A super mustard-y nail art with a stamped plaid background pattern and cute grey cat water decals sleeping, playing, and talking to you.

Modes of Cat

April 27, 2021 Lisa 0

It has been a week-ish. Mostly because life got busy. I’m very sad to miss a few of the monthly prompts for @glamnailschallenge and just kept crossing off challenges that I wanted to paint for one after another all last week. So thwarted. Well, that’s life. Today I have a Read More

A gorgeous multichrome indie magnetic polish with abstract donut shapes and very 80s patterns stamped on top.

80s Donut

March 30, 2021 Lisa 3

I really should be going to bed right now, so this post is going to be short and sweet except for the large amounts of photos because omg this magnetic polish is so very pretty. And luckily pretty easy to capture, unlike my Spirit of the Wolf mani. I need Read More

An aqua magnetic baby boomer french tip nail design with green to rose gold gradient snowflakes and a cute reindeer stamping decal.

Snow-deer Reindeer

February 2, 2021 Lisa 2

Today’s theme is cute and snowflake-y, but the prompt that inspired this design was #NailsWithIG Friend’s Winter Animal. Now Maniology’s BM-S156 is a stamping plate with nothing but winter animals, so I was definitely using it. And I knooow that Christmas is over, but I could not resist this cute Read More

A grey crelly with flakies that shift from red, orange, gold, yellow and green with floral negative space stamps in red and green.

Pantone Floral

January 31, 2021 Lisa 2

I have one last nail art to share before the month ends because I’m definitely not going to miss one of my pantone prompts. I kept it very simple according to my energy levels and stuck with three different stamps of the same image. And yet I still had to Read More

Mustard and pink nail art with an owl stamping decal giving you side-eye.

Autumn Owl – BP Review (stamping polish)

November 13, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] Today the color is pink! (And mustard, which I think looks fantastic combined with pink.) Born Pretty’s “Cosmos Bouquet” from their Candy Color stamping polish set is that perfect pink between this might be red and dark enough to work perfectly against white and black backgrounds. Here’s my Read More

Duochrome Floral - Hermit Werds - five different duochromes stamped in a floral pattern on black

Beauty BigBang Review – duochrome stamping set J6504TM

November 29, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] I have been coveting Beauty BigBang’s J6504TM set of duochrome stamping polishes since they came out a few months ago. Partly because rainbow is my favorite color and duochromes add a tiny slice of a rainbow to any nail art they are used in. a Partly because the Read More

Sharon's Birthday Recreation - orange and green nail art of an oriental print representing abstract grapes and filled in with sharpie marker ink

Happy Birthday, Sharon!

November 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a recreation of one of Sharon Medran’s (@sharnailstar) beautiful nail art designs because it’s her birthday! Woo! Sharon never uses advanced/reverse stamping so it’s always a learning experience seeing how she layers stamping images to get complex looks. Last year I recreated a feather look of hers Read More

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid - Hermit Werds - vampire squid freehand painted over quatrefoil stamped deep ultramarine jelly polish

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid

October 4, 2018 Lisa 0

While the title of today’s nail art doesn’t trip off the tongue delightfully I thought painting a deep sea creature whose scientific name means “vampire squid from hell” to be quite appropriate for October. But the truth of the vampire squid is not horrific at all. According to this paper, Read More

Chocolate Mandala - Hermit Werds - accent nail mandalas in mustard, green, and berry shades with brown scattered holographic nails

Chocolate Mandala

August 29, 2018 Lisa 0

I tried a new Instagram challenge this time: @ColoursWithinWomen. When this group goes with a color theme, they want to see three nails of only that color and an accent nail. (No rules for thumbs though. Woo!) I have a lot of neglected brown polishes that for some reason I’m Read More

Paisley Whale

August 2, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I bring you paisley and whales! Why? Well, #NailsWithIgFriends’ July host, Caroline (@gidwaney), picked Paisley and I just randomly added whales because it felt like a good idea at the time. This is the second time I’ve combined a large oceanic animal with a common fabric type/pattern in less Read More

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