A rainbow skittle pond nail art with hibiscus stamping decals sandwiched in layers of red, purple, blue, yellow, and orange jelly polish.

Sloppy Hibiscus Pond – Born Pretty jelly review

January 17, 2022 Lisa 1

This isn’t an official review. Born Pretty did not send me these polishes for review. But I bought four of them during the Singles Day sale and I thought I’d use them together in a quick (and sloppy) mani to see how they worked. So this is very rainbow and Read More

Orange and white bloody french tip drip nail art on a glow in the dark base with a bloody brain stamping decal.

Brain Bleeds

January 15, 2022 Lisa 2

I’m back with another catchup post; this time for the #HalloweenForeverCollab, which I kept up with until it was moving time. It somewhat made up for missing October/Halloween last year so I’m definitely going to try and keep up with the prompts this year. Meanwhile this was August 2021’s prompt Read More

A gothic purple spider mani with lacy purple accent nails decorated with rose, spider, and lace stamping decals.

Gothic Purple Spiders

January 7, 2022 Lisa 2

Luckily or not, I stopped posting last year before I stopped painting. So let’s start with a little catch-up with a super purple and lacy mani I painted for @AZNailArtChallenge’s ‘G’ is for Gothic prompt. I wanted purple because black just felt too typical and Maniology keeps going with dark Read More

New Years nail art with simple art deco nail stamping on a smoky holographic golden brown base.

New Years Art Deco

January 5, 2022 Lisa 2

It’s another year and somehow I’m still around and posting on the web. After I posted my Tree Rex nail art in December, I painted my nails with a dark green holographic polish, started some decals for it and neeeever finished anything else. 😆 Just busy with work so I Read More

Christmas nail art with stamping decals of Tree Rex & dinosaurs in cozy sweaters in neon pink, green, yellow, and white on a green crelly.

Tree Rex

December 5, 2021 Lisa 4

It has been a while since my last post and I’m happy to say that it wasn’t more dark days preventing me from posting but selling my home, buying a home, and moving to another state (see also replacing my phone on short notice, unpacking my Too Much, and fixing Read More

French nail art on a flakie-filled cream crelly with stamping decals of delicious French food like wine, croissants, and french press coffee.

Simple French Cuisine

August 8, 2021 Lisa 1

It’s funny how the French are associated with cooking that takes many specialized cooking utensils and techniques and also the simplest and most delicious of foods. (Mind you, I am aware that making your own croissants would take a lot of work. So many layers…) I definitely can recommend all Read More

Elegant bamboo forest nail art with stamping images of a lady wearing a kimono and a house built deep in a bamboo forest.

Bamboo Forest Retreat

August 4, 2021 Lisa 1

I’m trying a new (to me) challenge this month because I liked its prompts the best: #Sammys2021Challenge run by @my_nail_envy. Its first prompt was Forest and I really wanted to use this image of a tiny lady in a kimono holding a giant lotus leaf and framed by some bamboo. Read More

A sunset beach-themed nail art with nail stamps of palm trees, seagulls, and skeletons. The best of tropical nightmares.

Bones at the Beach

August 3, 2021 Lisa 1

I certainly meant to post this last week, but my brain has entered a fugue state which I mostly blame on the pandemic. One family member, who was vaccinated, got Covid and is still in pretty bad shape, though not so bad that they are in the hospital. I’ve started Read More

A plum flakie filled polish with earth-loving stamping images on top and a surprise nuclear explosion blowing up the planet. Oops!

Oops! Earth

July 28, 2021 Lisa 1

I very much believe that we would all be in a better place if we considered ourselves caretakers of the planet instead of its rulers. So many of the things we do that end up causing us harm (like higher cancer rates in certain areas) wouldn’t be possible if we Read More

Pool party nail art using mint polish and a soft beige glitter crelly with stamping decals of anthropomorphic animals swimming and dj-ing.

Pool Party

July 11, 2021 Lisa 1

The prompt was pool party, a very summer-y topic, and I had this cool stamping plate with little animals playing sports. It’s nice when you get to be utterly literal except I realize now looking at this nail art that it’s an introvert’s pool party. Everyone is all alone on Read More

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