Inktober 2020 - Week 2. Blade is an armed praying mantis. Rodent is a kangaroo rat. Fancy is a polish chicken. Teeth are a bunch of teeth. Throw is a blanket. Hope is sharing birds. Disgusting is slimy okra.

Inktober 2020 – Week 2

October 12, 2020 Lisa 4

Inktober 2020: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 The first full week of Inktober has passed and I have already had a few moments where I rather resented that I had to draw today because I drew yesterday. On the other hand, Read More

Cute little flower-shelled snail paired with a bright orange to nude crelly polish packed with colorful glitter.

Sweety Snail

September 24, 2020 Lisa 2

I must not be much of a gardener because I can’t stop loving snails. They’re both so pretty in the real world and so very cute in illustrated form. When I was searching through my five million stamping plates for the right image to pair with Femme Fatale’s gorgeous thermal Read More

Pig Farm & Butterflies of the Sun

Pig Farm vs Butterflies – Two Simple Looks

March 8, 2020 Lisa 2

Probably by smell alone most of us would think to pick the butterflies (even though some of them eat poop!), but this is nail art so maybe you’ll like the pig look more. Then again…pigs are both delicious and make great pets, while butterflies can’t really do either of those Read More

Busy Bees 2.0 - Hermit Werds - pink and green nail art featuring bee and pink cone flower stamping decals

Busy Bees 2.0

December 13, 2018 Lisa 0

I have completely busted off my index finger’s nail so while I’m fixing that (and the broken links, ugh) I have another recreation from 2017’s #NailFails. My biggest crime with this one was using KleanColor’s metallic polish to stamp something detailed. It looks fine until you top coat and then Read More

Last Sips of Fall - Hermit Werds - blue to purple duochrome nail art with zippy yellow and orange bees and flowers

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-011 stamping plate

November 30, 2018 Lisa 0

My final review for the latest batch of what Maggie from Beauty BigBang sent to me is Beauty BigBang’s XL-011 stamping plate. Now I was originally supposed to review this stamping plate along with the batch I painted in October, but there was a problem with one of the images. Read More

Coral, Mint, and White - Hermit Werds - cool chevron and geometric butterfly/flowering plant stamped on white and coral gradient

Coral, Mint, and White

July 24, 2018 Lisa 2

This was a fun combination of #ClaireStelle8Challenge’s Chevron, #NailChallengeCollaborative’s Geometric, and #WhenColoursCollide’s coral/mint/white prompts. I even got to knock out several items in my collection that I hadn’t used yet. That’s always a bonus. I kinda wish I had more to say, but this all ended up coming together very Read More

Ladybug Aggregation - Hermit Werds - nail art with soft, sweet ladybugs and daisies against a bright yellow background

Ladybug Aggregation

May 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Ladybug aggregation is when ladybugs form large clusters and hibernate together over the winter. Sometimes they try to do this in our buildings and people get really fussed. But as numerous as they seem in such situations, their populations are in decline. You can help by not only stopping people Read More

Smile.DK's "Butterfly" - Hermit Werds - nail art inspired by Smile.DK's "Butterfly" made famous by DDR, complete with samurai

Smile.DK’s Butterfly (aka Mixed Tape Mani 2.0)

April 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Really, this is my third recreation this month, but I spaced adding the first one to the #NailChallengeCollaborative (since recreating is the month’s prompt). I’d intended to do two more recreations this month, but the nail art gods have not been with me and my poor nails have spent far Read More

Egg Carton Critters - Hermit Werds - a spider, lady bug and some scorpions made from egg cartons

Egg Carton Critters – Moira’s First Bugs

March 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Ever since my stepdaughter and I completed a mermaid craft kit together, I’ve been plotting to do more crafts with her since we had so much fun. Egg carton creatures seemed like a perfect project. The cost of materials is small and we eat a lot of eggs because, as Read More

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