Register to Vote this October

Register to Vote this October

October 4, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m definitely planning on some I Voted! nail art in November to encourage people to vote. But if you haven’t registered to vote yet, you won’t have a voice by the time November comes around. So, please. It only takes a few minutes now to ensure that your vote will Read More

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid - Hermit Werds - vampire squid freehand painted over quatrefoil stamped deep ultramarine jelly polish

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid

October 4, 2018 Lisa 0

While the title of today’s nail art doesn’t trip off the tongue delightfully I thought painting a deep sea creature whose scientific name means “vampire squid from hell” to be quite appropriate for October. But the truth of the vampire squid is not horrific at all. According to this paper, Read More

Birds of Fall - Hermit Werds - nail art of a sweet little fall birds on a duochrome red leaf background

Birds of Fall

October 3, 2018 Lisa 0

I fell in love with nail art with tiny birds last winter and haven’t had nearly enough opportunities to explore the subject. So I inevitably chose birds for my fall look for #NailsWithIgFriends hosted by the lovely Neha (@nehabothra). These are more stylized so they’re not quite as dear to Read More

Gourmet Licorice - Hermit Werds - bright teal jelly sandwich nails with gourmet licorice freehand painted on top

Gourmet Licorice

October 3, 2018 Lisa 0

The first #GlamNailsChallengeOct prompt of the month was Candy. I did have a design with candy drawn out, but I think I want to save it for Christmas. So I did a search for candy patterns and everything Halloween seemed to either be candy corn or wrapped candies with something Read More

Bulbasaur Evolves - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of Bulbasaur and his evolutions: Ivysaur, Venusaur, and Mega Venusaur

Bulbasaur: Pokedex Nail Project #1

October 2, 2018 Lisa 0

Menny (@mennysnailcorner) has started a new long-term collab called the Pokedex Nail Project. Every two weeks the next Pokemon in the pokedex will be due. So we’ve started with Bulbasaur and I already kinda messed up because I painted all of his evolutions and they are the very next ones Read More

A Mauve of Monsters - Hermit Werds - monochrome mauve nail art of a group of monsters

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-028 stamping plate

October 2, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Group scene nail art is a lot of fun and something I haven’t tackled yet even though I have several stamping plates with them. Today I finally embraced the look with an image from Beauty BigBang’s XL-028 stamping plate. It’s a fun image with a lot of silly Read More

Green Coffee - Hermit Werds - holographic green coffee nail art with coffee berry bush

Green Coffee + a year’s worth of coffee nails

October 1, 2018 Lisa 0

Happy International Coffee Day! Or…belated America’s National Coffee Day… (Seriously, America, pick up your skirts and shuffle over a few days so we can all be together.) I thought I’d celebrate by making sure the end of my “year” of coffee nail art fell on this day so there’s been Read More

Robin Moses' Scarecrow - Hermit Werds - recreation of Robin Moses' freehand scarecrow tutorial

Robin Moses’ Scarecrow

September 30, 2018 Lisa 0

Robin Moses has been uploading freehand tutorials to Youtube for yeaaars. I have actually painted one of them before. I have learned quite a bit from her even though I do not watch every video that comes out. Recently she started a nail art for beginners playlist that I think Read More

Halloween Cat Posse - Hermit Werds - neon pink and green banners behind spiders, bats, and a posse of black cats with a pumpkin

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-020 stamping plate

September 30, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Give me three pendant banner strings and I will abuse the heck out of them. This entire design was created from one full nail image on Beauty BigBang’s XL-020 stamping plate, which I am reviewing today. Quality and Test Samples Yesterday’s review was really, really long. So today Read More

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