was excited for this prompt. I poured over NASA photos of galaxies, admiring all the colors and shapes. I decided to do a more abstract shape, though I …

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31DC2013 Day 17: Glitter

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 16 tribalWelcome to day 17 of the 31 Day Challenge! Today’s prompt is glitter. GLITTERS. So sparkly and pretty! I decided to hand place the glitter on a black base. I like this, though the topcoat got kind of bubbly. Boo.

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