Sugar skull nail art for the Day of the Dead on black jelly teal glitter fake nails with freehand painted cat and fish sugar skulls and flowers.

Sugar Skull Cat

December 2, 2020 Lisa 2

I’ve been wanting to paint a sugar skull cat and accompanying fish for at least two years. In fact, the false nails I used for this mani have been sporting their black jelly base since 2019’s Day of the Dead. I am good at intimidating myself out of freehand painting. Read More

Minimalist Meow - Hermit Werds - freehanded white "Meow" nail art with cute kitty cats

Minimalist Meow

May 10, 2019 Lisa 0

Ages ago I had white gel polish on my nails and I decided to paint this design real quick and save it for a rainy day. I’d seen several images like this on t-shirts and bags and anything with four letters goes well on the nails. This was inevitable! I’m Read More

Ghost Crab of the Cosmos - Hermit Werds - deep blue nail art with crab and astrological Cancer symbol and ghostly white paint on top

Ghost Crab of the Cosmos

March 19, 2019 Lisa 0

Well, it was inevitable that I would start combining prompts for #GlamNailsChallenge since my nail art-ing time is getting swallowed up with drawing. But I think this turned out to be a great combination: Ghost and Astrology. I love the little crabs that symbolize Cancer so I used that along Read More

A B C...Zzz - Hermit Werds - nail art with holographic corals, salmon pink, and the start of the alphabet until kitty gets tired. Zzzz...

A B C…Zzz

March 14, 2019 Lisa 0

I’d drawn up this design to use the ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ that one of my stamping plates had. I figured I’d pull it out if I had to do another Back to School prompt. But then #AZNailArtChallenge restarted with ‘A’ is for Alphabet and, well, I couldn’t not use Read More

Sinful Colors' "Bangin' Blue" - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of two polar bears about to kiss beneath the mistletoe on a blue jelly polish full of iridescent glitter with icebergs decorating the other nails

Polar Bear Smooches

December 18, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s always amusing to see what subjects I return to. I still haven’t painted penguin nails, but this is my third polar bear nail art. My first one was also for Christmas so maybe this will end up being a tradition of some sort. Either way, when I had the Read More

Santa Cookie - Hermit Werds - glittery red and green baby boomer french tip nails decorated with gingerbread Santa, Mrs. Clause, and Rudolph cookies

Santa Cookie

December 17, 2018 Lisa 0

I tried something different and took a nap when I was feeling really tired. So instead I slept through most of the day. I can’t win. But I still have these yummy glittery baby boomer french tip gingerbread cookie nails to share! (I lied. The cat came and cuddled immediately Read More

Glittery Poinsettia - Hermit Werds - red manicure with a pink accent nail covered with iridescent glitter and freehand painted holly leaves and poinsettia flowers (Robin Moses)

Glittery Poinsettia

December 16, 2018 Lisa 0

Well, I’m going to be getting out of order, but I haven’t forgotten the nail art prompts that I missed! I really wanted to paint some Robin Moses nail art this month, but I wasn’t interested in snowmen (which is what the prompts were for on Instagram) so I asked Read More

Santa's Coming to Town - Hermit Werds - Santa cradling a snow globe with a snowy home scene in mitten-ed hands

Santa’s Coming to Town

December 10, 2018 Lisa 1

I updated to WordPress 5.0 just now and it broke all of the nail polish and stamping plate links. I am working on fixing them, just be aware they aren’t working right now. Also, the Gutenberg editor is dog barf to write posts with. I’ll give it a little more Read More

Spooky Pusheen - Hermit Werds - a Pusheen ghost emerging from a jack-o-lantern freehand painted on a royal blue glitter-y jelly base

Spooky Pusheen

October 13, 2018 Lisa 1

Pusheen is a pretty well-known little cat. She appeared on the internet in 2010 in a comic strip written by Claire Belton and Andrew Duff and by the time I realized she was a Thing with a Name, she was everywhere. (I’m culturally slow sometimes.) While the original creators continue Read More

Wrath of the Dragon - Hermit Werds - purple nail art with the Maleficent dragon from Sleeping Beauty surrounded by blue glow in the dark flames.

Beauty BigBang Review – glow in the dark powder J2103-12A

October 10, 2018 Lisa 0

I’d originally meant to review this glow in the dark powder with the bat manicure that you will be seeing tomorrow, but #liganailistachallenge had a dragon prompt and I had this lovely image of Malifecent as a dragon on Maniology’s Happily Never After BM-XL193 stamping plate. How could I not Read More

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