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31DC2014 and Digital Dozen Second Anniversary: Sapphire Stripes

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Digital Dozen Sapphire Stripes

Phewwwww! I’ve made it to the last day of the combined prompts for the 31 Day Challenge and the Digital Dozen second year anniversary week! I do think that having two prompts to fulfill has pushed my creative boundaries – but I’m glad I …

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31DC2014 Day 6: Striped Gradient

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Purple Striped Gradient Nail Art

It’s no secret that I love a good gradient. I do gradients all the time! And I’m excited to do one in a few days for the 31 Day Challenge. I think mostly it comes …

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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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The Digital Dozen does Texture – Day 5: Racing Stripes

Digital Dozen does Texture Loreal Racing StripesToday is my last post for April’s Digital Dozen theme of texture! I have really enjoyed participating with the girls of the Digital Dozen. They are all so lovely, and getting to know them just in this short time has been really wonderful. I’m so looking forward to next month’s theme, and I can’t …

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Guest Post from Vic and Her Nails

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Today I have a guest post from the amazingly talented Vic, of Vic and Her Nails. You guys, this girl is seriously awesome – I hope you’ll all read on to learn about this pretty mani, and check out her blog!


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Floral Dots and Stripes

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the-dalai-lamas-nails-dots-and-stripes-floralsWhen my sister came to visit, I did a fun skittles look for her (you can see the entire nail art look in this post I wrote about Nail School). This design is what I did on her thumbs, and I loved it so much that I thought it deserved to …

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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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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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Way Back Then: Antique Roses

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Dots and Bows Way Back ThenI’m back with another Way Back Then post in honor of my big Blogiversary on Thursday (and I’m so excited to let you in on my little secret then, yay!). I picked out a picture of my first antique style roses. I’ve done a bunch of these since then …

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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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