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31DC2014 Day 26: The 31 Day Challenge

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Pattern: The 31 Day Challenge

So, I guess this is kind of meta. Every day I look at the prompt graphic so graciously made by Chalkboard Nails, and think about how much I love the purple geometric background. I’m not even sure what that …

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31DC2014 Day 6: Striped Gradient

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Purple Striped Gradient Nail Art

It’s no secret that I love a good gradient. I do gradients all the time! And I’m excited to do one in a few days for the 31 Day Challenge. I think mostly it comes …

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I Love Gradients: cool toned gradient nail art

The Dalai Lama's Nails: cool toned gradient with glitter topper

I just can’t hide it (not that I really have… at all… even a little bit): I really love gradient nail art. So much. Gradients are quite simple to create, but the affect is just stunning. I really dislike going out in public with a one-color mani – or worse, …

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April Twin Blog Post: Cool Colors

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: April Twin Post - cool colors

I can’t believe April is almost over! Where has the time gone? Well, all I can say is that it is time for another installment of Twin Blog Post… that sounds kind of weird. I’ll try again. Another installment of… TWIN BLOG POST. That made it seem much more important, …

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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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Welcome to the new and improved Dalai Lama’s Nails!

Detail Paisley gradient nails sunset colors I’m very excited to announce that The Dalai Lama’s Nails has a new look and feel, including a new logo and layout, improved photography, challenges and original content! In honor of the occasion, I created a nail art look inspired by my beautiful new logo! The blog is still a work in progress, so …

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Couture Gel Nail Polish Kit Review

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Couture Gel Nail Polish kit reviewToday I have something a little bit different for you – but don’t worry, it still involves nail art! I’ve been dying to try gel polish because it seems like there’s so much cool nail art you can do, and it is supposed to last longer than traditional polish. So when Manic Talons …

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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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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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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Paint SplatterI was looking for inspiration and put the question out on Facebook last night, and I got some really good suggestions, including: the flu, Beyonce, yoga, and more! Now I’ll have to start keeping a list. Anyways, my friend Jessica suggested that I look up abstract art for …

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