Pink cake with three fancy candles sticking out of it.

Happy Third Year Blogiversary (to me)

June 23, 2019 Lisa 2

I tend to skip over big moments like numbers of followers or posts and especially year end posts. I’m just not that into summaries, even though they can be a great way to revisit older posts, because I can always think about something else to write about and then the 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

Dart Gun Mod - Hermit Werds - the insides of the dart gun

Walking Backwards into a (dart) Gun Mod

August 14, 2018 Lisa 2

Marie Kondo’s method of decluttering doesn’t really work for me because I have too many things that spark joy. LOL I just went through a clothing purge in March/April and yet here I’ve had to go through it again. I got rid of half my wardrobe this time and you Read More

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers - Hermit Werds - bright yellow and red nail art featuring a grumpy lion, flowers, and ham

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers + Life Update

April 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been totally neglecting my nails lately. In fact, they’ve just had clear polish on them for over a week! The horror! Luckily I have a few manis that I haven’t shared with you yet and one of them fits #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt of Things that are Round. The flowers are Read More

Circles and Lines - Hermit Werds - black gel nails with flakie powder and black stamping in circles and lines

Circles and Lines

April 3, 2018 Lisa 0

March’s host for #NailsWithIgFriends was Sharon (@sharnailstar). She is an actual nail technician and I admire her work greatly. She is living proof that you don’t have to obsessively make decals to create gorgeous and complex designs with nail stamping. The theme was Circles and Lines. I really wanted to Read More

#NailGoals - Nov 2017

#NailGoals Nov 2017 and Look Back

November 6, 2017 Lisa 3

Didn’t I tell you guys that I’m terrible at noticing landmark moments? We passed the 200 blog posts mark a few posts ago and I missed it!  Other things you might be missing if you don’t follow my Instagram feed is that I posted images with my monthly favorites for Read More

Lemons First - Hermit Werds - Yellow and grey manicure featuring glass fleck lemons

Lemons First

August 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Do I know why I decided to title this “Lemons First”? No. No, I do not. #GlamNailChallengeAug had a lemon prompt. I’d already done a cheerful-style lemon nail art so this time I decided to go for a more sophisticated yellow and grey look. That worked out well for me Read More

#TransIsBeautiful #TransIsStrong - Hermit Werds - support the transgender community

#TransIsBeautiful #TransIsStrong

July 31, 2017 Lisa 2

@chelseasnailstory and @ilze_nailed_it organized a show of support from the Instagram nail art community for the trans community. I heard about it the day the image for the collage was due and hurried but I missed being included in it by a few hours. The show of support is much Read More

Habitica - a habit-forming RPG

How and Why I Use Habitica

January 29, 2017 Lisa 2

Right now my nails are bare and have been since last night. Ah, the horror! I even have the polishes for my next major manicure pulled out, but I will not be working on it tonight because I have other things that needed to get done more. Booooo! And speaking Read More

First Flail Into the Void

First flail into the void

June 23, 2016 Lisa 0

It’s funny. I’ve spent time picking a new web host. Time figuring out if I wanted to change domains. Time thinking of what I’d name my nail art blog (before accepting I’d probably end up drifting all over the place so there was no point coming up with a new Read More