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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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The Digital Dozen does Floral: Day 5 – Dahlias

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Textured Dahlias | The Dalai Lama's Nails

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 25: Zoya Teardrops

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by Fashion: Zoya Teardrops

I love negative space manicures (you probably know that by now…), and I sure do love Zoya. Imagine my delight when Zoya created fun negative space manicures for New York Fashion Week – specifically for Zimmermann (as reported by my friend, Beauty Judy …

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31DC2014 Day 21: Zoya Storm

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by Zoya Storm

Ooooh, I’m slipping this post in under the wire today! Oh, you – 31 Day Challenge – you thought you could get the best of me! But you didn’t! Today’s prompt is to be inspired by a color. I find this prompt to be …

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31DC2014 and Digital Dozen Anniversary: Antique Tea Cups

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Digital Dozen Antique Tea Cup

My grandmother collected the most amazing tea cups and saucers – she had a few sets to serve tea in, but she also had individual antique tea cups and matching saucers. They were wonderful, and had so many different color …

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31DC2014 Day 4: Green Geometry

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Green Geometric Nail Art

Welp. We’ve reached the day in the challenge that has been… challenging! I don’t know what it is, but I had nail art block for the fourth day day of the 31 Day Challenge! I tried – no kidding – 6 different green …

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Guest Post from Pointless Cafe

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Hi polish friends. I will be back on Monday with some fun things – thanks for understanding my absence! It’s been a tough week, but I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. In the mean time, we have Sheila from Pointless Cafe. Sheila is so nice and …

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The Digital Dozen does Summer: Day 4 – Beach Balls

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | The Digital Dozen does Summer: Beach Balls

What are some of your favorite summer activities? When my husband and I were in Mexico this spring, we had an absolute BALL (har…) playing our version of water polo. It mainly involved playing catch over  a net. I’m not …

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July 4th Nail Art: Zoya Stars and Stripes

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July 4th Nail Art: Zoya Stars and Stripes

Happy 4th of July, friends! What better way to celebrate my independence than with some July 4th nail art? I used all Zoya polishes to create this look – and the names of the polishes were quite fitting and rather symbolic: Purity, America, and Dream. Dream is particularly gorgeous, don’t …

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Zoya Kitchen Sponge Gradient

Zoya Kitchen Sponge Gradient

I loved The Nailasaurus’ recent water color gradient – it is such a neat idea to break away from smooth gradients and create something with a little texture. I love the idea of reinventing classic techniques!  I started to think about other ways to add some interest to …

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