The Victorian Age - Hermit Werds - blue and copper Victorian-style nail art with corset and lady with a parasol

The Victorian Age

December 28, 2017 Lisa 0

Last month I was asked to host the next #nailswithigfriends. It was my first time hosting a collab and I think it went fairly well. I picked Time Period as the theme and I loved the huge variety of interpretations that all the ladies turned in, but I think next Read More

Kitties Make the Best Presents - Hermit Werds - kitty presents in red and black

Kitties Make the Best Presents

December 25, 2017 Lisa 0

Kitties really do make the best presents. Unless we’re talking waking up Christmas morning to find out that your cat vomited on the carpet. Hard pass on vomit presents. I decided for the red/black prompt from #firedazedchallenge that I wanted to cover presents so I used some cute kitty images Read More

Elementary Christmas Songs - Hermit Werds - silver bells, Santa checking his list, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, and Frosty on a red and green holographic background

Elementary Christmas Songs

December 24, 2017 Lisa 0

I actually had this done in time to post on Friday, but I was too busy running around or being tired from running around to write all this out. The prompt from 26 Great Nail Art Ideas was Christmas Childhood Memories. I wasn’t raised religious so that took out all Read More

Winter WonderNail - Hermit Werds - pink and red winter fun nail art with hat, mittens, and snowman head

Winter WonderNail

December 20, 2017 Lisa 0

Part of me wanted to go super elaborate for this one, but I made myself take a step back and simplify because I did not have the time. So I went with lots of pink with silver snowflakes and red stamping for my decals. Given the theme, I picked images Read More

Un-beet-able - Hermit Werds - kawaii beet planted in the ground.

Un-beat-able

December 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I’m trying to do more nail art that I just want to do and fewer challenges and what better way to manage that than to dedicate an entire manicure to beets! I love canned pickled beets. I eat them on their own and with salad, all while being ultra paranoid Read More

Shimmery Christmas - Hermit Werds - purple and pink tree ornaments on a shimmery amethyst holographic background

Shimmery Christmas

December 17, 2017 Lisa 0

For some reason this feels like a mani I have done before, but apparently I have not. LOL Maybe it’s because I kept getting the wrong balance of colors and had to repaint my ornaments a few times. I still kind of wonder if I shouldn’t have stuck to a Read More

Christmas Cards - Hermit Werds - winter-themed mailing stamps and envelopes on a sage green crelly

Christmas Cards

December 15, 2017 Lisa 2

I looked at Harunouta’s L031 Christmas-themed stamping plate last year and gave it a pass, but this year I decided I wanted it after all because the stamp images are so darn cute. Naturally, that meant I had to use them asap even though they are not Christmas-specific and I Read More

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

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

Glimmering Trees

December 11, 2017 Lisa 2

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

The Intellectual Owl - Hermit Werds - cute reading owl on a yellow background with lots of books scattered over an ugly pretty color

The Intellectual Owl

December 9, 2017 Lisa 2

I’ve loved the little reading owl on Born Pretty’s Retro Script BPX-L010 stamping plate since before I purchased it. Indeed, as useful as I hope the script elements will end up being, it really was the deciding factor in buying the plate. So when I was asked to join in Read More

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