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How to Jazz Up a Simple Mani in 15 Minutes

How to spice up a mani in 15 minutes

A lot of the nail art that I feature on this blog is intricate and time consuming. I love that kind of art – but let’s be honest, sometimes I just don’t have enough time to create something so detailed. The thing is, I really hate to leave the house …

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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 ┬áDecades, 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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Updated Dotticure

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: updated dotticureI was thinking about how much I love my dotting tool (it’s true – I love it!) and I realized I hadn’t done any polka dots in quite a while. I also realized that my standard dotticure needed some sort of update. And how do we update things? Add more stuff! Sounds like a …

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Pinspiration Week: Happy Birthday Nails!

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Pinspiration week - Happy Birthday!Pinterest is a seriously amazing way to find inspiration and to keep track of good ideas! I’ve decided that this week will be Pinspiration week – each day I’ll draw on inspiration and come up with my own take on manicures I’ve found on Pinterest! In case you’re curious, this is my Nailspiration …

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Abstract Pinks

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: Abstract PinksI’m not going to lie, I’m kind of obsessed with these. Yesterday I had an urge to sit down and just paint – you know that feeling? I wanted to spend the time to do something detailed and artistic and time consuming. And when I was finished, I painted a nail wheel of some …

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31DC2013 Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 26 inspired by a patternToday’s prompt for the #31DC2013 is to be inspired by a pattern. I did one herringbone (I think this is called herringbone… I’ve also seen it called jonqal. Not sure which is correct) nail for day 7’s black and white nails, and I thought it would be fun to do a …

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