Tea Time = Cake Time - Hermit Werds - pastel green nails with gold gilding foil, cake, tea, and heart stamping images

Tea Time = Cake Time – BBB Review (gilding foil)

February 9, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] Today we take a break from our regularly scheduled reviews of stamping plates (heh) to talk about these great little metallic foils in gold, silver, copper, and gold/blue that come in a set of twelve jars. Now, Beauty BigBang describes them as “12 Box Gold Silver Copper Metallic Read More

Tea for Two - Hermit Werds - two blurple stamping decal bears drinking tea against a jelly background with opalescent glitters

Tea for Two – BBB Review stamping plates

February 7, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] It’s time to get back in the reviewing saddle! Today I have two stamping plates for you BeautyBigBang XL-031 and BeautyBigBang XL-032. I asked for the whole winter holiday set of five stamping plates so you will be seeing the other three soon. 😉 I’m very sad that Read More

Celestial Year of the Pig - Hermit Werds - red and gold nail art for Chinese New Year's Year of the Pig complete with geometric boar's head

Celestial Year of the Pig

February 5, 2019 Lisa 0

Happy Chinese New Year! A holiday which I prefer over the western version with its dropping balls and celebrities bribed to entertain us instead of being with their families. I always feel bad about that even though I know they are making a lot of money. Aside from the cute Read More

Origami Zodiac - Hermit Werds - black and bronze nail art with stamped baby boomer french tips and origami zodiac animals for the year of the rooster, dog, pig, rat, and ox

Hello Again & Origami Zodiac

February 3, 2019 Lisa 0

Wow… So I hadn’t quite meant to take such a giant step back from social media, the blog, and nail art. I rearranged my workroom and found I could fit in my grandfather’s old unfolding table that is so perfect for crafts and cutting out patterns and, well, I got Read More

Kitty Tangrams - Hermit Werds - sparkly orange water marble nail art with two white cat tangram puzzles stamped on top

Kitty Tangrams

January 18, 2019 Lisa 0

I’ve painted and folded plenty of origami on this site, but what about those little critters made from solid triangles on the stamping plates? They’re called tangrams and they are an ancient Chinese puzzle game. Tangrams To make your own tangram, take a square of paper, felt, etc. and cut Read More

Glitter Conch - Hermit Werds - glittery teal nail art with a teal conch shell and flower stamping decal

Glitter Conch

January 16, 2019 Lisa 0

Today I have a simple glittery look using a mermaid stamping plate from Born Pretty. I wasn’t quite ready for mermaids yet, so I used an image of a conch shell. Is it fair to say that mermaids are the second most common fantasy creature in the stamping plate world Read More

Coral Chrysanthemum - Hermit Werds - coral monochrome nail art with an oriental pattern using Japanese chrysanthemum and cherry blossom stamping decals

Coral Chrysanthemum

January 15, 2019 Lisa 0

It seems like I only paint coral nails when it comes from a nail challenge prompt (#LigaNailistaChallenge) and then I just want to go full on coral. So today I have another coral monochrome. You can see the one I painted in 2017 here [Edit 1-16-2018: Sorry, it was a Read More

Snowman Wonderland - Hermit Werds - blue thermal snowflake crelly with snowmen stamping decals on top, including a skating snowman

Snowman Wonderland

January 14, 2019 Lisa 0

This design was certainly a trial. I started the month with the illusion that I’d be following the #GlamNailsChallenge prompts. Nope! Okay…I thought I could combine the first two prompts of Snowman and Mittens and then follow the rest normally. I had two snowmen stamping images wearing mittens. Nope! My Read More

Milk Milk Lemonade - Hermit Werds - nail art tribute to Amy Schumer's "Milk Milk Lemonade" music video/skit with actual milk and lemonade

Milk Milk Lemonade – Amy Schumer Tribute

January 11, 2019 Lisa 0

Today is National Milk Day so I thought it was time to share this mani. Also, my apologies for lying about posting new nail art the next day. I had a design planned out and partially painted, but my heart wouldn’t let me finish it until I made a few Read More

Reindeer Afterparty - Hermit Werds - teal nail art with partying reindeer and fireworks stamped on top

Reindeer Afterparty

January 6, 2019 Lisa 0

Well, I guess I can say definitively now: unless everything is ready and all I have to do is hit “Post”, the blog and social media do not get touched when I’m visiting family. That’s probably for the best, but it’s a little hard when you’re trying not to keep Read More

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