A pastel wintery nail art with snowflake-like flower stamping decals in green, aqua, and orange.

Frosty Flowers

January 10, 2021 Lisa 1

Today I have a winter floral nail art to share that I luckily painted before the 6th. Lucky because my concentration has been shot for the last few days. I am not even sure what I did most of yesterday. I know I did not get this post out like Read More

Nail art with stamping decals of beautiful Russian nesting dolls or matryoshka dolls in pinks, reds, and greens on a rusty red background with subtle jelly sandwich.

Russian Nesting Dolls

December 4, 2020 Lisa 2

It was really convenient of Ine to pick accompanying colors in the #pantone2020winterchallenge that worked perfectly for painting the ‘R’ is for Russian Dolls prompt for #aznailartchallenge. With the power of two challenges behind me, things came together pretty quickly. #pantone2020winterchallenge Honestly I felt seriously spoiled when I saw the Read More

Sugar skull nail art for the Day of the Dead on black jelly teal glitter fake nails with freehand painted cat and fish sugar skulls and flowers.

Sugar Skull Cat

December 2, 2020 Lisa 2

I’ve been wanting to paint a sugar skull cat and accompanying fish for at least two years. In fact, the false nails I used for this mani have been sporting their black jelly base since 2019’s Day of the Dead. I am good at intimidating myself out of freehand painting. Read More

Purple and blue rose-themed nail art with layered stamping roses on a matte blue glitter background.

Winter Rose

November 15, 2020 Lisa 2

It’s funny, I have a lot to say today, but none of it feels like it belongs in the intro. This is a new rose-themed nail art that uses layered stamping, a technique I avoid because it’s extra labor intensive for me. No more! (kinda) Also, photos were taken of Read More

Ornate orientalesque nail art on a mustard background with a bridge, flying fish, gardenias, and a Japanese maple.

Bridge to the Heavens

March 6, 2020 Lisa 3

My nail art has been much simpler lately due to both time and challenge prompt constraints, but this design is as extra as I get using 9 polishes, 5 stamping plates, and 11 advanced stamping decals (for just one hand). You’ll understand why when you see the prompt image that Read More

Soft peachy pink nail art with poppy reverse stamped accent nails.

Peachy Pink Poppies

February 2, 2020 Lisa 2

I’m back tonight with a soft floral look featuring Pantone’s Peachy Pink shade. I was really excited to make a look for such a pretty color and spent way too much time going back and forth through my stamping plate collection. But I finally settled on poppies because alliteration is Read More

A deep red (merlot) nail art with a few brightly colored mandala decals.

Merlot Mandala

January 12, 2020 Lisa 0

This particular design also ended up on Instagram before the blog to make the deadline before #pantone2019winterchallenge switched to the new week. Technically, I think I posted around 3 AM so I was still too late. Luckily, Ine is forgiving (or is polite and can’t stop me anyway 🤣). I’m Read More

Bright green nail art with floral nail stamping in pink and white.

Seasonally Inappropriate Flowers

January 5, 2020 Lisa 1

I am back with another design for #Pantone2019WinterChallenge. If you only read my blog and don’t follow me on Instagram, you’ve missed the last two. But I promise I will write a post about them soon and even throw in a third design. All of them are for Christmas though. Read More

Autumnal nail art with a little blue bird against a robin blue crelly full of pink/orange/red flakies.

Blue Bird of Autumn – BP Review (stamping polish)

November 24, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] I painted this in September, but it really felt more fall-like than summer so I have held it back until now. Unfortunately, that meant holding back my review for Born Pretty’s “Sunrise” as well, but… Born Pretty’s “Sunrise” …it ended up looking so similar to their “Orange Autumn” Read More

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