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Zig Zags

I’ve known about nail vinyls for ages, but never used them much. Why? I have no clue. I really don’t. I think I generally prefer to freehand nail art, so I forget about all the tools at my disposal. And the truth is that nail vinyls are AMAZING and you can create some cool textures …

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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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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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Great Green Gobs Gradient

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: green gradientWhile definitely not what I intended, this nail art look really reminds me of the kids song “great green gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts!” Ew, I know! But… it’s so green, and the bar glitter looks like little bugs or something? Don’t get me wrong, I still liked this look, but I couldn’t …

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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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Soft Watercolor Swirls

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: soft water color swirlsToday’s manicure was inspired by a pattern I found on Pinterest (I told you I was down a rabbit hole of patterns!). I loved the soft watercolor feel and the leafy swirls layered on top, and I knew right away that it would make an interesting manicure.

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Guest Post at the Sparkle Queen

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Guest Post at the Sparkle QueenHey guys! A little while back I did a guest post for my friend over at the Sparkle Queen. Check it out! I really love this one – if you want to see more, head on over head on over!

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Way Back Then: My First Gradient

Big news, big news! My lil’ ol’ blog here turns 2 in just a few days. Every few months I look back at old photos and feel so pleased with myself, comparing my new work with older pictures! It is fun to look back and see how far I’ve come. In honor of my blogiversary, …

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31DC2013 Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 25 inspired by fashion

Just a super quick post today, because I am le tired. Haven’t been sleeping well, you see. Boo. Anyways, the prompt for the challenge today is inspired by fashion. Surprisingly, I somewhat follow fashion week when it comes around, and ever since I’ve gotten into nail art I’ve always loved seeing how …

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31DC2013 Day 23: Inspired by a Movie

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 23 inspired by a movieThis manicure is in honor of my sister and my dad – for today’s prompt, inspired by a movie, I immediately thought of Karate Kid and my dad and sister! You see, we have a deep love of this kind of movie. In fact, I own ALL of the Karate Kid movies. …

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