A Lunar New Year nail art for the Year of the Cat, which is the zodiac animal for the Vietnamese in red, black, and gold w/dancing cats.

Year of the Cat

January 22, 2023 Lisa 0

Did you know that in the Vietnamese people are celebrating the lunar new year for the Year of the Cat instead of the rabbit? There’s some debate on what caused the cultural change which you can read about in this NPR article. I’m just happy that I knew about it Read More

Snowman nail art with cute snowmen playing around (like juggling) and preparing for a trip to Hawaii on a bold yellow glittery background.

Don’t Eat Yellow Snow(men)

January 17, 2023 Lisa 0

Today’s look features snowmen on a yellow thermal background. So while I normally would have thought about adding banks of snow for them to exist in, I decided to just lean into the whole yellow thing with the post title. As happy as these snowmen look in their dubiously yellow Read More

A Halloween-esque Christmas mani w/spooky pastel stockings hung up against pine boughs + bone reindeer on a red to clear thermal w/flakies.

It’s Christmas Time

December 23, 2022 Lisa 0

I have been posting a lot and kinda crashed a little, but there’s more Christmas nail art to post so it’s time to dust myself off and share today’s look: a nod to my favorite Christmas movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. I don’t have a Christmas tradition that I perform Read More

A high fashion runway nail art design featuring slick abstract runway models in dresses and an orange/purple thermal polish full of flakies.

Runway Fashion

December 18, 2022 Lisa 0

Here’s something that should have been posted clear back at the beginning of November (but at least I only have one last catch-up post left!). Today’s look features an orange and purple thermal polish that I wasn’t sure I would love until I tried it and now we’re married. LOL Read More

Krampus nail art on a red/green thermal polish with circles of plaid pattern and Halloween-esque things and rejection of jollyness.

Merry Krampus

December 13, 2022 Lisa 0

I really wanted to paint some Krampus nail art last year. I had two Hit the Bottle Bah Humbug stamping plates and I was ready. Sadly, I didn’t have the capacity and posted maybe once that month. So I was extra happy to paint today’s look. And it also included Read More

Sagittarius nail art featuring the archer centaur and Sagittarius symbol on a burgundy magnetically pink polish with flakies and holo glitter.

Zodiac Collection: Sagittarius

December 7, 2022 Lisa 0

Today I have another late mani, this time for Sagittarius (though technically we haven’t moved to another zodiac sign yet…). I’m really loving how today’s look ended up. This kind of finish with a magnetic polish really works for me. I was a little stuck about what to stamp outside Read More

Dinosaur metaphor nail art about the stresses and pressures of Christmas shopping as the dinos battle it out on red backgrounds.

Shop to Win

December 3, 2022 Lisa 0

Black Friday has changed a lot over the years, but generally speaking I think it’s gotten less deadly but ultimately not more relaxed. The stress of it has just stretched out across the whole month. A kind of long wander through sales with a few extra good prices tucked in Read More

A Halloween mani based on the Children of the Corn book (and movie) by Stephen King with a gradient from black to red to orange.

Children of the Corn

December 2, 2022 Lisa 0

I am sooo behind on posting. To the point where I rolled a dice to decide which nail art I would post first on my way to catching back up. The happy thing is that I still made all my group deadlines so I was able to be in the Read More

Happy Thanksgiving nails with turkey and turkey feather stamping decals on a yellow/orange/brown tri-thermal gel with a flakie topper on top.

Turkeys Wanted

November 24, 2022 Lisa 0

Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s look has taken a while to reach you. I painted it clear back in 2020 after Thanksgiving. So I told myself I would share it next year and never even got around to editing to photos. To continue the tradition, I meant to post it a day Read More

Talk Like a Pirate Day nail art with cute pirate stamping images (captain, ship, parrot) on a teal to purple multichrome polish.

Ship Ahoy!

September 19, 2022 Lisa 2

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Or at least the barest edge of the end of it depending on your time zone. I’ve been keeping busy with IRL things like finishing painting the deck with my husband. It rained a few days ago and the water beading up it made Read More

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