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The Digital Dozen does Countries and Cultures: Day 5 – Tulum

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: The Digital Dozen does Countries and Cultures - Tulum

It’s the last day of Digital Dozen week – and we have traveled quite the distance for countries and cultures! Earlier this year, I vacationed in Mexico, and we visited Tulum. It was absolutely gorgeous, though really hot! Today’s look is inspired by the Mayan ruins I saw; actually, the …

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Firmoo Glasses Review and Nail Art

Firmoo Glasses review and Nail Art

I am a glasses person. I have been since third grade. I have contacts, too – but I guess you could say that I prefer to save them for special occasions. My eyes just get so dry! I like to think of my glasses as accessories. It’s true, I 

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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 2: The 80s

The Dalai Lama's Nails: The Digital Dozen does Decades - 1980s

How about something a little more recognizable for day 2 of  Decades, the Digital Dozen’s theme for May? When I think of the 80s, there are a few iconic images that come to mind, and probably none more so than a Rubik’s Cube! As a child of the …

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Stripey Nails Tutorial – my first youtube video!

Hi friends! I received quite a few requests to do a tutorial for the stripey nails I did last week using a fan brush. I’m a little nervous to announce my YouTube debut – but here it is! Subscribe to my channel and check out the tutorial – and of course, …

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Stripey

The Dalai Lama's Nails: StripeyI was really loving the fan brush stripey nails from my last post, so I thought I would do another take on the fan brush technique – variations on a theme. I love the textured effect you can create with a fan brush – it’s really simple, just sloppy lines, but I think it’s …

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31DC2013 Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 26 inspired by a patternToday’s prompt for the #31DC2013 is to be inspired by a pattern. I did one herringbone (I think this is called herringbone… I’ve also seen it called jonqal. Not sure which is correct) nail for day 7’s black and white nails, and I thought it would be fun to do a …

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Happy Halloween!

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Hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween! I’ll be posting later with my 31 Day Challenge manicure, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity for themed nails!!

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31DC2013 Day 12: Stripes

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 12 stripesEhhhhhhhh I don’t think this is my best manicure ever. It’s a cool idea, but not executed very well! But I’m going to give myself a pass today, because we have lots to do and I’m out of time! Oh well. Gotta work on my lines!

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31DC2013 Day 9: Rainbow Nails

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 9 Rainbow nailsYou have no idea how much I’ve been looking forward to this day – I mean, rainbow nails! Rainbows are so bright and make me so happy. When my husband and I were on our cross-country trip to our new home in Denver, we saw so many rainbows on our last day of driving. …

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