Mustard and pink nail art with an owl stamping decal giving you side-eye.

Autumn Owl – BP Review (stamping polish)

November 13, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] Today the color is pink! (And mustard, which I think looks fantastic combined with pink.) Born Pretty’s “Cosmos Bouquet” from their Candy Color stamping polish set is that perfect pink between this might be red and dark enough to work perfectly against white and black backgrounds. Here’s my 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

Busy Bees 2.0 - Hermit Werds - pink and green nail art featuring bee and pink cone flower stamping decals

Busy Bees 2.0

December 13, 2018 Lisa 0

I have completely busted off my index finger’s nail so while I’m fixing that (and the broken links, ugh) I have another recreation from 2017’s #NailFails. My biggest crime with this one was using KleanColor’s metallic polish to stamp something detailed. It looks fine until you top coat and then Read More

Galactic Snowstorm - Hermit Werds - purple, magenta, and blue galaxy nail art with snow flakes, sparkly glitter, and astronaut rabbit, polar bear, and penguin stamping decals

Galactic Snowstorm – featuring Born Pretty Christmas-L005

December 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Someone had a galactic challenge prompt (that I missed) and two other challenges had snowflake prompts (that I’m late for) and the stamping plate I used today had this lovely combination of both. And so I found myself painting classic galaxy nails even though I’ve said several times that I’m Read More

Bunnies in Black - Hermit Werds - neon shooting stars behind weird suited bunnies with a UFO overhead

Bunnies in Black

July 20, 2018 Lisa 0

Sometimes you just get a funny idea in your head and you have to do it. I had a stamping plate with these weird suited bunnies and they gave me a brain worm that I just couldn’t shake. I had to riff off of Men in Black with them. I’m Read More

Love is Love - Hermit Werds - soft pastel LGBTQ positive graffiti nail art

Love is Love

June 22, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s Pride Month and I’ve been itching to paint some LGBTQ positive nail art since it started, but the challenges I was following really didn’t fit with that until now. #26GreatNailArtIdeas‘ prompt of graffiti fits well with a rainbow theme so I grabbed Born Pretty Valentine’s Day BP-L005 and got Read More

Flowers for Molly - Hermit Werds - red/green thermal polish with red flowers and green Chinese dancing girls

Flowers for Molly

May 8, 2018 Lisa 0

Molly is the indie maker behind Shinespark Polish. We were not close friends, but I had purchased from her several times and we had interacted on Instagram. I admired her so much and love her polishes. I heard about her murder two days after it occurred. She was going to Read More

Anti-Valentine - Hermit Werds - anti-valentine candy hearts on an orange background

Anti-Valentine

February 9, 2018 Lisa 0

I normally don’t have much to do with Valentine’s Day beyond chocolate eating but #NailCraziesUnite’s prompt was Anti-Valentine Hearts and so that’s what we’re doing! Anti-Valentine hearts are an amusing response to the holiday. I think Singles’ Day is a better one (the sales are about more than just delicious 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

Black Cat v 2.0 - Hermit Werds - negative space nails in purple and silver with scrappy black cats

Black Cat V 2.0 and Pink Villainy

October 27, 2017 Lisa 1

This black cat nail art is for #26GreatNailArtIdeas Halloween w/Negative Space. I was going to do something more complex, but then I asked myself, “Why am I making my life hard right now?” And the answer is that sometimes I think if I don’t struggle I’m not doing a good Read More

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