Grape Vine - Hermit Werds - purple grape-colored nail art with green grape decals and grape vines

Grape Vine

September 12, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I am bringing you some super purple grape nail art for #glamnailschallengesept. At the start of this month I finally went through my helmers and recorded all of the polishes I haven’t used yet on the blog. I had 52 Sinful Colors/Shine polishes listed alone, 150 total unlisted polishes. Read More

Stars of the Orient - Hermit Werds - shimmery blue floral kimono stamping on a blue grey glitter filled background

Stars of the Orient

May 17, 2018 Lisa 0

The best weather for using thermal polishes is rapidly fading away so I thought it was time to use Shinespark’s “Snowfall” before it became too difficult to photograph in all its glory. And with my luck the day I used it was rather warm and I still had to dip Read More

Fields of Roses - Hermit Werds - nail art of red rose vines against a green holographic background

Fields of Roses

May 14, 2018 Lisa 0

#WhenColoursCollide was much more vigilant this time about people strictly sticking to the color prompt and to that I say, ‘Good for them!’ It felt like people were playing fast and loose with the prompts more and more, and it was time to rein it in. And, of course, it 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

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

Pi Day 2018 - Hermit Werds - raspberry pie nails on a checkered blue cloth

Pi Day – 2018

March 14, 2018 Lisa 0

When I purchased Essie’s “Toggle to the Top” I thought it was the perfect polish to represent berry pie filling. It’s this dark raspberry color packed with glitter and so yummy. I must do pie nails with this, I thought. On Pi Day. So for the past two Pi Days Read More

Forever Craned - Hermit Werds - oriental-themed nail art with a clear to blue-grey thermal polish and crane stamping

Forever Craned

January 7, 2018 Lisa 0

I wanted so badly to do justice to this polish, but I apparently have great circulation and that makes photographing a thermal polish hard even during the winter. I am just going to have to suck it up and have a bowl of ice water on standby next time. Shinespark 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

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

Oktoberfest - Hermit Werds - celebrating Germany's Oktoberfest with a couple of beers

Oktoberfest

October 7, 2017 Lisa 0

When I think of things like Oktoberfest, I naturally think of booze. Beer, though. Less exciting for me. A lot of different places have started throwing celebrations with the same name but Wikipedia seems to think this is essentially German. I hopefully didn’t pick any patterns that were too far Read More

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