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 1

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

A rich green mani with two accent nails. The first has a brown jelly base and many small avocado decals and the second is a closeup of an avocado with the pit showing.

Avocado My Heart

November 10, 2020 Lisa 2

Because I love avocado. Maybe it’s considered basic to love them, but so what? Load up your toast with some mashed green goodness and maybe enjoy this Comedy Central skit defending being basic. Because we all need the little things to help lift up our spirits and keep us from Read More

A simple fall nail art with stampings of leaves, pumpkins, and other harvest-related items on an apricot jelly polish background.

Pumpkin Harvest of Fall

November 6, 2020 Lisa 3

Today I have a simple nail art on top of a gorgeous nearly-neutral jelly polish. It’s been the first time in a long while that I have combined two nail art challenges, but the fall color scheme from #pantone2020winterchallenge fit well with #aznailartchallenge’s ‘P’ is for Pumpkin prompt. Plus I Read More

April Showers - Hermit Werds - glittery purple and blue rain-themed nail art with baby elephant holding an umbrella stamping decal

April Showers

April 8, 2019 Lisa 2

Rainy day nail art in April is a must if you like to acknowledge the seasons in your designs. In fact, I need to stop waiting for the ground to be dry before mowing my lawn because it hasn’t happened in well over a week. I love the rain, though, Read More

Life's a Beach - Hermit Werds - tropical green pond jelly nail art with palm trees

Life’s a Beach

April 4, 2019 Lisa 0

It doesn’t even begin to feel tropical yet, but not all beaches are warm anyway. In fact, half of my beach experiences have been rather cold and windy (but still fun). Today it was Palm Trees for #ColoursWithinWomen so I turned to the Hangouts stamping plate set by Maniology. Amusingly, Read More

Tea for Two - Hermit Werds - two blurple stamping decal bears drinking tea against a jelly background with opalescent glitters

Tea for Two – BBB Review stamping plates

February 7, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] It’s time to get back in the reviewing saddle! Today I have two stamping plates for you BeautyBigBang XL-031 and BeautyBigBang XL-032. I asked for the whole winter holiday set of five stamping plates so you will be seeing the other three soon. πŸ˜‰ I’m very sad that Read More

Celestial Year of the Pig - Hermit Werds - red and gold nail art for Chinese New Year's Year of the Pig complete with geometric boar's head

Celestial Year of the Pig

February 5, 2019 Lisa 0

Happy Chinese New Year! A holiday which I prefer over the western version with its dropping balls and celebrities bribed to entertain us instead of being with their families. I always feel bad about that even though I know they are making a lot of money. Aside from the cute Read More

Sinful Colors' "Bangin' Blue" - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of two polar bears about to kiss beneath the mistletoe on a blue jelly polish full of iridescent glitter with icebergs decorating the other nails

Polar Bear Smooches

December 18, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s always amusing to see what subjects I return to. I still haven’t painted penguin nails, but this is my third polar bear nail art. My first one was also for Christmas so maybe this will end up being a tradition of some sort. Either way, when I had the 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

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