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

Vixen's Tree of Lights - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring reindeer wearing festive Christmas wreathes and a Christmas tree made of string lights on a shimmery purple and blue background

Vixen’s Tree of Lights

December 22, 2018 Lisa 0

Allergies mean that I can’t have a live Christmas tree, but I don’t think I’d want one now anyway. My last mini faux tree was given away two years ago. It’s a lot simpler without them (although I admire my mother-in-law’s year-round tree that she decorates for each season). I Read More

Embrace the Night - Hermit Werds - harlequin pattern made with rhombus sequins and a strange golden dancer wearing a mask

Embrace the Night – An Exploration in Glitter Placement

February 28, 2018 Lisa 0

This mani was for #TheInspirationChallenge on Instagram. It gave me an excuse to play with some rhombus sequins that I had just purchased to make a harlequin pattern. I’d also like to pretend these are my Mardi Gras nails. Sequins are so shiny and wonderful, but one thing I’ve learned Read More

Hobbies of the Red Queen - Hermit Werds - freehand paintings of the Red Queen's hobbies in black and red: croquet, baking tarts, collecting red things and ordering executions

Hobbies of the Red Queen

February 26, 2018 Lisa 4

#NailCraziesUnite’s latest prompt is Red and Black Hobbies. I was rather stumped on this one since I didn’t feel like doing more nail art on reading and that’s my second major hobby. So… It was time to defeat my tendency to get mentally stuck on what I don’t want to Read More

Beauty BIgBang - press samples

Beauty BigBang Review – Christmas Stamping Plates

December 5, 2017 Lisa 0

Press Sample I apparently needed a mental break on top of spending the weekend with family. Well, today I am back with four different nail designs as I explore the possibilities and quality of the stamping plates Beauty BigBang sent to me (I will do a review for the sequins Read More

Butterfly Flag - Hermit Werds - the American Flag as seen through a butterfly's wing

Butterfly Flag

September 28, 2017 Lisa 0

It’s the twenty-eighth day of the #31DC2017 and I am combining the prompt of Inspired by a Flag with #nailsunitedseptchallenge’s Butterfly. I seriously thought about doing a butterfly flag. Last year I chose to base my manicure on Japan’s flag. I’m just not feeling it, America. But I decided to Read More

Christmas Preparations - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Christmas Preparations

December 11, 2016 Lisa 4

I didn’t want to do presents or trees or holiday ornaments. So I thought I’d do a Christmas date night theme instead. I wish I’d stamped some background holo snowflakes on all of the nails instead of just my thumb, but I think it still worked out okay. Base Colors: Read More