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

Dreamy purple glow in the dark nail art with a child stargazing on the back of a whale.

Whale Dreams – BBB Review (gitd powder, stamping plate)

January 22, 2020 Lisa 0

[press sample] Well, I thought I’d be posting this on Monday, but we’re here at last: my last Beauty BigBang review. Today we’re looking at a different line of glow in the dark powders with D1635-3A, which has a lovely purple glow, and a stamping plate with cute little landscapes Read More

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid - Hermit Werds - vampire squid freehand painted over quatrefoil stamped deep ultramarine jelly polish

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid

October 4, 2018 Lisa 0

While the title of today’s nail art doesn’t trip off the tongue delightfully I thought painting a deep sea creature whose scientific name means “vampire squid from hell” to be quite appropriate for October. But the truth of the vampire squid is not horrific at all. According to this paper, Read More

Pass the Puffer Fish - Hermit Werds - purple and grey plaid nail art with puffer fish decals on top

Pass the Puffer Fish

September 21, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m back with another fabric and sea creature design. There are so many stamping plates combining fabric patterns and flowers. I am unsure why fish haven’t caught on yet. #AZNailArtChallenge has continued to enable me in this mission by picking ‘P’ is for Plaid and I happily dug out Read More

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