Lacy Heart - Hermit Werds - lace stamping in a heart shape over a glittery pink background with red heart sequins on top

Lacy Heart

February 13, 2019 Lisa 0

Somehow I managed to fit in the @one_nail_creativity_club in the middle of all my reviewing. I think it turned out pretty well, though if I could do it again, I’d cobble together two different stamping images and continue the theme of lace hearts up the entire nail. Alas, I am Read More

Love Letters - Hermit Werds - metallic teal nails with Valentine's Day glitter on top and love letter stamping decals

Love Letters – BBB Review (stamping plate)

February 13, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] I did manage to snag one of Beauty BigBang’s Valentine’s Day stamping plates: BeautyBigBang XL-046. I know, I know. You miss the Christmas/winter made to work designs. All good things must come to an end to make room for new good Stuff. 😉 BeautyBigBang XL-046 This stamping plate Read More

Winter's Love - Hermit Werds - blue chameleon nail art with golden lace, snowman, and hearts including glow in the dark hearts

Winter’s Love – BBB Review (sequin & stamping plate)

February 12, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] Have you been missing the glow in the dark stuff? I have. Why can I never get around to painting them more?! Well today’s glow did not even require painting because I used Beauty BigBang’s glow in the dark heart sequins (J4196-1C) along with the last stamping plate Read More

Four Elements of Holo - Hermit Werds - nail art of the four elements and representative animals (blue/dolphin/water, green/horse/earth, orange/scorpion/fire, and yellow/dragonfly/air) with a holographic thermal top coat on top

Four Elements of Holo – BP Review (top coat)

February 11, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] I’d love to create a whole series of nail art based on the elements, but I have other series that I’ve already started and want to round out more first. So today I decided to visit the four basic elements according to Western culture: fire, earth, water, and Read More

Kitty Clause - Hermit Werds - glittery magenta nails with orange french tips edged with a cute toy train and cute cats

Kitty Clause – BBB Review (stamping plates)

February 10, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] All aboard the color train! LOL We’re back to reviewing stamping plates today with Beauty BigBang’s XL-030 and XL-033. The former has several cat images (all of which I loved and used immediately) and the later has this amazing full-nail train stamp that I separated to create a Read More

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

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