Hi! I’m Lisa. 😁

The Nail Art

I posted my first real nail art online on July 27, 2014 and started this blog on June 23, 2016. Prior to that I had about 30 bottles of polish and would just paint each nail a different color. I still tend to have something different on each nail. Nail stamping and reverse nail stamping are the most common techniques I use, but I occasionally freehand paint and use alcohol markers or watercolor paint to create watercolor-like effects on my nails. I also adore glow in the dark polishes and (rarely) use nail decorations.

With eight years of nail art as my primary hobby, I’ve collected a lot of shiny things. Polishes and stamping plates are listed by name and brand for each nail art design. Click on the links to see any other looks that used that used the same product. Italics mean it’s the first time I’ve used it on the blog.

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The Setup

You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I do keep meaning to finally create and post some Youtube videos. We’ll see. Right now my setup is lean: I use my cellphone (Samsung Galaxy X5, Nexus 6P, Pixel 5) to take all my photos with a simple clamp macro lens for closeups. I have a ShotBox light box for lighting, but the Ott lamp (rarely) comes out for capturing effects that need natural light to shine.

The Personal

Bead Dolphin - Hermit Werds - seed bead dolphin following Marilyne KΓ©rΓ©neur's pattern and adding in my own details

I’m a cat person (dogs are wonderful, just…for other people). I love Halloween, steampunk, and the color rainbow. This site used to be an art gallery instead of a blog and a lot of people pinned my bead animals and spiders. I am slowly working on bringing that information back.

I cannot promise that I will be all about nail art forever (crafting does happen), but I have had this domain for two decades now. I’m not going anywhere. 😘

Last Updated: October 28, 2022

Midnight, my lord and master
Midnight, my lord and master