Sheer tortoiseshell nails painted with jelly polishes in mustard and browns with some vintage Pooh and Piglet line art stamped on top.

Hundred Acre Wood

November 7, 2023 Lisa 0

I think I lost momentum somewhere in the middle of October and I just haven’t been able to get it back. The yard needs me to weed it because fall is a growing season. I have soooo many weeds. The cat needs love. The people needs love. Other things that Read More

A glow in the dark pink Alice in Wonderland nail art of Alice falling down the rabbit hole, chasing the White Rabbit, and changing size.

Down the Rabbit Hole

October 6, 2023 Lisa 0

We wish Alice luck as she’s off on her adventure in Wonderland. Meanwhile today’s mani is in celebration of Mad Hatter Day; although ironically it doesn’t have a single image of the hatter himself. It’s a little weird that he gets a day when Alice doesn’t, but apparently a group 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

A book/tv/movie inspired Anne of Green Gables mani with stamping decals of the book cover and Anne with gold decorative nail stickers.

Anne of Green Gables

April 4, 2022 Lisa 1

March 2022’s ManixMe box was all about classic literature and reading. They did a bunch of little sets for each book they decided to feature. I decided to base my nail art on Anne of Green Gables. I do remember enjoying reading the series in elementary school, though it was Read More

An outer space Le Petit Prince nail art with stamping decals of the Prince, fox, and rose on a deep navy crelly with white glitter stars.

Le Petit Prince

February 4, 2022 Lisa 0

I did take French when I was in public school, but I never went very far with it so I never had to read Le Petit Prince on its original language. Instead, I read it on my own in English and loved it. In many ways, the fox’s words to Read More

A champagne to rose to purple thermal polish combined with stamping decals of mugs, tea pots, and Alice falling endlessly.

Happy International Tea Day!

December 15, 2020 Lisa 5

For all the coffee nail art I have painted over the years, I have to admit I’ve been drinking more tea than coffee lately. It started with a strong tea drinking culture at work and then I started trying to cut down on caffeine later in the day. Now I Read More

Inktober 2020 - Week 4. Dizzy is a tea cup ride. Coral is a coral polyp. Sleep is fat cat sleeping on a stack of pillows. Chef is a lobster chef wearing a chef's cap and holding a spoon. R.I.P is a smashed alarm clock, defending rest. Dig is a mole slurping up a worm. Buddy is a fable reference of The Scorpion and The Frog tale.

Inktober 2020 – Week 4

October 26, 2020 Lisa 3

Inktober 2020: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 I can’t believe Week 4 is over! Subject-wise I was all over the place, but I still went with a lot of animals like scorpion and lobster which are both part of the Phylum Read More

Inktober 2020 - Week 3. Slippery is a nudibranch (Hypselodoris bullocki). Dune is a sandworm from the world of Dune. Armor is an armored snail. Rocket is Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. Outpost is a stone fort. Storm is a sharknado full of sharks. Trap is a pair of pitcher plants and a bug victim.

Inktober 2020 – Week 3

October 19, 2020 Lisa 6

Inktober 2020: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 I’ve made it to the halfway point and a little past it. Woof! I also didn’t finish one of my ink drawing on the day I was supposed to and had to play catch 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

Bremen Town Musicians - Hermit Werds - nail art with a neon rainbow gradient with white musical notes and the Bremen Town Musicians (donkey, dog, cat, and rooster) stamping decals on top

Bremen Town Musicians

July 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Today’s mani is inspired by the classic German fairy tale “Bremen Town Musicians” (retrieved and recorded by the Brothers Grimm). The basic premise is that an elderly donkey, cat, dog, and rooster left their home(s) to go to the city and earn a living as musicians. They drive off a Read More

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