Eye of the (Domesticated) Tiger - Hermit Werds - metallic oranges and pinks stamped over with the black stripes of a cat

Eye of the (Domesticated) Tiger

January 5, 2018 Lisa 0

I just can’t do enough cat nail art, obviously. The hard part of this mani was settling on which metallic polish colors I wanted to use because I’d always planned on using a bunch and then having black as my one color. It’s not cheating if you were plotting it Read More

Happy New Year (2018) - Hermit Werds - black and silver firework stamping on a blurple background

Happy New Year! (2018)

January 2, 2018 Lisa 2

Well, I didn’t post these on New Years, but the base polish was on my nails! And, really, that’s the problem. Because the indie maker of Bee’s Knees Lacquer will tell you that this polish is a nail art community favorite for good reasons and I had a hard time Read More

Peppermint Coffees - Hermit Werds - peppermint coffee theme with two freehand painted white reindeer wearing red scarves

Peppermint Coffees

December 31, 2017 Lisa 0

One of the great joys of the holiday season is the arrival of peppermint coffee creamers in the grocery store. Such an effortless way to make coffee magical in the morning. I like pumpkin spice coffee just fine, but I love peppermint coffee even more. Yum, yum, yum. So when Read More

Polar Bears Sleigh - Hermit Werds - polar bear wearing silver reindeer antlers on a dark blue holographic snowy background

Polar Bears Sleigh

December 31, 2017 Lisa 0

I’ve had these on my nails for three days and I’m only now photographing and posting them. Ah, I’ve gotten so lazy. That’s a lie. Yesterday I rearranged a bunch of things in my workroom because that’s what my heart wanted to do most. I’m really liking the changes. I’m Read More

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 unless you count the blue ornaments on Blue Ornaments. 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 Read More

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