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Digital Dozen does Thankfulness – Memories

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So, I told you about how my house was robbed a few weeks ago. My mom’s jewelry was stolen, along with the rest of my jewelry collection. I’ve been thinking a lot about that jewelry – it was left to me …

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The Digital Dozen does Floral: Day 5 – Dahlias

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Ok, enough of that fall stuff. Back to bright colors! I wanted to end this Digital Dozen week on a bright, fun look. Who cares about seasonally appropriate, anyways? I think the idea for this nail art look came to me in a dream the other …

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31DC2014 Day 22: Firework

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Do you ever hear a song and just have to bust out singing? Even if it’s not technically the greatest song in the world? Well – today I am singing Firework, by Katy Perry. Because I feel like a firework! …

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Pretty Woman: Polish, Kits, and Back to School Event

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In Colorado, some kids have been back at school for weeks already! Generally, though, the end of August means it’s the end of summer vacation – time to pack it in and head back to school. Pretty Woman has a fun take on …

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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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The Digital Dozen does Texture – Day 2: Gradient

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The Digital Dozen does Texture: Zoya GradientI’m so glad I have the Digital Dozen to push me to try new things. I have tried to do textured gradients a brazillion times, at least. But each time, the texture never really sets up, and it just looks gloopy and sloppy. But I didn’t give up, and like the little …

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The Digit-al Dozen does Texture – Day 1: Detail

The Digital Dozen does Texture: Day 1 - fine detailWelp. This is pretty much the highlight of my blogging career. I’ve been invited to participate in the amazingness that is the Digit-al Dozen! In case you don’t know the Digit-al Dozen, we are a group of nail art bloggers who find inspiration around a theme and do 5 days worth of …

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Zoya Mosaics

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: zoya mosaicsI was perusing some of my old nail art photos and was inspired by one of my own designs. I remembered how cool the mosaic or stained glass style looks. Another look that I love and haven’t done in ages is the outlined nail – it’s so cool! Anyways, instead of doing cutout mosaics …

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She Sells Seashells

The Dalai Lama's Nails: SeashellsI actually just tried saying “She Sells Seashells by the Seashore” out loud – disaster! I’m giggling thinking about it. I used to know a whole bunch of tongue twisters, though I don’t think I was ever very good at reciting them. I am prone to garble-mouth (yes. That’s a technical term …

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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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