Decorative Geometry - Hermit Werds - geometric arrow stamping with a mint, grey, and yellow color scheme

Decorative Arrows

December 13, 2017 Lisa 0

I actually posted this to the #WhenColoursCollide FB group fairly early on during the prompt period, but I have been late about it ever since. The colors were Mint, Grey, and Yellow, so not obviously Christmas-y, but a few ladies made it work, especially @polishedcalla (sadly she hasn’t posted the Read More

Beauty BigBang Review - Hermit Werds - product photo of review items from Beauty BigBang (Dec. 2017)

Beauty BigBang Review – Christmas Stamping Plates

December 5, 2017 Lisa 0

Press Sample I apparently needed a mental break on top of spending the weekend with family. Well, today I am back with four different nail designs as I explore the possibilities and quality of the stamping plates Beauty BigBang sent to me (I will do a review for the sequins Read More

Endangered Elephant - Hermit Werds - a geometric elephant manicure in soft purples and blues

Endangered Elephants

November 29, 2017 Lisa 0

I certainly meant to have this come out yesterday (esp since I’ve already posted it to Instagram), but I guess that wasn’t in the cards. So this is my first post of the day and there will be another around noon MT. I live in America so elephants have definitely Read More

Fall Unicorn - Hermit Werds - plump fall unicorn mid-leap on holographic autumn-colored gradient background

Unicorn of Fall

November 23, 2017 Lisa 0

It’s unicorn time again and so it is also time to bring out my lovely Cupcake holo glitter polishes. This time it was for a fall gradient so I had to supplement the strawberry red and yellow with an orange and a bright green. Fortunately my holo collection has grown Read More

Storming Upward - Hermit Werds - progressive look upward of the sky on a rainy day

Storming Upward

November 13, 2017 Lisa 4

I would love to do a cloud manicure in unnatural colors, but today I thought I’d tackle a different idea: upward progression. We start at ground level with my index finger and head upwards from there until we see the stars that live above the clouds. I was afraid this Read More

Floral Fairies - Hermit Werds - fairy silhouettes wearing skirts made of flowers on a thermal polish background.

Floral Fairies

September 14, 2017 Lisa 2

For as long as I can remember, I have seen artists drawing fairies with clothing made from flowers. So when #nailsunitedseptchallenge had a prompt for Fairy coinciding directly with the flower prompt for #31DC2017, well, there was only one thing to do. So I did it on a beautiful thermal Read More

Grey Skull - Hermit Werds - gold and grey water marble with double stamped skull

Grey Skull

September 3, 2017 Lisa 0

Sadly, not He-man nails, although that is an idea to be explored later… 😉 This particular combination brought to you by the Facebook group #WhenColoursCollide‘s Grey and Gold (only) prompt. I decided to finally play a little with my Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat. It is a very fun Read More

In a Paper Boat - Hermit Werds - Origami boats drifting along a sandy shore.

In a Paper Boat

August 17, 2017 Lisa 0

I haven’t been very good about keeping up with the alphabet challenge prompts on Instagram. This month it’s because I’m trying to keep up with too many challenges. By the time of this posting I have published 16 different manicures this month and I have 2 more that are going Read More

Cats, Cats, Cats - Hermit Werds

Cats, Cats, Cats

February 21, 2017 Lisa 2

I am definitely a cat person if the image at the top of this blog hasn’t tipped you off. Harunouta has some great nail stamping plates for pet lovers and that is what inspired today’s nail art. The only thing I did out of my usual was remove the fish Read More

New Year, New You - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

New Year, New You

January 9, 2017 Lisa 0

As weird as it for me to believe, today is the first time I’ve stamped anything onto may nails this year. The most I did earlier was paint ILNP’s “Black Orchid” onto my nails. It was very pretty and I was very busy so it just stayed that way. On Read More