A sterling silver magnetic (zodiac) cancer nail art w/reverse stamping decals of crabs and a swirly ocean/shell background pattern.

Cancer

June 23, 2022 Lisa 0

It was really hard for me to not make this a red/blue nail art, because crabs = red and water sign = blue. But. But! Supposedly the colors for the cancer astrological sign are grey, white, and blue with a goal for the colors being soft. So I went with Read More

A purple shimmery mermaid nail art that says "In a sea of fish, be a mermaid" with mermaid, mermaid tail, and fish stamping images.

Ode to Mermaid

May 21, 2022 Lisa 0

MerMay seems to be more of a traditional/digital artist thing because I haven’t really seen any of the nail challenges acknowledge it for a few years. Luckily the Saucy Mani Squad was looking for prompt suggestions for May and June and I was watching the group chat at the right Read More

A glow in the dark nail art of a Caribbean half octopus half shark monster, lusca, attacking against a black/red duochrome teal sea.

Lurking Lusca

March 17, 2022 Lisa 0

On this blog we always try to celebrate Shark Week with some nail art and I also loooove the octopus. So when I purchased a stamping plate that had a strange creature with both octopus tentacles and a shark’s head, I knew I had to use it. The lusca is Read More

A purple baby boomer french tip nail art with a solar holographic glitter polish and starfish stamping decals on top.

Solar Starfish

July 8, 2021 Lisa 2

Today’s look feels very simple to me and yet it’s not. It has a negative space stamp and a reverse stamping decal of starfish, but then it also has baby boomer French tips with a glittery solar polish on top. And on my thumb I have another reverse stamping decal Read More

A bright pastel orange crelly with bunny mermaids (or bunnymaid) stamping decals with starfish and teal and white accents.

Bunnymaid

May 30, 2021 Lisa 0

Well, I thought I’d be posting this tomorrow, but I was rather slow to get my photos taken. Nevertheless, It’s still MerMay and I was determined to fit in at least one last mermaid mani. And what could be cuter than a few bunnies that are mermaids: bunnymaids! I’ve also Read More

An ultra multichrome base polish from turquoise to purple to orange with ocean floor and swimming mermaids stamped on in black.

Multichrome Mermaids

May 24, 2021 Lisa 0

I like my rainbows so you know I love multichrome polishes, but not all of them are created equal. Some are more rainbow-y than others and the less subtle they are the more I like them. I painted my cindy hand with Quixotic Polish’s “Flying Past the Stars” during the Read More

A turquoise to white thermal nail polish with stamping decals of a mermaid and crab enjoying watermelon and a full-nail watermelon pattern on the thumb.

Oceanic Watermelon Picnic

May 8, 2021 Lisa 0

It’s Mermay and the nail art community seems to largely be ignoring it as I haven’t seen a single mermaid in any of the challenges I looked at. That’s okay. I’ll find way to include mermaids in my nail art anyway. For instance, today’s prompt was for Fruit and I Read More

A soft blue-green mani of pond life, mostly frogs and one fish stamping decal with lily pads and other pond greenery.

On Frog Pond

March 16, 2021 Lisa 2

Today’s look is yet again something I’ve wanted to paint for a while. I had a few BC stamping plates with lily pad images that matched each other: one with a frog and one with a fish. I always thought they belonged in some kind of nail art together. I Read More

A watercolor nail art with a sea turtle with mandala-esque patterns and lots of kelp colored in with actual watercolor paint.

Sea Turtle in Watercolor

January 29, 2021 Lisa 2

I’ve been in a bit of a funk for the past few days, but I’ve finally gotten myself together enough to write this (brief) post. And, hey, it’s also been a while since I painted something with watercolor. And it’s been even longer–almost two years–since I painted my nails with Read More

A dusty dark blue mani with transparent jellyfish stamping decals swimming in the sea with little bubbles and flashes of holo.

Sea of Jellyfish

January 15, 2021 Lisa 2

Today I’ve combined two of the nail art challenges I paint for the most: #AZNailArtChallenge and #Pantone2020WinterChallenge. Their themes went together really well because I had ‘S’ is for Sea and Pantone’s Blue Depths, a dusty dark blue. Sounds like deep waters to meeee! And then there’s another challenge I’m Read More

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