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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 two holidays at the same time due to the shifting lunar Jewish calendar, I thought I should paint some celestial galaxy nails. We get Thanksgivukkah only because the stars aligned! Even more auspicious is that today is my 2 year anniversary of this blog! Happy Thanksblogukkah to me!!!

This manicure was featured on thanksgivukkahboston.coma website my friend curates. Check it out for more awesome Thanksgivukkah stuff!

The Dalai Lama's Nails 2 year blogiversary and thanksgivvukahThis is a picture of the first galaxy nails I ever attempted – though I called them “Universe Nails.” I just slapped on some polish and called it a day! I have to say, I am so into these Way Back Then comparisons, I think it’s just so fun!

The Dalai Lama's Nails: When Stars Align

To achieve this look, I painted on two coats of Zoya Nail Polish in Storm, which is basically like a galaxy in a bottle, full of holographic sparkles. After I let that dry for a bit, I tore up bits of a make-up sponge, though a porous kitchen sponge would do the trick too. I dabbed some nail polish onto my work surface (I used a plastic placemat to protect my desk), and dabbed the rough edge of my torn-up sponge in the polish. One color at a time, I dabbed and sponged on colors to create a galaxy affect (you really only need a little bit of color). In this order, I used: Butter London Blagger Nail Lacquer; Sation Nail Lacquer in Miss Emo Shun All; Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Jo’mina; and China Glaze White On White. Then I painted on some China Glaze Fairy Dust in random spots (not all over, as I thought that might be too much). I used a small detailing brush to create the more visible stars and lens flairs using China Glaze. 

And now here’s the fun part – I’m hosting my first ever giveaway in honor of my blogiversary! I am so grateful to everybody who reads my blog, and I just want to say thank you! Click on the picture or HERE to enter.

The Dalai Lama's Nails 2 year blogiversary giveaway

As you may have noticed, Liquid Palisade is one of my favorite products – I talk about how much I love it almost daily! You can win your very own tube, it’s amazing stuff. Plus, they’re having Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, you get a free travel size of LP with each full size purchase. This part of the prize was sponsored by Kiesque, the company that makes Liquid Palisade.

You will also win a $50 gift card to Llarowe, purchased by me! Llarowe is an amazing place to get international polishes. I pretty much want everything they have to offer.

Happy Thanksblogukkah and don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!!

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  • Garritas

    Beautiful nail art, as always. Love the series ‘Way Back then and now’. Hope I can improve my skills as you did!

  • That’s awesome that the two holidays are overlapping!

  • These are gorgeous! I really love all your designs and hope to see more awesome designs in the future! Happy blogiversary and thanks for the giveaway 😀

  • Love the galaxies! All I want to see over the next year on here is just more great nail art 🙂

  • yanet59

    Happy Blogiversary, honey

  • Happy Blogiversary, honey

  • I’d like to see more of your stunning nail art designs! And maybe a little tutorial here and there. Thank you for the chance!

  • Happy anniversary!! I can’t believe I’ve just found your blog! Your nails are gorgeous 😀 I would love to see nail art!

  • More nail tutorials, please!

  • anissa

    love to see nail art with tutorials 🙂

  • samantha crowe

    More tutorials please!

  • Here’s to another year! I love tutorials and dupe comparisons.

  • Courtney T

    I love seeing nail art for inspiration. Tutorials are nice if it’s a technique that I’m unfamiliar with, but usually I’m good with absorbing creative juices 😀 And just like others, I really like knowing about dupe alerts. I hate when I get a polish thinking it’s unique to my collection, but only to find out I have something so so close already

  • ruthgbcn

    I’d love to see more of your amazing nail art and some tutorials too please! Congrats & thank you for the giveaway xx

  • Tina

    More nail art

  • Emily Rose

    I’m new to the blog, but I love seeing nail art and nail art tutorials! 🙂

  • Mona R.

    Happy Blogiversary! More tutorials, tips and tricks are always appreciated 🙂

  • Carla

    Hi! Love this, is the giveaway open internationally? Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂

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