A camping nail art with stamping images that progress through leaving the city to go camping in the mountains on a shifty olive base polish.

Wild Heart

September 5, 2022 Lisa 2

It always make me laugh how every summer we all go tropical and ocean-y instead of camping, which is far closer to what most of us end up doing in the summer. That and picnics. 🤤 So I was quite happy to paint a camping nail art and actually had Read More

Sturgeon Moon nail art with flying fish and a pink dolphin guided by a girl on a magical journey across a shifty pink and grey sky.

Sturgeon Moon

August 11, 2022 Lisa 0

I think the moon manis have been my best project this year although it may be too soon to say since we’re only four prompts in. All I know is that I’ve been very happy with each one for different reasons. This one turned out super cute and I actually Read More

A raisin-colored night sky strawberry moon nail art with a full pink freehanded moon + strawberry gnome and strawberry plant stamping decals.

Strawberry Moon

June 14, 2022 Lisa 0

Well…between the chaos of visitors and breaking nails I managed to miss the collab deadline for this nail art, but I’m still posting on the day of the Strawberry Moon! This nail art turned out slightly plainer that my original sketch, but I still have lots of strawberries, a full Read More

A smoky blue lily pond mani with the reflection of the flower moon shining forth, spring cherry blossom stamping decals, and koi.

Flower Moon

May 16, 2022 Lisa 0

Did you know there’s a different “moon” name for every full moon of the month? I kinda was aware that it was a thing (and I suspect every moon has multiple names since in June we can do mead, honey or strawberries), but I joined a moon collab where we Read More

A freehand UFO nail art design with an multichrome olive/red and blue sky, silver UFO with glow in the dark tractor beam and stars.

UFO: Grab and Go (and glow!)

February 16, 2021 Lisa 2

I had a big case of restlessness all last week so sitting down to do anything just wasn’t happening, hence the lack of posts. So I’m a little late posting this, but I did manage to turn the mani in on time for @aznailartchallenge’s ‘U’ is for UFO. I’m in Read More

Camping themed nail art with a night sky on a soft magenta magnetic polish.

Camp More – BP Review (gel polish, magnets)

January 13, 2020 Lisa 0

[press sample] The last product(s) that Born Pretty sent to me was a package of products meant to support reviewing a new magnetic gel polish: BP-MSS04 Boundless Galaxy. What I didn’t realize at the time was how grateful I should be that they included the magnet. The little $1 paddle Read More

The Owl and the Pussycat (macro) - Hermit Werds - Freehand nail art of The Owl and the Pussycat by Lear with acrylic paints. The owl and the pussycat at sea in their pea green boat.

The Owl and the Pussycat

September 6, 2018 Lisa 1

Today I have a design inspired by a poem: “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear. For a brief period during and after high school I would read poetry and therefore be inspired to write my own. But it wasn’t something I cared about deeply so I drifted away Read More

Stars of the Orient - Hermit Werds - shimmery blue floral kimono stamping on a blue grey glitter filled background

Stars of the Orient

May 17, 2018 Lisa 0

The best weather for using thermal polishes is rapidly fading away so I thought it was time to use Shinespark’s “Snowfall” before it became too difficult to photograph in all its glory. And with my luck the day I used it was rather warm and I still had to dip Read More

Embrace the Night - Hermit Werds - harlequin pattern made with rhombus sequins and a strange golden dancer wearing a mask

Embrace the Night – An Exploration in Glitter Placement

February 28, 2018 Lisa 0

This mani was for #TheInspirationChallenge on Instagram. It gave me an excuse to play with some rhombus sequins that I had just purchased to make a harlequin pattern. I’d also like to pretend these are my Mardi Gras nails. Sequins are so shiny and wonderful, but one thing I’ve learned Read More

Creatures of the Night - Hermit Werds - vampires drinking blood coffee and staying up all the hours of the night

Creatures of the Night

October 25, 2017 Lisa 2

The true creatures of the night are sucking down coffee at all hours and complaining about how all the stores are closed. So when #nailsunited had a Creatures of the Night prompt, I played around with several ideas until I was very late for the prompt and brilliantly stumbled into Read More

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