A soft grey nail art with stamping decals of sakura blossom French tips a pink-haired woman with more flowers and a blooming cherry tree.

Witch of Sakura

April 14, 2021 Lisa 2

I am here again today to gloat to you about how I had this nail art planned out several years ago and I got to it! I know it’s a song I’ve been singing a lot lately, but it feels so good! I’m actually trying to put together a new Read More

A tan nail art with birch tree trunk stamping images highlighted with white nail polish and frolicking birds.

Birds in the Birch Trees

February 7, 2021 Lisa 2

I was all set to paint dinosaur nail art for today’s look but I ended up deciding on a simpler subject matter for today. Don’t worry, though, dinosaur nails will happen soon. I keep buying stamping plates with them! But somehow today’s color–Pantone Sheepskin–felt like more of a tree nail Read More

Ornate orientalesque nail art on a mustard background with a bridge, flying fish, gardenias, and a Japanese maple.

Bridge to the Heavens

March 6, 2020 Lisa 4

My nail art has been much simpler lately due to both time and challenge prompt constraints, but this design is as extra as I get using 9 polishes, 5 stamping plates, and 11 advanced stamping decals (for just one hand). You’ll understand why when you see the prompt image that 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

Three monochrome Christmas manis in purple, blue, and yellow.

Rainbow Christmas part 1

January 10, 2020 Lisa 0

The holiday season sapped my blogging energy and so I find myself with two designs that were posted on Instagram in December and one that was not. All three are from the #pantone2019winterchallenge and ended up being monochromatic. I rather like the theme and think I will finish it when 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

Santa's Coming to Town - Hermit Werds - Santa cradling a snow globe with a snowy home scene in mitten-ed hands

Santa’s Coming to Town

December 10, 2018 Lisa 1

I updated to WordPress 5.0 just now and it broke all of the nail polish and stamping plate links. I am working on fixing them, just be aware they aren’t working right now. Also, the Gutenberg editor is dog barf to write posts with. I’ll give it a little more Read More

Laguna Moon - Classic Set

Laguna Moon Review – the Classic Set

November 21, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Woof. The holidays are just killing my ability to get things done quickly. Sorry, everyone! Today I have my first review of a gel polish set: Laguna Moon’s Classic. Kelly at Laguna Moon sent me this set through Amazon, but they also have their own site with a Read More

Wisdom Under Wraps - Hermit Werds - gold/copper/black mummy owl nail art with black crackle top coat

Wisdom Under Wraps

October 29, 2018 Lisa 1

The only thing cuter than a mummy owl would be a mummy cat. I’m sure there’s a stamping plate with one out there somewhere. Moyou London has one I think… Anyway, I have the owl from Born Pretty’s Halloween L004. It’s super cute so I decided to make it the Read More

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