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

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

Frost Grey nails with a beautiful poinsettia and candles reverse nail stamp.

Frosty Candles

December 4, 2019 Lisa 0

Generally speaking I post my nail art to the blog first. This design has been on Instagram for a while because it was last week’s #pantone2019winterchallenge: Frost Gray. So I had to post it on Sunday even though I didn’t have the energy to write up a blog post. Products 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

Floral nail art featuring Pantone's Eden and blue floral accent nails with rhinestones.

Flowers of Eden

November 17, 2019 Lisa 0

Today’s nail art is supposed to mainly use Pantone’s lovely forest green shade: Eden. I have had to paint this one three different times. The first color I picked was too dark so I decided to try again. The second one (this one) is too light, but I decided to Read More

A soft crelly nail art in neutral shades with floral lily pad stamping.

Crème de Pêche Floral

November 11, 2019 Lisa 0

A quick update this morning with a soft, neutral-colored nail art. I painted this for Ine’s (@inegeek) #pantone2019winterchallenge. KBShimmer’s “Tiers of Joy” was the closest I could come to a shade that matched Patone’s Crème de Pêche. Products Used Base Polish: KBShimmer’s “Tiers of Joy“ Stamping Polish: Mundo de Unas’ Read More

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