Glimmering Trees - Hermit Werds - beautiful Christmas trees stamped against a dark olive jelly background with opalescent glitter.

Glimmering Trees

December 11, 2017 Lisa 0

I started looking at buying from KBShimmer when they collaborated with one of the YouTubers I regularly watch. MissHollyBerries not only did a swatch and review of their Fall Collaboration Collection but had made a contribution of her own with #squadghouls. I knew I was getting it. It is hands-down 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

Fox's First Frost - Hermit Werds - an arctic fox and a red fox nose to nose symbolizing the passing of fall into winter

Fox’s First Frost

November 29, 2017 Lisa 0

#GlamNailsChallenge and #FireDazedChallenge’s last prompt of the month is First Frost. Three designs immediately came to mind: blue/white/silver snowflake mani (a classic design that I painted on my mom’s nails last year), a freehand fall landscape with a teeny bit of snow, and a more abstract design with fall and Read More

Owl Pajamas - Hermit Werds - cute owl print on colorful nails with one larger flocked owl

Owl Pajamas

November 19, 2017 Lisa 2

A few years ago, I made the mistake of working for a craft supply store. It was full of things that I wanted to buy and I wasn’t making enough money to buy anything. Indeed I was slowly getting into more debt. Fortunately, I managed to get a job that 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

Lacey Pink - Hermit Werds - pond manicure with pink polish and lace stamping

Lacey Pink

November 9, 2017 Lisa 2

I decided it was time to use my last untried Zoya polish. So when #clairestelle8challenge came up with a lace prompt, I said “Let’s see how this works with a pond mani.” I think it worked well. I slathered on a layer of “Paloma”, stamped the netting pattern, more jelly, Read More

Black Cat V 2.0 - Hermit Werds - purple/gold background with black cats in negative space

Black Cat V 2.0 and Pink Villainy

October 27, 2017 Lisa 1

This black cat nail art is for #26GreatNailArtIdeas Halloween w/Negative Space. I was going to do something more complex, but then I asked myself, “Why am I making my life hard right now?” And the answer is that sometimes I think if I don’t struggle I’m not doing a good Read More

Happy Birthday! - Hermit Werds - Halloween-themed happy birthday nail art

October’s Friday the 13th, Black Cat, @Osmovaara

October 13, 2017 Lisa 6

I have three different manicures to share today. I’ve already posted the first two to my Instagram but was too exhausted/busy to write about them more thoroughly. On the other hand, I de-stashed around twenty-five skirts from my closet. It…doesn’t even look like I made a dent. Clearly I’m going Read More

Oktoberfest - Hermit Werds - celebrating Germany's Oktoberfest with a couple of beers

Oktoberfest

October 7, 2017 Lisa 0

When I think of things like Oktoberfest, I naturally think of booze. Beer, though. Less exciting for me. A lot of different places have started throwing celebrations with the same name but Wikipedia seems to think this is essentially German. I hopefully didn’t pick any patterns that were too far Read More

Cemetery Roses - Hermit Werds - cemetery with skull and rose vines gone wild

Cemetery Roses

October 4, 2017 Lisa 0

I usually avoid mixing freehand with stamping because the line quality typically ends up being too different. I think I got away with it this time. Maybe. This nail art comes from the blend of #clairestelle8challenge’s Cemetery prompt and #firedazedoct2017’s Skulls and Roses prompt. Huh. Maybe I should have pluralled Read More

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