Coffee Blues 2.0 - Hermit Werds - blue monochrome coffee-themed nail art

Coffee Blues 2.0

April 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I thought I’d sneak in another recreation for #NailChallengeCollaborative before the month ended. This was actually from October of last year so it really hasn’t been too long, but it’s also one of my favorite themes: coffee! I liked the idea of a blue monochrome coffee mani, but I took Read More

Smile.DK's "Butterfly" - Hermit Werds - nail art inspired by Smile.DK's "Butterfly" made famous by DDR, complete with samurai

Smile.DK’s Butterfly (aka Mixed Tape Mani 2.0)

April 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Really, this is my third recreation this month, but I spaced adding the first one to the #NailChallengeCollaborative (since recreating is the month’s prompt). I’d intended to do two more recreations this month, but the nail art gods have not been with me and my poor nails have spent far Read More

"Chu" It Good - Hermit Werds - plump little hamsters on a pea green background

“Chu” It Good!

April 28, 2018 Lisa 0

Don’t get me wrong, I love snakes, lizards, dragons, etc. I wasn’t trying to avoid painting them on my nails. But when the prompt “Creatures with Scales” came up on #26GreatNailArtIdeas, well I ran into the dilemma of to pun or not to pun. I chose pun. So today’s nail Read More

Dimension Nails Review - Hermit Werds - the nail art

Dimension Nails Review – the Nail Art

April 27, 2018 Lisa 0

[Press Sample] Hello, again! We are on the second and final day of my review of three Dimension Nails polishes that the company founder sent to me. Yesterday we focused on formula, color comparisons, and the question of water marbling. Today we’re just focusing on the fun of using them Read More

Dimension Nails Review - Hermit Werds

Dimension Nails Review – Polishes

April 25, 2018 Lisa 0

[Press Sample] Stephanie, the founder of Dimension Nails, reached out to me through Instagram to see if I would like to review some of her products. I happily agreed the minute I realized she had a mustard-colored polish. LOL I picked out three polishes and she had them shipped out Read More

Carnival of Brazil - Hermit Werds - Brazillian samba dancers in costume on a feathery neon background

Carnival of Brazil – Moyou London’s Tourist 14 Plate

April 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Ah, the Carnival of Brazil. I’ve seen images and videos of Brazil’s annual festival held between the Friday afternoon before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday at noon. It marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. I love the feathers and the colors and the feathers and the Read More

Golden for Office - Hermit Werds - glittery gold baby boomer french tip with a lacy accent nail

Golden for Office 2.0

April 16, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s recreate month at #NailChallengeCollaborative and today I’m revisiting a nail art I painted last year in April and was never quite happy with. It was supposed to be a design that one could wear to work without getting into trouble so I tried to make it something that wouldn’t Read More

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers - Hermit Werds - bright yellow and red nail art featuring a grumpy lion, flowers, and ham

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers + Life Update

April 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been totally neglecting my nails lately. In fact, they’ve just had clear polish on them for over a week! The horror! Luckily I have a few manis that I haven’t shared with you yet and one of them fits #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt of Things that are Round. The flowers are Read More

Horribly Ever After - Hermit Werds - double stamping of nightmare carriage, castle, and giant wolf and girl on a glittery background

Horribly Ever After + an Easter mani

April 4, 2018 Lisa 0

Chaos, thy name is what is going on in my head. I’m still behind on my Instagram feed, but today is Emilia’s (@nailseeys) birthday and that means the show must immediately post. The theme was a simple recreate so I scrolled through her feed and came across her design for Read More

Circles and Lines - Hermit Werds - black gel nails with flakie powder and black stamping in circles and lines

Circles and Lines

April 3, 2018 Lisa 0

March’s host for #NailsWithIgFriends was Sharon (@sharnailstar). She is an actual nail technician and I admire her work greatly. She is living proof that you don’t have to obsessively make decals to create gorgeous and complex designs with nail stamping. The theme was Circles and Lines. I really wanted to Read More