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The Digital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Kawaii Hansel and Gretel

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The Digital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Kawaii Candy Hansel and Gretel | The Dalai Lama's Nails

I’m finishing Digital Dozen Fairy Tales with a bang! I knew that I wanted to do Hansel and Gretel nails – because candy! I kept thinking about how cute a candy print would be. I’m drooling a little bit, don’t mind me (nom nom nom)! This is perhaps …

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The Digital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty’s Dress

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I’m feeling a bit narcissistic right now. I’m so sorry, I can’t help it! The thing is, I am just kind of obsessed with this gradient. I can’t stop staring, I know it’s rude. But the thing is… I’m in love. It’s Sleeping Beauty’s dress!

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Ride the Wave: Summer Nail Art with Essie

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Essie Summer Waves Nail ArtAs much as I love complex nail art, sometimes a simple color blocked look just really knocks my socks off. It’s simple and elegant, and still interesting to look at. I love clean lines and clean, cool colors, too. Plus, I think I have jumped right into summer nail art. Summer really …

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The Digital Dozen does Decades – day 1: The Big Bang

The Dalai Lama's Nails: The Digital Dozen does Decades - the big bang!

I can’t believe it’s already been a month since the last Digital Dozen theme! This time, the Digital Dozen are all doing decades. I absolutely love this theme – and I have some really fun nail art looks planned for the rest of the week. …

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The Digital Dozen does Texture – Day 3: Gems

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Digital Dozen does texture Essie gems and rhinestonesToday is day 3 of my Digit-al Dozen posts for April! I’ve been really interested in how to create the look of depth and texture without using textured polish – in fact, I often think about the texture of a nail art look, even if I’m using solely traditional polish. I’ve also …

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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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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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31DC2013 Day 4: Green Nails

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 4 greenWelcome to day 4 of the 31 Day Challenge. I have to say – I actually do own a bunch of green nail polish, but I got so stuck on this prompt. No kidding, I think I did 4 different green nail attempts! I was pretty displeased with everything else I came up with, …

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Liquid Palisade – gradient tutorial and review

All our stuff is packed up and we are hitting the road! But when your life is all packed up, how are you to do nail art?? Not to worry, I kept out a small selection of polish, and I’ll just have to make do! I love to do gradients when I’m pressed for time …

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Bling Bling

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Have you all seen Portlandia? This manicure is like “put a bird on it.” Except instead of a bird, it’s rhinestones. I was walking through the craft store and happened to spot a wheel of flat-backed Swarovski crystal elements – and I knew at that moment that I would glue them to myself.

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