A coppery-y floral mani with a magnetic copper base and simple stamping images of a floral field and tiny baby blue and white butterflies.

Magnetically Donna

February 6, 2022 Lisa 0

Today’s look was inspired by one of my Instagram friends who passed away on January 20th. Donna was a wonderful, sweet friend and I am among many who will miss her. But also, happily, among many who will remember her. Which is the gift that social media has given us: 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

A yellow to bright green thermal polish with sweetly flattering orange and lemon stamping decals on top and more happy food on the thumb.

Citrus Kindness

June 25, 2021 Lisa 2

Okay, the title to this mani isn’t all that creative, but the main stamping images came from the Kindness is Magic stamping plate from The Stamping Shop Collab, so I just went with it. And since my theme was already going to be citrus, I decided to go with citrus-y Read More

A patriotic red white and blue crelly polish with blue sheep stamped on top and "vote" painted letter by letter on their fluffy sheep bellies.

Ewe Should Vote

November 3, 2020 Lisa 2

I am lucky and live in a state that was well-prepared for mail in voting. I hope ewe have been able to vote safely too. We can’t sheep on the job and leave this election up to chance. No one wants to feel baaad later on because they didn’t vote Read More

Hazel-colored nail art about walk your dog month with cute dog stamping images and paw prints.

Walk Your Dog Month

January 27, 2020 Lisa 0

Did you know that January is Walk Your Dog Month? I did not, but I am also not a dog owner. Instead, I was searching for a reason to use the dog image on Nicole Diary’s Fashion Trends ND-002 stamping plate because my goal is to use every single image Read More

Register to Vote this October

Register to Vote this October

October 4, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m definitely planning on some I Voted! nail art in November to encourage people to vote. But if you haven’t registered to vote yet, you won’t have a voice by the time November comes around. So, please. It only takes a few minutes now to ensure that your vote will Read More

Women's Equality Day - Hermit Werds - pink nail art with stamped messages women often hear that hold them back

Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2018 Lisa 2

I’d say Happy Women’s Equality Day, but, while the 19th amendment has given women the right to vote (and we apparently exercise it more than men), we are still missing a law explicitly prohibiting gender-based discrimination. Not acceptable. We only need one more state to make the Equal Rights Amendment Read More

Love is Love - Hermit Werds - soft pastel LGBTQ positive graffiti nail art

Love is Love

June 22, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s Pride Month and I’ve been itching to paint some LGBTQ positive nail art since it started, but the challenges I was following really didn’t fit with that until now. #26GreatNailArtIdeas‘ prompt of graffiti fits well with a rainbow theme so I grabbed Born Pretty Valentine’s Day BP-L005 and got Read More

Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of a Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle on a dark green background with fleeing monkey silhouettes

Endangered Fav: the Phillippine Monkey-eating Eagle

May 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I fell in love with the Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle years ago while watching a documentary on raptors (I think it was World of Raptors, 2003, but I’m not sure). It is among the largest eagles in the world in terms of length and wing surface and measures around 3 feet Read More

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