War of the Ladybugs - Hermit Werds - red ladybug stamping on a light orange background

War of the Ladybug

December 8, 2017 Lisa 2

I really love the style of the images on Born Pretty’s BP-161 stamping plate. They’re almost tribal and yet somehow not. I especially love the ladybug for reasons I can’t fully explain. Partly it is because it looks almost mechanical and that is where the inspiration for this nail art Read More

Rainbow City - Hermit Werds - rainbow-y abstracted sketch of a city using sharpies

Rainbow City

December 7, 2017 Lisa 0

Well, I’m not sure when this is going to post since it’s been a few days and the collage hasn’t been released yet. Ah, the chaos of the holidays. 🙂 This is my first time participating in the #theinspirationchallenge on Instagram where someone is asked to pick a cool image 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

Pumpkin Spice Latte - Hermit Werds - rich orange-y colors stamped with coffee images and a pumpkin

Pumpkin Spice Latte

November 30, 2017 Lisa 0

It has been pumpkin everything season for a while now. I’m not the hugest fan of non-savory pumpkin foods, but I do enjoy a good pumpkin latte (even if I do love peppermint and gingerbread more). I was looking at #coffeenails on Instagram and it is so full of just 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

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

Pegasus - Hermit Werds - lead light painted Pegasus with a castle in the sky

Pegasus

November 27, 2017 Lisa 0

Since I’d already painted a Phoenix and a unicorn this month I decided to tackle a different Mythical Creature for this month’s #NailsWithIgFriends hosted by Christine (@shortywhatwhat). I ran through a few classics, but I’ve already done dragons a few times as well. So I thought I would tackle Pegasus Read More

Fan Dance - Hermit Werds - pink and black mani with delicate fans and holographic glitter accent nail

Fan Dance

November 27, 2017 Lisa 0

I currently own four fans that I barely use (plus one miniature) and would happily own more. To be fair, each fan serves a different purpose. The miniature was a key chain that I kept as a prop for my dolls. Meanwhile, the larger models are all quite different: one Read More

Cozy Sweater - Hermit Werds - a desaturated purple and green mani with sweater knit texture stamping.

Cozy Sweater

November 26, 2017 Lisa 0

Alas, I can’t wear bulky sweaters unless I want them to make me look extra bulky, but they always look so cozy! I have to discipline myself to not buy them at the store because every time I do I end up just getting rid of it again. When #GlamNailsChallenge Read More

Squash It Good - Hermit Werds - beautiful fall squashes against a red/orange reciprocal gradient background

Squash It Good

November 23, 2017 Lisa 0

It has been a long time since I attempted a reciprocal gradient. In fact, I’d have to check my photos to even see if I have done one since I started this blog. I had no idea what I was going to do but, since most nail artists seemed to Read More

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