Let's Get Technical // 20

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After working on a few graphic design projects for one of my co-workers, I was inspired start making wallpapers again. For a while, I was really good at producing a new one each week, but then life got hectic. Things are getting better now that it's summer. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things soon!

This week's free wallpaper was incorporates colors from this season's trends in clothing: contrasting shades, like nudes and darks, combined with a splash of neon.

Download this week's free wallpaper here, or simply save the image above. Enjoy!

Note: This wallpaper is compatible with any phone. Not just iPhones. :)

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Pizza Nails

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I'm not going to lie. I painted these pizza nails last night on a whim, and totally neglected to take photos. One, because I didn't think of it until it was too late, and two, the lighting wasn't ideal. I did, however, find this fantastic tutorial for you all. The only things I would do differently:

- Use tape to get your perfect triangle, instead of free-handing it. If you do this, you can skip the outlining step with the white polish. To prevent raised edges, take the tape off while the nail polish is wet.

-For a more realistic cheese look, take a sponge, and dab a light layer of light orange polish over your yellow polish. After dipping your sponge in nail polish, be sure to blot it on a piece of scratch paper before applying it to your nail.

Good luck!

Anthropologie 'Strata' Dress Dupe

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A few weeks ago, I spotted Anthropologie's 'Strata' dress on Instagram. It was everything I wanted-- black and white, short, and most importantly... it had stripes on it. There was, however, one small problem. It was $198. Lucky for me, during Memorial Day weekend, I came across this dress by Bar III at Macy's. It was originally $79, and I got for $60 with a coupon. Later that day, I decided to find it online, to see if I could get it for cheaper. Macy's had it listed on their website for a little over $40... nearly 50% off! I took it in, got the discount, and never looked back.

The dress is currently $64.99, but if you're a Macy's cardholder, there are always coupons. Always! Especially here.

Good luck, and may all of your striped-dress dreams be fulfilled. :)

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