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[4 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 3,660 views]
Paint Your Nails for Shark Week

While I don’t do it every day, I love themed nail art! What better way to kick off Shark Week than by getting all gussied up for the occasion? Cass from A Dingo Ate My Nail Blog gives a great step-by-step tutorial for how to get great whites of your very own. [how to paint shark nails]

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[11 May 2013 | 4 Comments | 5,654 views]
Nail Art Tutorial: Tie Dye Finger Nails

With summer right around the corner it is time to get out your  fun, bright nail colors again! These tie dye nails look complicated, but they are not and are sure to get tons of compliments. Follow these simple steps, and in a matter of minutes, you will have a trendsetting set of nails without the cost of visiting your local nail salon.
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White …

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[6 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 28,034 views]
Nail Tutorial: Easy Ombre Nails

I always thought the gradient nail effect, with all the confusing steps and blending, would be hard to achieve. My outlook on the design changed when I came across this technique. It’s easy to get a blended ombre nail polish effect with just a few common supplies you probably already have on hand. And if you don’t have them, your dollar store does! Read on …

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[7 Aug 2011 | 8 Comments | 25,315 views]
Make Newspaper Nails

Fancy finger nails are all the rage these days (just check Pinterest for tons of creative nail ideas). Here’s a fun fingernail art idea to do with your Sunday paper once you’re done clipping all your coupons. Megan at razberriez shared how in a great tutorial. [how to make newspaper nails]
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Colored and clear nail polish, on hand
A strip of newspaper, on hand

Total: FREE

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[9 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 630 views]
Summer Nail Art: Watermelon Manicure

I love nail art.  But – and this is a really big but – I am generally not patient, coordinated, and artistic enough to pull off a nail art manicure on my own.  I recently saw a really cute video tutorial for watermelon nails and, while fairly basic compared to many other nail art tutorials I’ve seen, it still felt like it was a little …

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[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 3,596 views]
Make Enameled Plastic Cups

Some of my favorite seasonal items at the dollar store are the brightly-colored plastic plates, bowls, cups, and other servingware – I call it “picnicware”. Our pal Kathy, aka Crafty Chica, snagged a stack of colorful cups knowing that they would be great for some kind of crafty project. Inspiration struck while she was painting her fingernails, and the rest, as they say, …

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[17 Oct 2012 | One Comment | 4,813 views]
Make Nail and String Letters

Jen from jk jk decided that the space above her kitchen cabinets was too bare, so she figured she would dress it up a little bit.  And dress it up she did!  Using an easy process and inexpensive materials, she created a wall art installation to greet all who enter.  I love how the elegant look of the large letters is given a playful touch …

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[31 Jul 2012 | 3 Comments | 14,913 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Nail Stencil

You don’t need to be an artist to paint cute nail art!  With artistic nails becoming more and more popular, we’re always on the lookout for ways to make our fingers look fancy without requiring lot of time and extreme talent.  Our beauty contributor, Megan from Razberriez, is here today to show us a simple technique for making your own nail stencils, allowing you to …

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[12 Jun 2012 | 9 Comments | 11,016 views]
Nail Tutorial: Salted Manicure

Following the trend doesn’t always have to cost a lot. The “caviar” manicure sets or even just microbead sets from the store can cost anywhere from $10-30. This variation of the trend is created using simple, household, items. With some patience and creativity, you can have yourself a fun and trendy manicure for next to nothing at all!
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Nail polish, on hand or $1 and …

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[3 May 2012 | 2 Comments | 10,925 views]
Tutorial: Inspirational Quote Wall

Need a quick and easy way to lift your spirits? How about adding some color to your environment with some inexpensive sticky notes from the dollar store, and some hand-written inspirational quotes. You can quickly and easily switch out the quotes whenever inspiration hits. This is great for dorm rooms, apartment living, or office cubicles – anywhere where you are prohibited from altering the walls …