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

Tea for Two - Hermit Werds - two blurple stamping decal bears drinking tea against a jelly background with opalescent glitters

Tea for Two – BBB Review stamping plates

February 7, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] It’s time to get back in the reviewing saddle! Today I have two stamping plates for you BeautyBigBang XL-031 and BeautyBigBang XL-032. I asked for the whole winter holiday set of five stamping plates so you will be seeing the other three soon. πŸ˜‰ I’m very sad that Read More

Celestial Year of the Pig - Hermit Werds - red and gold nail art for Chinese New Year's Year of the Pig complete with geometric boar's head

Celestial Year of the Pig

February 5, 2019 Lisa 0

Happy Chinese New Year! A holiday which I prefer over the western version with its dropping balls and celebrities bribed to entertain us instead of being with their families. I always feel bad about that even though I know they are making a lot of money. Aside from the cute Read More

Origami Zodiac - Hermit Werds - black and bronze nail art with stamped baby boomer french tips and origami zodiac animals for the year of the rooster, dog, pig, rat, and ox

Hello Again & Origami Zodiac

February 3, 2019 Lisa 0

Wow… So I hadn’t quite meant to take such a giant step back from social media, the blog, and nail art. I rearranged my workroom and found I could fit in my grandfather’s old unfolding table that is so perfect for crafts and cutting out patterns and, well, I got Read More

Glitter Conch - Hermit Werds - glittery teal nail art with a teal conch shell and flower stamping decal

Glitter Conch

January 16, 2019 Lisa 0

Today I have a simple glittery look using a mermaid stamping plate from Born Pretty. I wasn’t quite ready for mermaids yet, so I used an image of a conch shell. Is it fair to say that mermaids are the second most common fantasy creature in the stamping plate world Read More

Coral Chrysanthemum - Hermit Werds - coral monochrome nail art with an oriental pattern using Japanese chrysanthemum and cherry blossom stamping decals

Coral Chrysanthemum

January 15, 2019 Lisa 0

It seems like I only paint coral nails when it comes from a nail challenge prompt (#LigaNailistaChallenge) and then I just want to go full on coral. So today I have another coral monochrome. You can see the one I painted in 2017 here [Edit 1-16-2018: Sorry, it was a Read More

Snowman Wonderland - Hermit Werds - blue thermal snowflake crelly with snowmen stamping decals on top, including a skating snowman

Snowman Wonderland

January 14, 2019 Lisa 0

This design was certainly a trial. I started the month with the illusion that I’d be following the #GlamNailsChallenge prompts. Nope! Okay…I thought I could combine the first two prompts of Snowman and Mittens and then follow the rest normally. I had two snowmen stamping images wearing mittens. Nope! My Read More

Milk Milk Lemonade - Hermit Werds - nail art tribute to Amy Schumer's "Milk Milk Lemonade" music video/skit with actual milk and lemonade

Milk Milk Lemonade – Amy Schumer Tribute

January 11, 2019 Lisa 0

Today is National Milk Day so I thought it was time to share this mani. Also, my apologies for lying about posting new nail art the next day. I had a design planned out and partially painted, but my heart wouldn’t let me finish it until I made a few Read More

Reindeer Afterparty - Hermit Werds - teal nail art with partying reindeer and fireworks stamped on top

Reindeer Afterparty

January 6, 2019 Lisa 0

Well, I guess I can say definitively now: unless everything is ready and all I have to do is hit “Post”, the blog and social media do not get touched when I’m visiting family. That’s probably for the best, but it’s a little hard when you’re trying not to keep Read More

Christmas Carolers - Hermit Werds - nail art of a pig, a pug (dog), two cats, and a sheep singing Christmas carols against a shimmery background in purple to orange to raspberry tones

Christmas Carolers

December 23, 2018 Lisa 2

The last time I combined animals and music I was painting the Bremen Town Musicians. It feels like I painted them ages ago, but it’s only been a few months! I already knew that I really wanted to use UR Sugar’s UR-L007’s singing animals as Christmas carolers and then I Read More

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