This week's DIY comes to you with a hat-tip to Sarah Palin. Please don't stop reading: the thinking woman's least favorite half-governor has a pretty fearsome nail game. Don't imitate Palin's politics: bite her nails (steez).
Here's what you'll need for a long-lasting manicure: 1) The base coat of your choice (I use OPI's Nail Envy, without either enthusiasm or the lack thereof. Meh.) 2) Your base color (I went with some lime green Sally Hansen.) 3) Your dot color (I used an Essie fuchsia pink that on its own doesn't last for shit, but for dots it does just fine.) 4) Your top coat (I use Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, because it's the best, although it doesn't dry instantly, or even close.) Click any image in this tutorial to enlarge.
If there's something you'd like to see as a DIY project, just email me me your suggestions (or tell me on Facebook). In the meantime, to check out past DIYs — including how to make a purse, how to make shorts, and how to make a fascinator — click here.