Hunka Hunka Skeleton - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring hunky skeletons showing off for interested skull stamped over a copper and red gradient

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-026 stamping plate

October 5, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Today I’m bringing you my silliest Halloween mani yet in this review of BeautyBigBang XL-026. It has so many skeletons ranging from cute to seriously detailed. Dancing skeletons, fancy damask pattern skeletons, and even a skull with hearts popping out of its eyes. All bones, all the time. 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

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

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

Water My Cactus - Hermit Werds - dark blue, pink, and coral nail art with a cactus in both the rain and the sunshine

Water My Cactus

September 25, 2018 Lisa 0

Confession time: I fell in love with a color combination. Aileen Bell (@azbelle_nails) painted an absolutely gorgeous floral design for #NailChallengeCollaborative’s pink/blue theme last month and I loved it so much I had to try it with my own stamps. But I live in a desert so I used cacti Read More

Thankfully Halloween - Hermit Werds - purple magnetic polish with spooky stamping (spider, ghouls, bats, haunted house) on top

Thankfully Halloween

September 24, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m back with one of my recreations of last year’s designs that I wasn’t happy with. I’ve skipped around to return to a purple magnetic polish look that I made to express my thankfulness on how much I enjoy painting nails with my stepdaughter who often asks for Halloween stamps. Read More

Pass the Puffer Fish - Hermit Werds - purple and grey plaid nail art with puffer fish decals on top

Pass the Puffer Fish

September 21, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m back with another fabric and sea creature design. There are so many stamping plates combining fabric patterns and flowers. I am unsure why fish haven’t caught on yet. #AZNailArtChallenge has continued to enable me in this mission by picking ‘P’ is for Plaid and I happily dug out 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? 😉 Normally I Read More

Fox Among Daisies - Hermit Werds - teal and terra cotta nail art with daisies and a fox decals on top

Fox Among Daisies

September 19, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m feeling like a complete-ist this month, but I knew I wasn’t going to be able to finish all of the #GlamNailsChallenge prompts and everything else I wanted to do unless I got a little bit creative. So I decided to combine daisies and foxes. It also conveniently meant that Read More

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