Autumnal nail art with a little blue bird against a robin blue crelly full of pink/orange/red flakies.

Blue Bird of Autumn – BP Review (stamping polish)

November 24, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] I painted this in September, but it really felt more fall-like than summer so I have held it back until now. Unfortunately, that meant holding back my review for Born Pretty’s “Sunrise” as well, but… Born Pretty’s “Sunrise” …it ended up looking so similar to their “Orange Autumn” Read More

Blue nail art with holographic silver squares and a glamourous lady shopper

Retail Blues

November 22, 2019 Lisa 0

Can it be? Am I posting my mani for #pantone2019winterchallenge’s Evening Blue shade on not-Sunday? πŸ˜‚ My design was inspired by this month, which, as discussed with others earlier today, is really more about the buying of the things. Black Friday and Cyber Monday become increasingly spread out as stores Read More

Blue Lily - Hermit Werds - cobalt blue nail art with pearly white lily nail stamping and flower decal

Blue Lily

September 2, 2018 Lisa 0

Oh, I love this blue. It’s bright and yet not absolutely saturated and obnoxious. It’s dark but not so dark that it doesn’t show up as blue in most lighting situations. It is probably one of the few polishes that I would get a backup bottle to. Most other polish Read More

La-sea with a Chance of Sharks - Hermit Werds - nail art with elegant blue lace ocean with a great white shark stamped on top

La-sea with a Chance of Sharks

July 26, 2018 Lisa 0

I don’t know about you but I’ve been operating with a personal list of holidays I celebrate for a while and it’s now bleeding into my nail art. So I had to paint some shark nail art for Shark Week (July 22-29 in 2018). I was looking around without much Read More

Birthday Foil - Hermit Werds - rainbow foil stamped birthday nails with cake and streamers

May’s Birthdays

June 9, 2018 Lisa 0

I had two birthday manis in May and both of them were for pillars of the nail art community instead of specific people. The first one I am sharing with you is one that posted more recently. It is the first year anniversary of the start of #NailAddicsCollab! I wanted Read More

Blue Water Marble - Hermit Werds - blue water marble with four nail polishes

Blue Water Marble

May 27, 2018 Lisa 0

Since I’d so recently painted a monochrome blue mani I didn’t really want to have to go through that many test swatches again any time soon. But #WhenColoursCollide had a blue theme so I went with a crazy water marble, which is easier to pick colors for. I’m really happy Read More

Coffee Blues 2.0 - Hermit Werds - blue monochrome coffee-themed nail art

Coffee Blues 2.0

April 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I thought I’d sneak in another recreation for #NailChallengeCollaborative before the month ended. This was actually from October of last year so it really hasn’t been too long, but it’s also one of my favorite themes: coffee! I liked the idea of a blue monochrome coffee mani, but I took Read More

In a Garden, Darkly - Hermit Werds - dark blue smoosh marble background with shimmery purple flowers on top

In a Garden, Darkly

January 11, 2018 Lisa 0

I have been part of the nail artist community on Instagram for about a year now and I recently found out one of the ways I’ve left myself out of the loop. Stories are apparently being used to announce that someone is putting a birthday collage together. Then anyone who Read More

Forever Craned - Hermit Werds - oriental-themed nail art with a clear to blue-grey thermal polish and crane stamping

Forever Craned

January 7, 2018 Lisa 0

I wanted so badly to do justice to this polish, but I apparently have great circulation and that makes photographing a thermal polish hard even during the winter. I am just going to have to suck it up and have a bowl of ice water on standby next time. Shinespark Read More

Polar Bears Sleigh - Hermit Werds - polar bear wearing silver reindeer antlers on a dark blue holographic snowy background

Polar Bears Sleigh

December 31, 2017 Lisa 0

I’ve had these on my nails for three days and I’m only now photographing and posting them. Ah, I’ve gotten so lazy. That’s a lie. Yesterday I rearranged a bunch of things in my workroom because that’s what my heart wanted to do most. I’m really liking the changes. I’m Read More

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