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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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31DC2014 Day 1: Red Brocade

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Red Brocade Nail Art

Welcome to the first day of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge! I am feeling good – invigorated and ready to tackle this challenge. This would be the perfect time for a training montage, so cue Eye of the Tiger and let’s get pumped …

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Minnie Mouse Couture Gel Nail Art

The Dalai Lama's Nails: Minnie Mouse Nail Art - Couture Gel Nail Polish

Disney World is full of magic and fun! I spent last weekend visiting with my college friends in Orlando for a mini-reunion (or should I say… MINNIE reunion?). We had such a great time, even though it rained all weekend long! I actually think that helped us, since park attendance …

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Summery Hibiscus Flower Skittles Nail Art

Hibiscus flower polkadots ruffian nail artI’m very excited to share this look with you – it’s my first post using my new camera! I hope you enjoy my cleaner, crisper, and generally better photos! I know it’s only spring time, but I’m getting ready for summer. I think that spring and summer colors are my favorites – …

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The Digital Dozen does Texture – Day 4: Fan Brush

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The Digital Dozen does Texture fan brushI’m back with day4 of my Digit-al Dozen posts for April! I can’t believe this week is almost over – I’ve had so much fun playing with texture. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have been exploring how to create the look of depth and texture without using textured polish. While …

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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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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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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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Rascal Says Bow-wow

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: doggyThis afternoon I was lacking in inspiration. I spent hours scouring Pinterest for ideas – and I got trapped in a rabbit hole of prints and patterns! Finally, I put out a request for ideas on Facebook. My cousin, Rachel, responded that I should do a dog …

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Abstract Pinks

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Abstract PinksI’m not going to lie, I’m kind of obsessed with these. Yesterday I had an urge to sit down and just paint – you know that feeling? I wanted to spend the time to do something detailed and artistic and time consuming. And when I was finished, I painted a nail wheel of some …

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