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Birthday Nail Art

Birthday nail art with roses, gradients, and polka dots!

Another year older, another year wiser… it’s my birthday today! Happy birthday to me! So far, we’ve been doing all sorts of fun stuff. It started with a morning of birthday nail art, which is obviously one of my favorite activities. Then a scavenger hunt, and an arts and crafts …

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Over the Rainbow Nail Art

Over the Rainbow Nail Art: The Dalai Lama's Nails

Sometimes life gives you lemons, and that stinks, and you have to make lemonade and work to be happy. I have had my fair share of those times and feelings, that’s for sure. Sometimes, though, life gives you straight up ice cream and you just want to scoop it all …

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The Digital Dozen does Metal: Day 1 – Oxidized Copper

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I spent two years at Brandeis University, outside Boston, as a graduate student. The Brandeis campus has an interesting mix of building styles – the one that stands out the most, perhaps, is the student center. It’s very… green! It’s made of a “patinated copper,” which is basically …

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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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I Love Gradients: cool toned gradient nail art

The Dalai Lama's Nails: cool toned gradient with glitter topper

I just can’t hide it (not that I really have… at all… even a little bit): I really love gradient nail art. So much. Gradients are quite simple to create, but the affect is just stunning. I really dislike going out in public with a one-color mani – or worse, …

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Couture Gel Nail Polish Nail Art and Tutorial

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Couture Gel Nail Polish glitter gradient nail art

I’m going to make a bold statement. While I will always love traditional nail polish, I think that gel is the wave of the future. It is here to stay, and it is awesome sauce. (Man, I can’t believe I just said “awesome sauce.” Does anybody even say that anymore?). …

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