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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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Pinspiration Week: Gradient Chevrons

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: inspiration week - gradient chevronsI found this Storm and Stars tutorial when Chalkboard Nails linked to it during her 30 Day Challenge. I love both of their color combinations and have wanted to try this look ever since then! I’ve just been getting into chevrons lately, but have a long love affair …

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Bright Saranicure

The Dalai Lama's Nails: SaranicureI don’t think Saranicure is actually a thing… but if a manicure made up of dots can be called a dotticure, then maybe a manicure made utilizing saran wrap should be called a saranicure! What do you think?

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2 Year Blogiversary, Thanksgivukkah, and a Giveaway!

The Dalai Lama's Nails: When Stars Align

This year I’m excited to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime event: Thanksgiving will overlap with Hanukkah, an event that has never happened before and won’t happen again until 79811. Want to know how that works out? Here is a detailed explanation! Because we get to celebrate these …

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31DC2013 Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial

The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 30 inspired by a tutorialI can’t believe this is the second to last day of the challenge – oh my gosh! Only one more day! I’ve wanted to try one-stroke flowers for ages, but I’ve always been so intimidated by it. I found a tutorial by Lucy’s Stash, and thought it would be perfect for …

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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 10: Gradient Nails

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 10 gradient nailsI so thought this day was going to be my favorite prompt – as you may know (if you read this blog) that I have a slight obsession with gradients. I brainstormed a ton of ideas: textured gradients, magnetic gradients, gradients using metallics or other difficult polishes. And I tried them all! I tried …

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31DC2013 Day 6: Violet Nails

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 6 violetSorry for the awkward hand pose – I am kind of obsessed with my thumb and I really wanted to include it in the first picture. I’ve always wanted to try freehanding a houndstooth pattern. It was really hard, so I decided to turn the manicure into a skittles mix and match. Also, I …

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31DC2013 Day 5: Blue Nails

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 5 blueOh my goodness, I am obsessed with these pinwheel nails! I tried to do pinwheel nails when I first got into nail art, and I was totally discouraged by the design so I stayed away from it for a long time. That’s the great thing about this challenge (so far…!) – it really is …

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Sugar Spun Nails and Polish Thinner Review

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Well, we made it! our apartment is beautiful, and we have an amazing view of the mountains! We finally have the internet set up, which is a relief (I mean, what did people *do* without the internet???). I’m so glad to be setting up my life – it’s very exciting!

Anyways. Moving is …

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