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Nail Time!
Red Flames.
After cleaning, filing, and applying a base coat:
1. apply one coat of red to all nails.
2. going one nail at a time, apply a second coat and then put a drop of bronze at the tip.
3. use a toothpick to pull the bronze up toward the cuticle in wavy shapes. 
4. repeat the drop and toothpick technique with a silver and a blue.
5. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and then remember to show me your versions or ask questions on Facebook, Instagram, Cynosure and Serendipity, or Nails by Naomi!
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Nail Time!
Red Flames.
After cleaning, filing, and applying a base coat:
1. apply one coat of red to all nails.
2. going one nail at a time, apply a second coat and then put a drop of bronze at the tip.
3. use a toothpick to pull the bronze up toward the cuticle in wavy shapes. 
4. repeat the drop and toothpick technique with a silver and a blue.
5. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and then remember to show me your versions or ask questions on Facebook, Instagram, Cynosure and Serendipity, or Nails by Naomi!
Zoom Info

Nail Time!

Red Flames.

After cleaning, filing, and applying a base coat:

1. apply one coat of red to all nails.

2. going one nail at a time, apply a second coat and then put a drop of bronze at the tip.

3. use a toothpick to pull the bronze up toward the cuticle in wavy shapes. 

4. repeat the drop and toothpick technique with a silver and a blue.

5. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and then remember to show me your versions or ask questions on FacebookInstagramCynosure and Serendipity, or Nails by Naomi!

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I am grateful that I am a pianist. I love to relax and make beautiful music while also having the challenging of learning a new hard piece. Right now, I am working on Mozart’s, Fantasia in D Minor. It is a really gorgeous piece but also a relatively difficult piece at places. 

I know that I have mentioned the piano in many different capacities throughout my 365 Grateful project thus far. However, that is because piano is a really big and important part of my life. I may not practice for hours a day (or even AN hour a day). But playing piano is still a huge sense of pride and identity in my life. And for that I truly am grateful.

223/365

I am grateful that I found my new anthem. I think just “shaking it off” is something that I really need to continue to do (and in higher frequency). And frankly, if you don’t like Taylor Swift, “I’m just gonna shake it off” because I like her and I always have (even before she had a top 40 hit). So there.

222/365

I am grateful that I planned ahead so that I am totally done with college shopping. I now a lot of people who have hardly started packing and I am so thankful that is not me. (Although I do totally understand it. Especially for people who are traveling out of state for college, there are many things that are not practical to buy in advance and travel with.) Regardless, I am glad that I am done shopping and even have most of my packing and organization done as well.

221/365

I am grateful that I am able to get along well with people of all ages. Today, I went to a dinner party to see a friend who lives in New York. At the party, there were two teenagers, four middle age parents, two middle aged gay partners, and one grandmother age lady. A lot of kids my age would only be able to talk respectfully and eloquently with the other kids of similar age. However, because of the exposure my parents gave me as a kid, I was totally able to converse with all of the party guests.

Another cool view from Akko, Israel.
Did you know?
Twenty-four percent of Israel’s workforce holds university degrees - ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland - and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.
Wanna learn more cool stuff about Israel? Check out this page (where I found this neat fact).
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Another cool view from Akko, Israel.

Did you know?

Twenty-four percent of Israel’s workforce holds university degrees - ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland - and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.

Wanna learn more cool stuff about Israel? Check out this page (where I found this neat fact).

