Bright celery green nail art with a skull and crossed swords stamped on top.

Skull and Swords

October 17, 2020 Lisa 2

It feels a little lame to say this, but I had to color in the stamping decal of the skull twice because my brain registered the sword tips as horns on the skull so I used the wrong color on them. Woops! Anyway, this nail art falls into a general Read More

Neutral colored nail art of an evil magic spell to summon a spider queen. Lots of spider webs.

Summoning the Spider Queen – BBB Review (glow in the dark powder)

October 14, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] I’m always excited when spider or bug prompts show up. So today’s design jumped ship from @clairestelle8’s Halloween prompts to @glamnailchallenge’s spider prompt. I really wanted to explore some ugly prettiness and neutral shades with just a touch of color. So I painted in all neutrals and ended Read More

Brown and green skeletal pirate nail art with map and compass.

Cursed Pirates

September 19, 2019 Lisa 0

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! I’m so out of practice writing for this blog that I can’t even think of a good pirate-y phrase to say hello again. Hi! I’ve slowly been painting my nails more and more complexly so it’s time to start posting too (and also because Read More

Carry Rum - Hermit Werds - green shimmer nail art with pirate crew decals and a hook holding a bottle of rum "Keep Calm and Carry Rum"

Carry Rum

September 19, 2018 Lisa 0

Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the holidays that I try to make nail art for. Last year it was Space Pirates and the year before that I was still getting my feet under me. Two years in a row is still a tradition, right? πŸ˜‰ Normally I Read More

Mother's Eggs - Hermit Werds - nail art celebrating the cycle of eating eggs with hen, sunny side up egg and an empty plate.

Mother’s Eggs

July 17, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve said before that eggs are one of my favorite foods. Today I have another silly mani to celebrate that delicious food. I’d originally planned to post this on Mother’s Day since hens are moms, but I ended up being too busy hanging out with my own mother the day Read More

Nude and Neon - Hermit Werds - When Colours Collide (Nude and Neon)

Nude and Neon

May 14, 2017 Lisa 0

This nail art was for the When Colours Collide challenge group. The limitation to this was that you could only use two neon colors along with your nude color. I decided to go with neon green and neon yellow and that I wanted some negative space too. Then I decided Read More

Z is for Zeppelin - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘Z’ is for Zeppelin

December 15, 2016 Lisa 2

I did want to try to get at least one more steampunk nail art in before the year ends, so my topic for the letter ‘z’ was pretty obvious. Zeppelins! I planned this manicure out the same time I did Christmas Preparations. I thought I’d love the other one more Read More

X is for X-files - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (tv show) - Hermit Werds

‘X’ is for X-Files

November 24, 2016 Lisa 0

I originally wanted to do X-Men, but there really aren’t stamping plates for that and I’ve run out of time to freehand as much as I’d like. So I went with my backup, X-Files, which required less freehanding. ‘X’ will always be a hard letter to get through, but I’ll Read More

Beetlejuice - 31 Day Challenge (movie) - Hermit Werds

BeetleJuice

October 22, 2016 Lisa 0

I remember when Beetlejuice came out. It was a pretty fun movie, but not a favorite of mine. I did, however, watch the cartoon quite faithfully (though I cannot really remember any particular episode to this day, just the sandworms). And then I heard this year that Tim Burton wouldn’t Read More

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