Sparkly mauve nail art with ocean flora and cute mermaid stamping decals for Mermay

A Little Mermay

May 31, 2019 Lisa 0

This has literally been the first time I painted my nails in over a month but I really didn’t want to miss Mermay so I made time for painting today. Sorry that I’ve had to focus on other things lately. I wish I could say they were things for the 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

Carnival of Brazil - Hermit Werds - Brazillian samba dancers in costume on a feathery neon background

Carnival of Brazil – Moyou London’s Tourist 14 Plate

April 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Ah, the Carnival of Brazil. I’ve seen images and videos of Brazil’s annual festival held between the Friday afternoon before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday at noon. It marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. I love the feathers and the colors and the feathers and the Read More

Tourist Season - Hermit Werds

Tourist Season and blog improvements

February 26, 2017 Lisa 4

This was for the 30 Days of Colour Challenge: Bright. Naturally I tapped into my Sinful Color’s Neon Collection nail polishes, but since I didn’t paint my nails white first they are not quite as bright as they could have been. Considering how hard of a time my phone camera Read More

The Hedgehog's Fairy Tale - Hermit Werds

The Hedgehog’s Fairy Tale

January 19, 2017 Lisa 2

One of my friends has a hedgehog and he brought her in to work (that’s actually a picture of her below). She was adorable. During our regular morning meeting, she ran around the table from person to person and gave hedgehog love (because he wouldn’t let her disappear up his Read More

W is for Whale - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘W’ is for Whale

November 18, 2016 Lisa 0

I’d wanted to do a Wonder Woman manicure, but I was just too tired and stressed to want to muck about with that much striping tape. So I went back to my list of alternatives for ‘W’ and decided to do whales. Because whales are love and there is not Read More

Geometric Kiwi Bird - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Geometric Kiwi

October 13, 2016 Lisa 0

I’ve had this particular manicure planned for a while. Pretty much ever since I purchased the KD-SM612-002 plate from ebay. They are acrylic so I was pretty hesitant to buy them at first. I started with buying the plate I used today because I was quite enamored of that little Read More

F is for Food - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘F’ is for Food

August 24, 2016 Lisa 0

Here is another nail art I got out too late to participate in the inLinkz. Plus I had nowhere I wanted to post my nail art back then. I apparently have a thing for food nail art. Whenever I see a nail stamping plate with food on it, I want Read More

K is for Koi - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘K’ is for Koi

July 20, 2016 Lisa 2

I’ve been waiting to do this manicure until we got to the letter ‘K’, but it has been eating at me extra ever since my Bundle Monster Secret Garden Collection BM-725 nail plate arrived. The stamping plate is a mixture of five different flower-patterned fish and water lilies. I had Read More

J is for Jackalope - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘J’ is for Jackalope

July 14, 2016 Lisa 0

Last week’s ABC nail art challenge was ‘J’. I’d originally intended to do Joker, but when the time came to paint my nails, I wanted something cuter. And what’s cuter than a rabbit with antlers? Especially after I’d recently read an article about how the whole myth may have come Read More