Nail Time!
Cool Ombre Golden Leopard Print.
After cleaning, filing, and applying a base coat:
1. make an ombre going from light purple to light blue. To do this, simply put a stripe of purple and a stripe of blue one of top of the other on the square side of a makeup sponge. Then, press it onto your nail. You will need to do a couple coats to make it nice and opaque. However, make sure that you continue to add polish regularly. If the sponge dries out, then gross little bits of sponge can stick to your nail and make it chunky looking.
2. Use a dotting tool in gold to make random little lumps. I decided to only put the leopard print on certain parts of each nail but you could totally do the whole nail or only put leopard on statement nails. Whatever you like.
3. Use a smaller dotting tool in black to make “c” shapes on either side of the gold blob. Then, make a couple little black blobs (not around the gold lumps). 
4. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and then remember to show me your versions or ask questions on Facebook, Instagram, Cynosure and Serendipity, or Nails by Naomi!
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Nail Time!
Cool Ombre Golden Leopard Print.
After cleaning, filing, and applying a base coat:
1. make an ombre going from light purple to light blue. To do this, simply put a stripe of purple and a stripe of blue one of top of the other on the square side of a makeup sponge. Then, press it onto your nail. You will need to do a couple coats to make it nice and opaque. However, make sure that you continue to add polish regularly. If the sponge dries out, then gross little bits of sponge can stick to your nail and make it chunky looking.
2. Use a dotting tool in gold to make random little lumps. I decided to only put the leopard print on certain parts of each nail but you could totally do the whole nail or only put leopard on statement nails. Whatever you like.
3. Use a smaller dotting tool in black to make “c” shapes on either side of the gold blob. Then, make a couple little black blobs (not around the gold lumps). 
4. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and then remember to show me your versions or ask questions on Facebook, Instagram, Cynosure and Serendipity, or Nails by Naomi!
Zoom Info
Nail Time!
Cool Ombre Golden Leopard Print.
After cleaning, filing, and applying a base coat:
1. make an ombre going from light purple to light blue. To do this, simply put a stripe of purple and a stripe of blue one of top of the other on the square side of a makeup sponge. Then, press it onto your nail. You will need to do a couple coats to make it nice and opaque. However, make sure that you continue to add polish regularly. If the sponge dries out, then gross little bits of sponge can stick to your nail and make it chunky looking.
2. Use a dotting tool in gold to make random little lumps. I decided to only put the leopard print on certain parts of each nail but you could totally do the whole nail or only put leopard on statement nails. Whatever you like.
3. Use a smaller dotting tool in black to make “c” shapes on either side of the gold blob. Then, make a couple little black blobs (not around the gold lumps). 
4. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and then remember to show me your versions or ask questions on Facebook, Instagram, Cynosure and Serendipity, or Nails by Naomi!
Zoom Info
Nail Time!
Cool Ombre Golden Leopard Print.
After cleaning, filing, and applying a base coat:
1. make an ombre going from light purple to light blue. To do this, simply put a stripe of purple and a stripe of blue one of top of the other on the square side of a makeup sponge. Then, press it onto your nail. You will need to do a couple coats to make it nice and opaque. However, make sure that you continue to add polish regularly. If the sponge dries out, then gross little bits of sponge can stick to your nail and make it chunky looking.
2. Use a dotting tool in gold to make random little lumps. I decided to only put the leopard print on certain parts of each nail but you could totally do the whole nail or only put leopard on statement nails. Whatever you like.
3. Use a smaller dotting tool in black to make “c” shapes on either side of the gold blob. Then, make a couple little black blobs (not around the gold lumps). 
4. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and then remember to show me your versions or ask questions on Facebook, Instagram, Cynosure and Serendipity, or Nails by Naomi!
Zoom Info

Nail Time!

Cool Ombre Golden Leopard Print.

After cleaning, filing, and applying a base coat:

1. make an ombre going from light purple to light blue. To do this, simply put a stripe of purple and a stripe of blue one of top of the other on the square side of a makeup sponge. Then, press it onto your nail. You will need to do a couple coats to make it nice and opaque. However, make sure that you continue to add polish regularly. If the sponge dries out, then gross little bits of sponge can stick to your nail and make it chunky looking.

2. Use a dotting tool in gold to make random little lumps. I decided to only put the leopard print on certain parts of each nail but you could totally do the whole nail or only put leopard on statement nails. Whatever you like.

3. Use a smaller dotting tool in black to make “c” shapes on either side of the gold blob. Then, make a couple little black blobs (not around the gold lumps). 

4. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and then remember to show me your versions or ask questions on FacebookInstagramCynosure and Serendipity, or Nails by Naomi!

220/365

I am grateful that I am good with babies/kids. I have always loved little kids (and babies in particular). But there are many people who, despite loving kids, really are not good with them. I am so glad that I am good with kids and babies because I hope to spend my life taking care of them as a medical professional. I could spend hours telling you all of the reasons that I love them so much. But I will refrain so as not to bore you…

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